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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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  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is a government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong.  It offers programmes at various levels including Doctorate, Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees.  It has a full-time academic staff strength of around 1,200.  The total annual consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.6 billion. DEPARTMENT OF LOGISTICS AND MARITIME STUDIES Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Supply Chain and Operations Technologies The Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies is one of the constituent departments of the Faculty of Business. The Department offers a full range of degree programmes in supply chain and operations management, maritime studies and others. The Department takes a multi-disciplinary approach to establish an area of excellence in logistics, supply chain, and operations management.  It strives to be a key player in Hong Kong’s pursuit to become an international logistics hub. The Department’s research portfolio lies in both academic and applied research.  Professional services to industries are also provided by the academic staff in the form of consultancy in the areas of efficiency and quality improvement studies, market and operational analyses, optimisation, production, purchasing, and supply chain management.  The Department also runs various self-financed programmes tailor-made to meet specific industry needs. Please visit the website at http://www.lms.polyu.edu.hk for more information about the Department.   Duties The appointee will be required to: undertake teaching duties at various levels in the area of Supply Chain and Operations Management and Technologies; supervise undergraduate and postgraduate research projects and theses; conduct research in related areas and contribute to the development of the Department’s research strengths; initiate, lead and participate in scholarly research in their areas of expertise and be active in research leading to quality journal publications and in bidding for external research grants and applied research projects; engage in programme/curriculum planning, development and administration; undertake relevant administrative duties; and perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Unit or his delegates.   Qualifications Applicants should have: (a)     a PhD degree in a related discipline; (b)     solid experience in teaching and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research; (c)     a proven track record in conducting world-leading research and scholarships; and (d)     qualities of creativity, initiative and leadership. Applicants should state clearly the rank they apply for.  Applicants for appointment at Associate Professor level should have substantial years of relevant post-qualification experience and an excellent record of relevant academic and research achievement.  Applicants with less experience will be considered for appointment as Assistant Professor.   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 level.  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, providing the names and addresses of three referees, 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 http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job/en/guide_forms/forms.php .  If a separate curriculum vitae is to be provided, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process.   Recruitment will continue until the position is filled.  The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job/en/guide_forms/pics.php .   PolyU is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, ethnicity, nationality, family status or physical or mental disabilities.     June 2021
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Department of Supply Chain Management Vacancy Number: 29482        The Department of Supply Chain Management (SCM) at the Asper School of Business ( http://umanitoba.ca/asper ), University of Manitoba ( http://www.umanitoba.ca ), invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position at the Assistant, Associate or Professor rank in Supply Chain Management with a strong preference for individuals engaged in empirical research in topics such as Logistics and SCM .  The starting date for this position is January 1, 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Asper School of Business is accredited by the AACSB and is the major business school in the province of Manitoba. The School offers undergraduate, MBA, a newly launched Professional Master of Supply Chain Management and Logistics (MSCM) ( https://umanitoba.ca/explore/programs-of-study/master-supply-chain-management-and-logistics-mscm ), MFin, M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees. The Department of SCM was established July 1, 2004, bringing together experts in transportation, supply chain management, management science, and operations management, including the Director of the Transport Institute ( https://umanitoba.ca/asper/transport-institute ). The Department of SCM and the Transport Institute share a joint mandate to become a Centre of Excellence in Logistics, Transportation, and Supply Chain Management. Duties include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, graduate student supervision, the ability to establish or continue an already established externally funded research program, and service to the University and scholarly discipline. Candidates must have completed or have nearly completed a Ph.D. in SCM or a related management discipline. For this position, we are seeking candidates that would complement the current research profile of the department. This position requires strong research orientation and candidates should have a strong record of high-quality publications or a promising research potential to publish in top-tier supply chain journals. To be considered at the Associate Professor and Professor Levels, candidates must have demonstrated a strong record of high-quality publications, strong leadership skills, evidence of graduate student supervision, and evidence of strong teaching.  Ideally, candidates should have the ability and desire to teach Supply Chain Management topics at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  The normal teaching load at the Asper school is four courses per year (usually 2 + 2 + 0, over the three academic terms). The University of Manitoba is located in Winnipeg, a cosmopolitan city with a population over 800,000. Winnipeg is the capital of the Province of Manitoba, is a culturally diverse community and is known for its variety of summer and winter festivals.  The city has all the facilities of a major centre, but with the atmosphere of a smaller, friendlier city.  It provides a high quality of life at modest expense and offers access to some of the most beautiful lake country and recreational facilities in North America. For more information on the city of Winnipeg, visit www.tourismwinnipeg.com.  Reviewing of applications will commence on September 1, 2021 and will be ongoing as received. The position will remain open until we have the successful candidate. To receive full consideration, please submit – by way of e-mail attachments – your curriculum vitae, two representative research papers, recent teaching evaluations, and a list of three references including their names and phone numbers to: Siobhan VanDeKeere email: Siobhan.VanDeKeere@umanitoba.ca     Office Administrator Department of Supply Chain Management University of Manitoba Winnipeg, Manitoba The  University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact UM.Accommodation@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only. Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process
  • Washington, D.C., Summary This position is located in the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), Office of the Chief Engineer, Planning and Project Development Division. The selectee will be responsible for implementing the Architect’s mission and goals and providing organizational facility and asset management to improve the performance of the operations and services of the AOC. Responsibilities If selected, you will be responsible for the following: Enterprise Asset Management Leads the overall Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) for the AOC with the new asset management IT systems; gathering requirements, feedback, testing, program timelines, progress reports and tracking. Establishes, creates and manages the Enterprise Asset Management technology roadmaps and associated system integrations, including a change management plan with standardized processes, schedules that call out system down time, timing, training and messaging for stakeholders. Develops, monitors and manages program plans for asset consolidation and delivery of assets from various sources; Anticipates issues, identifies patterns and proactively develops solutions. Produces trend and other analytics to drive business values and services across the Enterprise. Proposes implementation and improvement of department policies, processes and procedures; Partnering with stakeholders, internal and other external partners. Develops/monitors the implementation and close out activities associate with EAM. Provides leadership cost benefit and return on investment analysis related to the overall asset management and maintenance backlog for the AOC; prepares an initial business case costs, timescales, benefits, risks and targets; Brief’s senior management, staff and officials at multiple levels within the Architect of the Capitol regarding facility related matters. Advisory Responsibilities Provides advisory services regarding the agency’s asset management programs, consolidated logistics, space planning and facility management. Serves as liaison and provides advice and guidance on complex asset management matters related to the Architect of the Capitol programs. Advises on the resolution of critical or unusual asset management problems for a broad range of facilities in situations affecting agency-wide operations. Formulates and recommends agency-wide policies and procedures such as those affecting facility asset acquisition, utilization, preservation and disposal. Program Planning and Coordination Plans, develops and implements policies and guidelines effecting critical agency programs. This includes, but not limited to, budget formulation, IT systems implementation and analysis in coordination with facility planning and programming and operational jurisdictions. Provides management and consulting services to AOC leadership on asset management requirements and internal business process improvements to maximize the effectiveness of agency mission and functions Establishes and maintains effective communications and working relationships with executive leaders, including other agencies and executives of major corporations and distinguished members of the public. Ensures compliance with applicable AOC and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety rules and regulations to ensure that work progresses in a safe manner and to initiate or take corrective action on unsafe conditions in managed areas. Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. Citizen. You must be able to pass a drug test. Your resume and question responses must demonstrate the job-related KSAs. You must meet the definition of specialized experience.  
  • Maryland, Traffic Engineering Project Manager Rybinski Engineering is looking for a strong leader to facilitate high-level transportation programs and create clear, actionable plans to achieve results for our clients. This position is for you if you are highly skilled in: Managing project teams of traffic engineers and planners Maintaining client relationships Collaborating with diverse stakeholders Creating structure for projects and leading project activities Ensuring compliance Coaching others to achieve excellence A comprehensive understanding of transportation planning principles and industry practices is a must. Our transportation planning project manager will be responsible for overseeing projects in the following areas: Traffic operational analysis Traffic microsimulation modeling Traffic signal systems Traffic data analytics Mobility performance measurement Traffic and ITS design Smart work zones Traffic engineering studies Transportation management plans Innovative technology The project manager will direct and coordinate technical disciplines, both internally and externally, and will report directly to a managing leader. Rybinski Engineering provides an effective toolbox to help project managers succeed, including training, backlog management, and a project management standard. If you enjoy strategic initiatives, program facilitation, and data-driven transportation planning, then join us! We love helping our clients achieve their vision. See  past and current Rybinski Engineering projects  in traffic engineering and intelligent transportation systems. Work-life balance We have been a fully remote office since 2012, so we know what you need to be successful: Flexible hours within a 37.5 hour work week State-of-the-art home office equipment supplied and maintained by the company A collaborative mindset where we openly communicate with each other and clients A highly competitive compensation package including full benefits, generous paid time off, and 10 holidays More about work-life balance at Rybinski Engineering . Location We are a fully remote office and our client base is in Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. We are interested in candidates nationwide who could work virtually for up to six months while arranging to relocate permanently to our area. Though we are a virtual office, we have frequent in-person client meetings during non-pandemic times, provide in-person support for our clients, and are available for field work on short notice. Responsibilities   As traffic engineering project manager, you will: Lead project teams of traffic engineers and planners Keep clients satisfied to encourage repeat business Deliver high-quality products and services within established schedules and budgets Develop project and work plans, including scope, schedule, budget, and resources Produce accurate and timely invoices Communicate with clients, team members, and external stakeholders Clearly define a program's long-term vision and how projects contribute Advocate for projects, predicting barriers and offering solutions Required qualifications Ability to travel to client sites with same-day notice within Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania Bachelor of science in civil engineering or other relevant technology field Professional Engineer (PE) license, Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, or American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification Project management experience Valid driver’s license Effective written and oral communication skills Desired qualifications Related master’s degree Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) license Proficiency with ArcGIS, Synchro, HCS, VISSIM, or other transportation modeling and simulation software Experience with Rybinski Engineering clients (e.g., MDTA, MDSHA, DelDOT, PennDOT) Track record of academic and professional acclaim Background in related computer engineering or computer science To apply email  info@rybinski.com  with ‘Traffic Engineering Project Manager’ in the subject line. We are a fully remote office and our client base is in Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. We are interested in candidates nationwide who could work virtually for up to six months while arranging to relocate permanently to our area.
  • Luxembourg, Luxembourg, The  University of Luxembourg  is one of Europe’s and the world’s most highly-regarded “young” universities with a distinctly  international  and  interdisciplinary approach . The University fosters the cross-fertilisation of  research  and  teaching in targeted areas  through which it is establishing itself as an innovative model for European Higher Education. The University`s core asset is its well-connected, world-class academic faculty, which has been attracting the most motivated, talented, and creative students, as well as young researchers who enjoy taking up challenges and will likely innovate and contribute to the greater good. The  Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance  offers three Bachelor programmes, four Master programmes of Management and Economics and six Masters of Laws (LL.M.), as well as several continuing education courses. It also includes the Doctoral School in Law and the Doctoral School in Economics and Finance. Around  2,500 students  from  90 different nationalities  are enrolled at the Faculty. Academic staff from 18 different nationalities teach at the Faculty, supported by practitioners from the field, visiting scholars and guest professors. Rooted in Luxembourg but with a  European and international outlook , the Faculty counts three departments: Department of Law Department of Economics and Management (DEM) Department of Finance Teaching and research benefit from the proximity of the European institutions, Luxembourg’s world-class financial centre ranked second in the world in investment fund asset domicile, and its vibrant business community. Institutional and private sector partnerships, sponsored Chairs, and a growing network of international partner universities make the FDEF a  vibrant academic hub within the University at the heart of Europe . The selected candidate will be an experienced scholar working on the application of operation research and data science methodologies applied in the context of logistics and supply chain management. Working closely with researchers and practitioners, the candidate will enable integration of theory and practice. This work is expected to deliver cutting edge innovations. The successful candidate will contribute primarily to the logistics and supply chain research group (LCL) within the DEM. The candidate is expected to perform and administer high-quality scientific research intended for publication in relevant journals of the disciplines. The candidate shall initiate, develop, lead, and guide research collaboration with industry and other external stakeholders. To that end, the candidate will work closely with other researchers and the Outreach officer to engage the private and public sectors in creating the opportunities for such collaborative and commissioned research. Such research includes, but is not limited to, applied thesis projects at the award-winning one-year Master programme in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, short- and long-term projects at the post-graduate level, and research carried out by university professors. To increase the viability of such projects, facilitation and involvement in writing grant applications for competitive national and international funding agencies are envisioned. The candidate will be involved in educational activities—teaching as well as course development—which may include courses at both graduate and undergraduate levels. The candidate is also expected to contribute to the burgeoning Outreach activities of the department and the centre. In particular, the DEM/LCL has an Outreach program promoting engagement with industry. The focus is on developing valuable and deep partnerships with local and international companies, most of which have presence in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the broader region. The DEM/LCL hosts an annual eXplore Conference ( explore.uni.lu ), programs for practitioners, Roundtables featuring contemporary issues, and an industry seminar series. Since the pandemic, the LCL has been hosting an online webinar series—"LCL Conversation Series”—featuring experts from the university, as well as practitioners and other stakeholders. The series touches on important topics such as resilience, logistics of vaccinations, and food security in the context of supply chains. The candidate is expected to: initiate, lead, conduct, and supervise research projects in collaboration with industry and other external stake holders; lead research activities (seminars, conferences, workshops) and strategic research areas that are of paramount importance for the community of Luxembourg at large, primarily in collaboration with industry and other external stakeholders; build and grow partnerships with industry in Luxembourg and Europe; support research carried out by other members of the LCL and the department; initiate, support, and develop research grant applications, with an emphasis on collaboration with industry; engage in developing and delivering classes at undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as executive courses in supply chain management, logistics, and/or related fields. How to apply... Applications should be submitted online and include: A detailed curriculum vitae A motivation letter with a description of research interests and future outlook Evidence of practice-driven research and/or collaboration with industry Two recent research papers Contact details of three references Please apply formally through the HR system   before 31/07/2021 . Applications by email will not be considered. The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.   In return you will get… Multilingual and international character . Modern institution with a personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries. Member of the “University of the Greater Region” (UniGR).  A modern and dynamic vibe.  Urban academic/research hub alongside EU institutions in a vibrant, international business district. A partner for society and industry . Cooperation with European institutions, innovative companies, the Financial Centre and  numerous non-academic partners such as government ministries, communal government, associations, as well as NGOs. Find out more about the University Addresses, maps & routes to the various sites of the University Further information... For further information, please contact: Professor Benny Mantin Director of the Luxembourg Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management University of Luxembourg e-mail:  director.lcl@uni.lu What we expect from you… The ideal candidate shall have: A PhD in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Operations Management, Engineering, or a related field; Demonstrated excellence in working and developing research collaboration with industry; Proven track record in obtaining research grants from both the public and private sector (well linked to industry); Proven teaching ability and experience; Proven knowledge of both qualitative and quantitative research methods; Demonstrated excellence in organisational and managerial skill; Willingness to work in an inter-cultural and international environment and collaborate across disciplines; Record of published and forthcoming articles in relevant journals; Proficiency in English, and in German and/or French. We Offer A competitive salary An exciting international and multilingual research and industry environment Individual work space at the University Gender-friendly workplace   In Short... Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 24 Month with a possibility of extension  Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week  Location: Luxembourg Kirchberg  Job Reference: UOL04139 - F2-50010855

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