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

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

    Posted 09-07-2019 16:55

    Professor of Practice in Supply Chain Management and Analytics

    Department of Supply Chain Management and Analytics

    College of Business at 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 2020 start date. We seek outstanding candidates in all areas of supply chain management, operations management and business analytics. 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/or MS courses. This will be an academic year (nine month) appointment. Salary and benefits are competitive and consistent with other Big Ten universities.

    This is a career-oriented, teaching-focused position. Professors of Practice are appointed to three-year terms, with performance reviews conducted annually, with the opportunity for future multi-year renewals. The successful candidate is expected to become involved in the Department and College's teaching mission and to teach a variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition, the candidate will be expected to participate, as appropriate, in the governance of the Department and College of Business, in academic policy-making, and in a variety of non-class activities such as advising students.

    Minimum Required Qualifications

    Applicants must have: 1) a master's degree, along with relevant industrial experience in supply chain management, operations management and/or business analytics; OR 2) 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.

    Preferred Qualifications

    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 12 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 certificates in supply chain management and business analytics, as well as an MS in Business Analytics.

    About the Nebraska College of Business

    The College of Business, established in 1913, moved into a new 240,000 square foot, $84 million dollar state-of-the-art building in the fall of 2017. The Undergraduate Program, consisting of 11 majors and 4 minors, is ranked 44th by US News and World Report, and emphasizes real-world experiences for students. The Online MBA Program is ranked 8th in the nation by Poets and Quants, 13th in the world by the Financial Times, and 26th among public institutions by U.S. News & World Report. Strong support for research and close proximity to the thriving business communities of Omaha and Lincoln help advance the research goals of our 120 faculty and 40 Ph.D. students, in an open, inclusive and collaborative community. Visit the College of Business webpage:

    About Lincoln, NE

    Lincoln, population 290,000, is the third largest city in the Big Ten and is known for its college-town atmosphere, but also offers the attractions and entertainment opportunities of a large metropolitan area. 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. Other accolades include: #4 best state capital to live in by WalletHub; #1 best city for new jobs by Forbes; #2 on quality of life ranking by The Huffington Post; and #4 on best places to raise a family in Children's Health. Lincoln boasts low unemployment, low cost of living, and low crime, along with 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. For more information visit:

    How to Apply for this Position

    To be considered for this position applicants should access requisition F_190148 at Click on "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. Scott Swenseth, Search Committee Chair, and submitted electronically to

    To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 11, 2019. However, 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