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Assistant Professor, Supply Chain & Ops Management

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Department: College of Business
Work Type: Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Categories: Management, Business

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  

If you require any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations to apply for employment, or for an interview, at Michigan Technological University, please notify the Human Resources office at 906-487-2280 or

Job Description Summary

Michigan Technological University and The College of Business invites applications for a faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Supply Chain or Operations Management with an anticipated starting date of August 2022. Candidates in Supply Chain or Operations Management or a closely related area are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates who will be able to support teaching in several of the following areas: Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Six Sigma, Logistics, Purchasing, and Project Management.

Michigan Tech attracts world-class faculty who enrich the educational experience of smart, motivated, and adventurous students. Applicants who are committed to promoting a sense of belonging and contributing to an equitable and inclusive learning environment for all are strongly encouraged to apply (

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

Support teaching in several of the following areas: Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Six Sigma, Logistics, Purchasing.

Conduct rigorous and innovative research, and publish in high quality, peer-reviewed journals Engage in service activities and in the scholarly community both on- and off-campus.

Support a student-centric, learner-oriented, experiential approach to instruction.

Apply continuous improvement and safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work.

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)

Candidates must have a PhD in Supply Chain or Operations Management or a closely related area, preferably from an AACSB accredited school. Exceptional ABD applicants completing their PhD by August 20, 2022 will be considered.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

Successful candidates will have demonstrated a commitment to publishing high quality, innovative research and effective teaching.

Desirable Education and/or Experience

Engagement with the business community is desired. Encouraged is the ability to engage in external funding initiatives.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a student-centric, learner-oriented environment.
Ability and passion for experiential learning pedagogy.
Strong quantitative aptitude and interest in business analytics.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

Highly desired are candidates with an active research program or research expertise in purchasing, innovation and entrepreneurship, supply chain integration, or research interests aligned with Michigan Tech’s research centers and institutes (
Preference will be given to candidates who will be able to support teaching in several of the following areas: Project Management, Supply Chain Analytics, and Business Statistics.

Language, Mathematics and/or Reasoning Skills


Work Environment and/or Physical Demands

The work environment is that of a typical office and/or classroom setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 4 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.

Required University Training:

  • Employee Safety Overview

  • Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training

  • Annual Data Security Training 

  • Annual Title IX Training

Background Check:

Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) % (1=100%)


FLSA Status


Appointment Term

9 months



Pay Rate/Salary


Title of Position Supervisor

College Dean

Posting Type

Internal & External

Dependent on Funding


Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)

Applications must be submitted online at and contain the following: (1) a letter of application describing qualifications for the position, (2) a current CV, and (3) a one-page research statement, and a one-page teaching statement. Applicants will be asked to provide names and contact information for three references. The position will remain open until filled, but to receive full consideration, applications should be submitted by November 15, 2021. Applications received by November 1, 2021 will receive early consideration.

Additional Information

To learn more about the College, please visit or contact Roger Woods at

The College of Business ( is AACSB accredited, offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Business & Economics and Engineering Management, as well as interdisciplinary programs in Construction Management (jointly with the Civil Engineering department). As a growing, research-oriented institution, the college encourages discovery-based learning and linkages between business and technology, and provides cross-disciplinary research opportunities. The College offers AACSB competitive salaries, attractive benefits, a reduced teaching load and start-up funding for tenure-track faculty.

Michigan Tech (, established in 1885, is a nationally recognized research university and a leader in science and engineering education. Michigan Tech ranks in the top tier of national universities, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest edition of America’s Best Colleges. Michigan Tech is located in Houghton in Michigan’s scenic Upper Peninsula, on the south shore of Lake Superior. Houghton and the surrounding Keweenaw Peninsula are well known for natural beauty and abundant outdoor activities in all seasons. Houghton has been ranked in “The 100 Best Small Towns in America.” ( Houghton provides a unique setting where natural beauty, culture, education and the diversity of residents from around the world come together to provide a superb living experience.

Michigan Tech is building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from all individuals. Michigan Tech is proud to be an ADVANCE Institution that has thrice received National Science Foundation support to increase diversity, inclusion, and the participation and advancement of women and underrepresented individuals in STEM.

Michigan Tech recognizes the importance of supporting faculty members’ partners; candidates selected for on-campus interviews will be invited to bring a guest. Additional details on our Partner Engagement Program can be found at

Michigan Tech is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, that includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Applications from women and minorities are highly encouraged by both the department and the institution.

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures* (minimum requirements)

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