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FACULTY POSITION IN OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University

  • 1.  FACULTY POSITION IN OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University

    Posted 09-13-2022 15:52
    Desautels Faculty of Management McGill University

    Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University invites applications for one or more tenure track or tenured positions in Operations Management (OM) at open ranks. The OM area is seeking qualified applicants, particularly in the field of data analytics related to operation management or operations research topics (e.g., revenue management, supply chain management, sustainable operations, big data, etc.).

    Successful candidates should have the ability to teach courses in data analytics such as data mining, machining/deep learning, predictive analytics, analytics programming, and data visualization. Preference will be given to candidates interested in research and teaching on sustainability, entrepreneurship/innovation, and/or equity, diversity, and inclusion.  However, all applicants will be considered.

    In addition to having data analytics discipline, we expect the applicant to demonstrate potential for research and teaching excellence. The start date will be August 1, 2023. Applicants who plan to complete the requirements for their PhDs within 2023 may be considered. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualification and experience.

    The OM Area at Desautels brings together scholars specializing in analytics, operations management, operations research, and statistics. The OM Area is particularly interested in the candidates whose expertise lies in data-driven research and welcomes all candidates from related disciplines including statistics, economics and computer/information science provided there is significant OM component in the research. The appointed individual would be expected to publish in leading journals, perform well in the classroom and generate research funding. The teaching load and salary are competitive.

    About Desautels Faculty of Management and McGill University

    Desautels  Faculty of Management has more than 76 full-time professors and offers B.Com., MBA, and Ph.D. degrees. The Faculty offers business analytics concentrations both at the undergraduate and MBA levels. The OM Area is also engaged in the Master in Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management (GMSCM) program and the Master of Management Analytics (MMA) Program. The former is a joint program with Zhejiang University in China and significant industry involvement, whereas the latter is a multidisciplinary pre-experience Master's degree featuring experiential learning in the field of business analytics. The recent focus on the founding of the Bensadoun School of Retail Management within Desautels Faculty of Management is a significant initiative. The new retail school will offer academic programs from the undergraduate to the PhD levels with input from global retailers, conduct research on the fast-changing sector, and feature a retail innovation lab to test out new ideas, technologies and products within an academic setting. The members of the area are also affiliated with CIRRELT or GERAD, which are among the most established research centers in North America.

    Application procedure

    The application deadline is October 15, 2022; applications after the deadline may be considered. Applicants should submit their application package through the Workday portal: cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of current and prospective research interests, and a sample research paper. Instructions on how to apply for a job through Workday are below:

    We are not requesting reference letters at this point; reference check is a secondary step which may follow.

    Any questions about the position or receipt of materials should be addressed to  

    The cover letter in the application may be addressed to:

    Operations Management Area, Recruitment committee

    Desautels Faculty of Management

    McGill University

    1001 Sherbrooke Street West

    Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 1G5

    McGill University is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigour and excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

    At McGill, research that reflects diverse intellectual traditions, methodologies, and modes of dissemination and translation is valued and encouraged. Candidates are invited to demonstrate their research impact both within and across academic disciplines and in other sectors, such as government, communities, or industry.

    McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, or that may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate's record.

    McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence,

    All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

    Rim Hariss
    Assistant Professor
    McGill University
    Montreal QC