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Open rank tenure-track faculty positions in Operations and Supply Chain Management, Rotterdam School of Management

  • 1.  Open rank tenure-track faculty positions in Operations and Supply Chain Management, Rotterdam School of Management

    Posted 10-10-2019 05:40
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    Job description

    Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM), invites applications for two open-rank tenure-track faculty positions, at the assistant or associate professor level. The positions are in RSM's Department of Technology & Operations Management, section of Supply Chain Management (SCM).

     Required qualifications

    Applicants should have (or expect to complete until August 2020) a PhD in Supply Chain Management, Transportation, Operations Management, or a closely related field. Further, they should have expertise in an area of specific interest to our department:

    • Supply chain co-ordination and contracting;
    • Transportation and logistics;
    • Intralogistics (material handling, warehouse management, terminal operations);
    • Procurement, sourcing, purchasing and supply management;
    • Behavioral Operations;
    • Sustainable operations and health and humanitarian logistics;
    • Retail Operations.

     Candidates at the assistant professor level need to have demonstrated a potential for excellence in research and teaching. Candidates at the associate professor level should have a track record of excellent publications and a substantial teaching portfolio with excellent teaching evaluations. We specifically aim to strengthen our group in the following two domains:

    1. Supply Chain Analytics (Business Analytics/ Empirical Modeling/ Machine Learning/ AI);
    2. Supply Chain and Logistics Optimization (Operations Research/ Management Science);

     Research Environment

    RSM is committed to be a research-led business school. It has seven academic departments with distinct focuses in terms of research and teaching. The Netherlands – and Rotterdam, which is home to the biggest sea port in Europe – is an international gateway to the massive markets of Western Europe, and the Dutch logistics sector employs over 750,000 people and adds about €40 billion to the country's gross domestic product (GDP). The city is the location for distribution centres of American and Asian multinational companies, and the trend for outsourcing and off-shoring production to the Far East has resulted in offshoring and outsourcing operations to find a home here too. In addition, The Netherlands hosts a thriving retail sector, with several Dutch retailers operating globally. Logistics knowledge is increasingly important to sustain turnover in the Netherlands, and research and teaching from the Department of Technology & Operations Management is inspired by our home city but is influenced by and has influence on the rest of the world.  

     The positions are in the Department of Technology & Operations Management, in the Supply Chain Management section. This department has a strong tradition in using, critically reviewing and improving analytical and empirical research methods, and mathematical modeling and simulation.

     The section is part of a strong community of 90 researchers, including more than 40 PhD students in ERIM's Business Processes, Logistics, and Information Systems track (LIS). ERIM is the joint research institute of RSM and the Erasmus School of Economics. The aim of the ERIM-LIS research group is to be at the forefront of developments in its domain, and to make major contributions to management research and to management practice. Our research is largely inspired by business challenges and is often carried out in close co-operation with organizations in the profit and nonprofit sectors, and public authorities.

     RSM uses elements of SCM in both bachelor programmes and several of its master programmes. There is also a specialized MSc in Supply Chain Management. Moreover, the SCM section is one of the founding members of the MSc in Business Analytics, an innovative new master programme at RSM. The candidate for the Supply Chain Analytics position is expected to especially contribute to the latter by teaching relevant courses. Further, the candidate's research and teaching activities are expected to greatly benefit from, and contribute to, the Erasmus Centre for Data Analytics, a flagship centre of RSM. The centre coordinates teaching, research, and valorization activities in the domain of business analytics. The candidate can benefit from, among others, the extensive business connections of the centre, its media support, and IT facilities.

     Employment conditions

    The conditions of employment comply with the collective labor agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU). Favorable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants. Erasmus University Rotterdam has attractive employment conditions, which include a holiday allowance of 8 per cent, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3 per cent, and a generous number of vacation days.

     How to apply

    The application deadline is 1 December 2019, but we will continue to accept applications until the positions are filled. Shortlisted candidates who submit their application package until 14 October 2019 23:59 GMT will be interviewed at INFORMS.

    Applicants should email their letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, two recent (working) papers and names of three referees to Carmen Meesters-Mirasol, with a copy to the chair of the hiring committee, Dr Ioannis Fragkos (

     Screening will start immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

     About the School

    Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is one of Europe's top 10 business schools. RSM provides ground-breaking research and education furthering excellence in all aspects of management and is based in the international port city of Rotterdam – a vital nexus of business, logistics and trade. RSM's primary focus is on developing business leaders with international careers who can become a force for positive change by carrying their innovative mind-set into a sustainable future. Our first-class range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes encourage them to become critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinkers and doers. Study information and activities for future students, executives and alumni are also organized from the RSM office in Chengdu, China.

     The city of Rotterdam

    Rotterdam is the second-largest city in the Netherlands and Europe's biggest port. It is vibrantly international, accommodating some 644,000 people (1.2 million in the greater metropolitan area) from 160 different countries. In addition to being an important business and logistics hub, the city also has an extensive cultural, restaurant, and entertainment scene. Rotterdam is the gateway to Europe; Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, and many other great destinations can all be reached in a few hours. The capital city of Amsterdam is less than an hour away by train or car.

     For further information, about

    Ioannis Fragkos
    Assistant Professor
    Rotterdam School of Management