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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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  • Los Angeles, California, The University of Southern California, one of the nation’s top research universities, seeks candidates for teaching positions to teach courses in the Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.  This is a full-time, benefits eligible teaching position on the non-tenure track that will begin August 16, 2022. We are interested in candidates in all areas of ISE but are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in (1) Analytics (Descriptive, Predictive, and Prescriptive), Data Mining and Machine Learning, Optimization, Systems Simulation, and computational tools for analytics (Python, R, SAS, SQL), and (2) Operations and Supply Chain Management, including Planning and Scheduling, Inventory Systems, Logistics,  and Facility Design. An earned doctorate degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering or a closely related field is required.  Candidates should apply for the analytics position at https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/open-rank-lecturer-of-industrial-and-systems-engineering/1209/18305287632 or  the supply chain position at https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/open-rank-lecturer-of-industrial-and-systems-engineering/1209/18305287504 .    In order to receive full consideration, all materials should be received by March 10, 2022. An earned doctorate degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering or a closely related field is required The University of Southern California, one of the nation’s top research universities, seeks candidates for teaching positions to teach courses in the Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. This is a full-time, benefits eligible teaching position on the non-tenure track that will begin August 16, 2022. We are interested in candidates in all areas of ISE but are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in (1) Analytics (Descriptive, Predictive, and Prescriptive), Data Mining and Machine Learning, Optimization, Systems Simulation, and computational tools for analytics (Python, R, SAS, SQL), and (2) Operations and Supply Chain Management, including Planning and Scheduling, Inventory Systems, Logistics, and Facility Design. Candidates should apply for the analytics position at https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/open-rank-lecturer-of-industrial-and-systems-engineering/1209/18305287632 or the supply chain position at https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/open-rank-lecturer-of-industrial-and-systems-engineering/1209/18305287504. In order to receive full consideration, all materials should be received by March 10, 2022.
  • Newark , New Jersey, The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) of the Newark College of Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) invites applications for tenure-track Assistant/Associate/Full Professors in Industrial Engineering and related areas . By the time of appointment, successful candidates must have earned a Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree, with a record of pertinent high-quality research. Specific areas of interest are listed below, but candidates in all related areas are also welcome.:   Artificial Intelligence / Operations Research / Data Analytics : Application of data-driven decision-making, mathematical modelling and optimization methods in a wide range of industrial settings. Research on supply chains, healthcare systems, autonomous vehicles and transportations systems are of special interest.   Advanced Manufacturing / Robotics / Smart Logistics : Advanced manufacturing (e.g. 3D manufacturing, cyber-physical systems, automation) or logistics (e.g. warehousing, smart logistics, humanitarian logistics), combined with strong quantitative applications.   The successful candidate is expected to carry out high quality scholarly research and collaborate with other faculty. He or she should have a clear plan to establish a vibrant research program, secure external research funding, and participate actively in guiding, educating and teaching graduate and undergraduate students. Applications should be submitted online and include a complete curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching interests, and the names of three references.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.   The expected start date is September 1, 2022.   NJIT is one of the 100 "Best Graduate Engineering Schools" (per U.S. News & World Report). It offers a vibrant engineering community environment and exciting opportunities for research and education. Interdisciplinary centers and institutes across the campus ( http://centers.njit.edu/ ) provide access to comprehensive, state-of-the-art core facilities and facilitate collaborative research activities. Universities, research institutes and industrial facilitates at the vicinity of NJIT further increase collaboration opportunities and access to experimental equipment.   Applications must be submitted to http://njit.jobs using Job Posting Number https://njit.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/3524?c=njit   Questions may be directed to the Department Chair, I. Joga Rao, raoi@njit.edu .   As an EEO employer NJIT is committed to building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment and strongly encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women.  Diversity is a core value of NJIT and we are committed to make diversity, equity and inclusion, part of everything we do. We celebrate the diversity of our university community and recognize the cultural and personal differences. We strive to cultivate an inclusive campus culture that promotes excellence among our faculty, staff and students.   Building a robust and diverse community is critical to NJIT’s continuing status as a premier institution of higher education and a leading polytechnic university.  
  • Bellevue, Washington, Operations Manager   Job Description: Plan, direct, and coordinate the operations of the company, assuring productivity and efficiency while seeking to reduce costs. Responsible for financial information and budget, preparing financial statements and variance analysis, and reporting monthly results while delivering opportunities to achieve financial targets. Prepare documents for audit and engage in cost-benefit analysis of production methods. Oversee customer relations, including verifying validity of account discrepancies by obtaining and investigating information from technicians, insurance representatives, and customers. Maintain operational effectiveness by assisting in strategic and business planning, including strategic initiative identification, and resource planning and allocation. Manage supply chain procedures and inventory tracking, and coordinate the logistics and administrative process for export of product and materials. Responsible for staffing and production workflows, reassigning tasks as necessary to improve efficiency of operations.   Monitor and maintain compliance with policies and procedures and ensure compliance with industry regulations in the country of business.   Requirements: Bachelor’s or foreign equivalent degree in Business Administration, Financial Management, or a related field. Two years of experience including: Managing business operations to enhance customer experience, company efficiency, effectiveness, and profitability; Coordinating professional licensing and registration; Negotiating and administering vendor contracts and supply agreements and establishing purchasing procedures and documentation systems; Verifying validity of account discrepancies by obtaining and investigating information from technicians, insurance representatives, and customers; Preparing financial statements and variance analysis, reporting monthly results while delivering opportunities to achieve financial targets; Developing financial statements, analyzing business trends, and managing daily operational costs; Managing issues pertaining to human resources, including payroll and running compensation and benefits modules and performance; Participating in strategic and business planning, including strategic initiative identification, and resource planning and allocation.   Position also requires experience in: PeopleSoft, QuickBooks, and Warehouse Software.   Position at Seattle Foundation Repair in Bellevue, WA   To apply, please e-mail resume to: service@seattlefoundationrepairs.com
  • Washington, D.C., Role: The Technical Programs Associate is responsible for supporting the delivery of ITE technical products through creation and refinement of a variety of technical content. This position completes a variety of technical assignments and activities working collaboratively with different ITE technical staff and volunteers. The position reports to the Deputy Executive Director / Chief Technical Officer. Specific Responsibilities: Conducts technical activities in transportation engineering, safety, planning, system management and operations, complete streets, intelligent transportation systems, and related areas of practice to support development of technical products. Provides technical input and support in the creation of technical webinars and workshops including helping to identify topics, speakers and coordinating delivery of technical material. Provides technical support and input in the planning and preparation of a variety of technical publications. Works with authors, technical committees, and review panels. Supports advisory groups, technical panels and technical committees. Supports design and conduct of technical surveys. Produces descriptive and graphic executive summaries of the results. Collects, summarizes and analyzes technical data in support of a variety of technical activities and products.     Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge: Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email, web meeting and various database programs, and project tracking software packages. General familiarity with open source web site content management systems. Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal and analytical skills. Strong interpersonal relationship skills with the ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective, positive working relationships with other employees, government officials, contractors, association members, and the general public. Abilities: Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical data and content. Ability to maintain records, prepare reports and develop technical content related to work. Ability to set priorities, organize and coordinate work activities with others. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from ITE staff and members. Ability to work with peers and resource personnel. Willingness to work as part of a team, as well as independently Ability to multi-task and meet project deadlines as well as accept of additional responsibilities Ability to perform in fast paced environment and manage multiple and changing priorities Other Specific Qualifications: One year of professional experience. Transportation industry experience is desired but not required. Associate or bachelor’s degree in a technical field. Position may require occasional travel to conferences, meeting and other related activities.  
  • Tempe, Arizona, The Department of Supply Chain Management in the W. P. Carey School of Business at ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY invites applications for an Assistant Professor tenure-track position in supply chain management (SCM) focused in logistics starting Fall 2022. Essential Functions : The candidate must conduct high-quality research and publish in top-tier SCM journals; effectively teach SCM courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate level; serve as a research mentor to doctoral students; and interact effectively with colleagues to support and enhance our unique department culture.    Minimum Qualifications : Possess an earned doctorate in supply chain management, business administration, or closely related field or be close to earning the doctorate by the position start date; demonstrate the potential to actively publish in top-tier SCM journals; and show evidence of teaching excellence. Have research interests in logistics management or closely related fields and the capability to effectively teach courses in logistics and related business areas.   Desired Qualifications : Demonstrates an ability to publish research in top-tier SCM journals. Has conducted research evidencing analytical and empirical methods used in SCM. Can strengthen and complement the capabilities of the department in terms of research methods, has interest in working on real problems in collaboration with industry or public sector organizations, and applying for external grant funding. WPC Diversity Statement:  The W. P. Carey School of Business values our cultural and intellectual diversity and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment.  We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.  Application Deadline and Procedure: The initial application deadline is January 3, 2022 .  Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.  To apply, submit the following materials to http://apply.interfolio.com/98471 . Cover letter that addresses how you meet the qualifications and why you are interested in this position at ASU Resume or CV (including a list of manuscripts under review identifying the journal and review status) Job market paper or publications Research statement Teaching statement with any evidence of teaching competency/teaching evaluations (if available) A statement ( one page maximum ) addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance W. P. Carey’s commitment to inclusive excellence, and inclusion will advance W. P. Carey’s commitment to inclusive excellence. List of references Please direct inquiries to christa.l.thompson@asu.edu . If you have any further questions about the position, please contact the search committee chair Dr. Elliot Rabinovich (480-965-5398  or Elliot.rabinovich@asu.edu ).  A background check is required prior to employment. COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements - Under the recent executive order issued by President Biden requiring all employees of federal contractors to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, ASU expects all employees, including new hires, to be vaccinated unless they have an approved medical or religious accommodation.  Proof of vaccination will be required by December 8, 2021.  For questions about medical or religious accommodations, please visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s webpage . Equal Employment Opportunity Statement .  Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. ASU’s full non-discrimination policy (ACD 401) is located on the ASU website at http://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and ( https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/ .) W. P. Carey School of Business. The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is one of the largest business schools in the United States with more than 15,000 students and 100,000 alumni worldwide. The W. P. Carey School is internationally recognized for its leadership in business education, groundbreaking research and innovation, world-renowned faculty representing six continents, and, thousands of outstanding students who join us every year, making us one of the top-ranked business schools in the country. Also, W. P. Carey School of Business values our cultural and intellectual diversity and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment and encourages global thinking. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.  Learn more at wpcarey.asu.edu .  Department of Supply Chain Management. The SCM Department is regularly ranked among the top 5 in the United States at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and each year graduates approximately 400 students with a BS-SCM, 95 with a BA-Global Logistics, 45 Full-Time MBAs with an SCM concentration, numerous Working Professional MBAs (50+ with a SCM concentration), 58 with a MS-Global Logistics and 230 with a MS-Business Analytics, and 2 to 4 PhD students. The ASU SCM faculty includes over 30 tenured, tenure-track, and clinical professors – among the largest in the United States. Many top researchers visit the department to present their work at regular seminars and conferences. All this translates into high-quality instruction at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. For more information, please see https://wpcarey.asu.edu/supply-chain-management-degrees. ASU Statement.   “Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access.  This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves.  Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines.  ASU serves more than 70,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city.  ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe. ASU is a tobacco-free university.  For details visit   www.asu.edu/tobaccofree ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

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