The Decision Analysis Society promotes the development and use of logical methods for improving decision-making in public and private enterprise. Such methods include models for decision-making under conditions of uncertainty or multiple objectives; techniques of risk analysis and risk assessment; experimental and descriptive studies of decision-making behavior; economic analysis of competitive and strategic decisions; techniques for facilitating decision-making by groups; and computer modeling software and expert systems for decision support. Our members include practitioners, educators, and researchers with backgrounds in engineering, business, economics, statistics, psychology, and other social and applied sciences.

The Decision Analysis Society is a subdivision of INFORMS, the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences. INFORMS is the world's largest organization of operations researchers and management scientists, with over 12,000 members. The Decision Analysis Society is among the largest of INFORMS' subdivisions, with more than 1000 members.

The Decision Analysis Society was founded in 1980 as the ORSA Special Interest Group on Decision Analysis, becoming the INFORMS Section on Decision Analysis upon the merger of ORSA with TIMS. In February 1996, the Section on Decision Analysis became the Decision Analysis Society.

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  • Shenzhen, China, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen The University now invites applications and nominations for: Professor /Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Operations Management - The School of Management and Economics The School of Management and Economics at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen invites applicants for tenured/tenure-track positions in Business Analytics to begin fall 2021. Junior applicants should have (i) a PhD degree (by the time of reporting duty) in Business Analytics or related fields and (ii) high potential in teaching and research. Senior applicants for Associate and Full Professor positions are expected to have demonstrated academic leadership and strong commitment to the highest standard of excellence. We welcome applications from individuals with research interests in the broad domains of Business Analytics and relevant fields. Teaching requirements may include undergraduate, masters, and doctoral level classes. Materials including: a full curriculum vitae, two to three recent published or working papers, teaching evaluations, teaching and research statements, and at least three references should be submitted online at http://academicrecruit.cuhk.edu.cn/sme. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by November 5, 2020, however the search will continue until the positions are filled. Further information about the posts and the University can be acquired at talent4sme@cuhk.edu.cn.
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  • East Lansing, Michigan, Michigan State University - Supply Chain Management Position   Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business, Department of Supply Chain Management, has an opening for a tenure system assistant professor to start in the 2021-2022 academic year. The department will consider all candidates with expertise in any of the three primary supply chain areas i.e., logistics/transportation, operations, sourcing. Depending on the candidate’s qualifications and fit, the individual will be housed in one of these areas. As part of the application packet, candidates should include a cover letter that clearly indicates the specific supply chain area that they wish to be considered for. While expertise in multiple areas, and their interaction, would be an asset, please choose only one area of primary focus in the application.   Duties include research, teaching, and service. All candidates must have the ability to teach at the undergraduate and MBA levels and a demonstrated record (or potential) of research excellence in supply chain management. Salary and terms are negotiable depending on experience. The position requires a Ph.D. or equivalent degree from an accredited university.   Specific expertise that MSU is seeking in the three areas include, but are not limited, to the following:   Logistics/transportation: contemporary logistics managerial decision-making, strategic warehousing/distribution management, last mile logistics fulfillment, maritime and port logistics management, logistics strategy Operations: process improvement & design; innovation & new product development; emerging technology management; sustainability; service operations in contexts such as healthcare, retail; humanitarian operations; behavioral operations Purchasing/procurement/sourcing: supply chain risk management, supply networks, leveraging supplier capabilities, buyer-supplier relationships, green procurement, electronic sourcing   For all three areas, candidates with business analytics among their research methods expertise will be given priority.   Review of applications will begin August 12, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.  Applications must be submitted online at: http://careers.msu.edu .  Refer to posting #663149.   For additional information, please contact Dr. Yemisi Bolumole ( bolumole@msu.edu ) or Dr. Tobias Schoenherr (schoen48@msu.edu), Search Committee Co-Chairs.   More information on the SCM Department is available at https://broad.msu.edu/supply-chain-management/ MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications/nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.  
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