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Open Faculty Position in Supply Chain Management and Analytics at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

  • 1.  Open Faculty Position in Supply Chain Management and Analytics at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    Posted 01-07-2019 11:36

    Professor of Practice in Supply Chain Management and Analytics

    Department of Supply Chain Management and Analytics

    College of Business

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    The Department of Supply Chain Management and Analytics in the College of Business at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln invites applications for an open-rank Professor of Practice position with an August 2019 start date. This is a non-tenure leading position, with a teaching load of three or four courses per semester in supply chain management and/or business analytics, potentially including online MBA and MS courses. This will be an academic year (nine month) appointment. Salary and benefits are competitive and consistent with other Big Ten universities. Professors of Practice are appointed to three-year terms, subject to renewal, with performance reviews conducted annually. We seek outstanding candidates in all areas of supply chain management and business analytics.


    Applicants must have:

    • a master's degree, along with relevant industrial experience in supply chain management, operations management and/or business analytics;


    • a doctorate in supply chain management, operations management, business analytics, management information systems, or a related field (such as industrial engineering), or will have completed all of the requirements for the Ph.D. at the time of appointment. Applicants must demonstrate an ability to teach college-level courses in supply chain management, operations management or business analytics.

    Experience teaching large lecture sections of undergraduate courses and the ability and desire to teach both online and in-person are preferred.

    About the Department of Supply Chain Management and Analytics

    The Department of Supply Chain Management and Analytics consists of 11 tenured and tenure-track faculty, along with one professor of practice and one full-time lecturer. The department is responsible for teaching the College of Business core courses in Operations and Supply Chain Management and Business Analytics/Information Analysis. The department offers an undergraduate major in supply chain management, as well as a minor in business analytics. At the graduate level, the department teaches courses in the MBA program, and offers graduate certificates in supply chain management and business analytics, as well as an MS in Business Analytics.

    About the Nebraska College of Business

    The college is in a period of tremendous growth. Enrollments have risen dramatically in the last five years, 50 new faculty have been hired, and new resources have enabled continued faculty hiring. A new 240,000 square foot state-of-the-art College of Business building opened in the fall of 2017. Increased support for research and close proximity to thriving business communities of Omaha and Lincoln help advance the college's research goals. The college prides itself in being an open and collaborative community. Visit the CoB webpage

    About Lincoln, NE

    Lincoln, population 290,000, is known for its college-town atmosphere and is the 3rd largest city in the Big Ten. Lincoln was recently named America's brightest and most affordable tech hub by Livability and a Smart Gigabit Community by the National Science Foundation-funded nonprofit U.S. Ignite. Lincoln offers the attractions and entertainment opportunities of a metropolitan area. Accolades also include: #4 best state capital to live in by WalletHub; #1 best city for new jobs by Forbes; a #2 highest quality of life ranking by The Huffington Post; and a #4 ranking in Children's Health magazine's listing of best places to raise a family. Lincoln boasts low unemployment, low cost of living, and low crime. A strong vision for growth, vibrant downtown, extensive bike trails, numerous golf courses and parks, a wide variety of restaurants, shops and museums, and top college sports teams, help make Lincoln a desirable community. Visit for more information.

    How to Apply for this Position

    To be considered for this position applicants should go to, requisition F_180099. Click "Apply to this Job" and complete the Faculty/Academic Administrative Form. Applicants will be required to attach three (3) separate documents in PDF or Word format: 1) a letter of application outlining their relevant teaching experience and interests, including online teaching; 2) a detailed curriculum vita that includes information on education, qualifications, publications, teaching experience, and work experience. If possible, evidence of teaching experience should be included, including the title, level (undergraduate or graduate) and delivery method (in-class, online or blended) for all courses taught, along with a summary of the relevant teaching evaluations; and 3) names and contact information for three references.

    Additionally, three reference letters should be addressed to Dr. Majid Nabavi, Search Committee Chair, and submitted electronically to

    Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

    As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See

    Jennifer Ryan
    Professor and Department Chair
    University of Nebraska–Lincoln
    Lincoln NE