Welcome to the INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics (TSL) Society!

The INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics (TSL) Society provides INFORMS members and friends with a sustained, specialized focus on all topics of transportation science and logistics, including current and potential problems and contributions to their solution, and supports efforts to extend, unify, and integrate related branches of knowledge and practice. We encourage the education of students and the continuing education of practitioners.

The Society was formed in 2004 with the merger of the Transportation Science and Logistics Sections. The Aviation Applications Section became an affiliate of the Society in 2008 and all members of the Aviation Applications Section are also members of TSL.

The Society is the editorial home of one of INFORMS’ flagship journals, Transportation Science.

The Society includes five special interest groups: Air Transportation, Freight Transportation and Logistics, Urban Transportation Planning and Modeling, Facility Logistics, and Intelligent Transportation Systems.

TSL includes just under 1,000 members, almost half of whom are students. More are welcome. Find us on Twitter!
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  • Oxford, Ohio, Management: Assistant Professor positions (two tenure track positions) in the Supply Chain & Operations Management area. The positions will begin August 2023. Responsibilities include scholarship, teaching, research and service at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The primary teaching responsibilities include the introductory SC&OM course along with an upper-level undergraduate course that is consistent with the candidate’s interest and expertise. The two courses are typically taught in separate semesters. The Farmer School of Business graduates approximately 1,000 students per year across its undergraduate and graduate programs. The Farmer School of Business is housed in a state-of-the-art building and is home to several nationally recognized programs. The SC&OM area is home to a group of faculty dedicated to providing outstanding teaching and research. The SC&OM area is rated as the #18 undergraduate program by Gartner, a global research and advisory firm, and is home to the Center for Supply Chain Excellence. Faculty will be present for in person interviews at the CSCMP, INFORMS, and DSI conferences. Required: Doctorate in Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Logistics, or closely related field (complete by December 31, 2023 for appointment to 2nd year). Successful candidates will demonstrate strong research potential and a commitment to teaching excellence. Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, transcripts, evidence of effective teaching, research samples, a one-page diversity statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service to https://jobs.miamioh.edu/cw/enus/job/500354/assistant-professor-supply-chain-management-operations-management. Department will request letters of recommendation from references listed in application. Inquiries may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Peter A. Salzarulo, at salzarpa@miamioh.edu. Screening of applicants will commence on August 22, 2022 with interviews occurring at CSCMP, INFORMS, and DSI. Screening will continue until the position is filled. Letters of reference will be requested before on-campus interviews commence. Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all. For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage. Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of sex/gender (including sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking), race, color, religion, national origin (ancestry), disability, age (40 years or older), sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, status as a parent or foster parent, military status, or veteran status in its recruitment, selection, and employment practices. Requests for all reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to ADAFacultyStaff@miamioh.edu or 513-529-3560. As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at http://www.miamioh.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2225. Criminal background check required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco free. Miami University is committed to providing up-to-date information from the Department of Labor to our applicants for employment. Here, you will find links to the current information regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).
  • Pomona, California, The Technology and Operations Management Department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications and nominations for one tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant professor level. Duties and Responsibilities: The new faculty member will teach in-person undergraduate and graduate classes primarily in Supply Chain Management and E-Business such as operations management, business statistics and analytics, production management, purchasing management, quality management, transportation and logistics, project management, etc.  Preferred Qualifications: Academic/industrial experiences in Business Analytics and/or Data Management and/or Information Systems are strongly preferred. Date of Appointment: The department seeks to fill this position by Fall 2023. First consideration will be given to completed applications submitted no later than Oct. 10, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. For expanded position description and application, please visit https://careers.pageuppeople.com/873/po/en-us/job/517717/technology-and-operations-management-assistant-professor. General questions can be submitted to tom_recruitment@cpp.edu. Required Qualifications: Candidates must have earned a Ph.D./DBA with concentration in Operations Management, Supply Chain Management or closely related fields such as IE/OR, MS, Decision Science etc. from accredited institutions. ABD candidates will be considered but must have their degree completed by the start date of the appointment. Candidates should demonstrate commitment to publishing in reputable peer-reviewed journals in their areas of expertise and excellence in teaching potential. 
  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, Post Specification Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Engineering Management and Logistics  The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering offers a wide scope of multi-disciplinary undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and actively engages in various applied research and consultancy work with the community. Please visit the website at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/ise/ for more information about the department. Duties The appointees will be required to: (a) undertake teaching activities at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels; (b) initiate and participate in research, consultancy and other scholarly activities; (c) undertake relevant academic administrative duties; and (d) perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Department or his/her delegates.   Qualifications Applicants should have: (a) a PhD degree plus relevant teaching/research/practical experience; (b) a proven track record in research publication and scholarly activities; (c) a good command of written and spoken English; and (d) good communication skills.   Applicants for appointment at Professor or Associate Professor level should have substantial years of relevant post-qualification experience and an excellent record of relevant academic and/or research achievement. Applicants with less experience will be considered for appointment as Assistant Professor. [Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement(s) need not re-apply.]   Remuneration and Conditions of Service A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered. Initial appointment for Assistant Professor will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract. Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement. An appropriate term will be provided for appointment at Associate Professor / Professor levels. For general information on terms and conditions for appointment of academic staff in the University, please visit the website at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/TC.htm. Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.   Application Please send a completed application form by post, nominate three referees from different institutions/organisations by providing their names, addresses and relationship with the applicants, to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong or via email to hrstaff@polyu.edu.hk. Application forms can be downloaded from https://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/careers/guidelines_and_forms/forms. If a separate curriculum vitae is to be provided, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process. The closing date for application is Wednesday, 31 August 2022 . Applicants who are not invited to an interview within two months from the closing date should consider their applications unsuccessful. The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at https://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/careers/guidelines_and_forms/pics_for_recruitment. Revised on 3 March 2022
  • Los Angeles, California, University of Southern California Marshall School of Business Professor of Clinical Data Sciences and Operations (Open Rank) Teaching Track Position in Data Sciences and Operations The Department of Data Sciences and Operations at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California (USC) invites applications for clinical/practice-based non-tenure track (Teaching) positions in Data Sciences and Operations, beginning in Fall 2023. We seek candidates who are inspiring teachers committed to preparing diverse, global leaders at both graduate and undergraduate levels in the broad areas of operations management, statistics, information systems, or business analytics. This is an open rank listing, and the hiring rank depends on qualifications. Possible ranks include Lecturer, Senior Lecturer; Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor of Clinical Data Sciences and Operations; Associate and Professor of the Practice of Data Sciences and Operations. Available positions are full-time, multi-year, renewable appointments, beginning in August 2023. We welcome applications from candidates with a wide array of backgrounds and interests but are especially interested in those capable of teaching courses on operations management, statistics, or business/data analytics. The annual teaching load is equivalent to six courses per year.  Administrative appointments within Marshall may result in course release after the first year. Preferred qualifications for clinical/practice-based faculty positions include: Superior teaching and communication skills, with demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate or graduate students. Practical work experience in relevant fields such as operations management, logistics, supply chain management, data analytics, and AI/Machine Learning. Experience and interest in data analytics, operations and supply chain management, and AI/Machine Learning. A doctoral or other terminal degree in Operations Management, Statistics, Information Systems, or a related discipline is preferred but not required. Salary and rank depend on qualifications. The initial contract length ranges from two to four years based on rank, with the strong expectation that the contract will be renewed if performance expectations are met or exceeded. Employee benefits for full-time faculty are excellent and include tuition assistance for qualifying children and spouses at USC and other participating universities. Department of Data Sciences and Operations The Department of Data Sciences and Operations is made up of faculty working in operations management, statistics, and information systems. Our operations group develops data-driven models for a wide variety of operations problems and approaches based on large-scale analytics and machine learning. Our statistics group comprises leading experts in statistical learning and higher dimensional statistics. Our information systems group focuses on digital transformation, innovation, and experimentation, including digital business strategy in dynamic environments, virtual collaborations, teams and communities, digital business ecosystems, and the design and implementation of an experiment- and algorithm-driven digital interventions in online social networks and marketplaces. Our information systems group utilizes a wide range of theories and methods in Economics, Organization Science, and Strategy. The Department of Data Sciences and Operations is the home of leading Master of Business Analytics (MSBA) and Master of Global Supply Chain Management (MSGSM) programs. USC is a world leader in digital innovation, entertainment, media, and technology, home to such institutes as the Institute for Creative Technologies and is adjacent to the city’s burgeoning “Silicon Beach.” For full consideration, please ensure all materials are uploaded by December 9 th , 2022. Applications should include a cover letter, full resume or curriculum vitae; evidence of teaching excellence, including course evaluations; and three reference letters. Within your materials, please share how you would contribute to and promote Marshall’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in your teaching, curricula, and student engagement. Information about the Data Sciences and Operations department, its faculty, and the Marshall school can be obtained at: http://www.marshall.usc.edu/dso .   USC and Marshall School of Business Located near the heart of Los Angeles, the University of Southern California is home to approximately 40,000 students and 5,000 faculty members. USC Marshall is renowned for its high-ranking undergraduate, graduate, international, and executive education programs, an exceptional faculty engaged in leading-edge research, a diverse, international, and creative student body, and a commitment to technological advancement. The research productivity of Marshall’s 250 full-time faculty ranks among the top 10 business schools in the world, and we are a collaborative and inclusive group of scholars who often work together and our graduate students. USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance. We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100 or by email at uschr@usc.edu . Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law. Quicklink https://facultypositions.usc.edu/FAS/application/position?postingId=REQ20121332
  • Seattle, Washington, The Data Scientist will be a subject matter expert in guiding major analytics efforts across the organization. Time will be spent developing junior analysts within the organization to ensure that bench strength is developed and that a data-driven culture is supported throughout Darigold. As part of the Supply Chain Design Team that focuses on operations research, statistics, modeling, data analysis to inform the senior leadership team on opportunities in the physical network and processes. The Data Scientist will be highly visible while creating solutions for a complex, vertically integrated supply chain. You will have the opportunity to not only present findings directly to decision makers but also help transition into automated decision support systems. As part of a small, focused team, you will collaborate on developing tools and standards to improve decision making and productivity. What You Will Do Manage large amounts of data specific to Supply Chain analytical projects, problem solving, and decision support. Apply practical logistics and supply chain knowledge to replicate physical systems. Develop analytical models related to facility location, distribution flow, vehicle routing, production scheduling, resource allocation, capacity planning and inventory strategy using open source/commercial solvers or internally developed algorithms. Develop simulations to help answer challenging questions on complex processes at plants. Identify, define, and scope areas/problems requiring constant decision making that can benefit from decision support systems. Lead efforts in the design, development, and deployment of decision support systems. Expand Supply Chain Design service offerings to push for more data-driven culture. Create clear, concise, and insightful data-driven presentation materials and communicate (both written and verbal) to a variety of audiences at all levels within the business. Collaborate across business functions and focus on driving a data-driven outlook What You Bring: Masters in Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering, Operations Research, or closely related field. 5+ years of experience creating data-driven solutions using Optimization, Simulations and Statistics. Experience in Supply Chain and Manufacturing a strong plus. Nice to Have’s Solid understanding of Optimization Theory and Methods accompanied by expertise in open-source or commercial solvers such as Gurobi, or Lamasoft Supply Chain Guru, CPLEX and Xpress. Deep expertise in formulating Linear and Mixed Integer Programming models, understanding of solve performance trade-offs between formulations. Understanding of discrete event systems accompanied with experience in open-source simulation frameworks. Development experience in at least one programming language (Python, C++, Java) and understanding of Object-Oriented Design. Experience with relational databases such as SQL Server and MySQL. Experience with visualization tool such as Power BI, Tableau Experience designing, developing, and deploying decision support systems a plus. Experience with cloud technologies and services a plus. Education, Experience and Certifications • Master’s in Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering, Operations Research, or closely related field. • 5+ years of experience creating data-driven solutions using Optimization, Simulations and Statistics. • Experience in Supply Chain and Manufacturing a strong plus. Benefits of Working at Darigold We understand that as an employee, benefits that support you and your family in and out of work are important. We are proud to offer eligible positions a competitive total rewards package – that includes: Employer 401K contribution of up to 9% Comprehensive medical, dental & vision benefits Employer paid life & disability coverage Paid time off and paid Holidays 8 weeks paid paternal Leave Education assistance Flexible (hybrid) working arrangement Community giving through matching donations Access to great dairy products & participation in our employee butter purchase program Our Commitment to Diversity Achieving our vision to Lead Dairy Forward requires cultivating and supporting a team with varying backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We are committed to providing a workplace based on mutual respect where all employees feel included and can bring their best and authentic selves to work every day. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. We welcome all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, marital status, creed, religion, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. As a condition of employment applicants offered a role will be required to successfully pass our pre-employment background screen, receive a negative drug screen result & confirm eligibility to work in the U.S. We participate in E-Verify - please follow the links for details, English / Spanish & view our Right to Work Statement, English / Spanish . depending on the level of experience and tool knowledge, the salary range for this role is $115-136,000.00

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