Assistant Professor, Supply Chain Management

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Posting Details

Posting Number 700151
Working Title Assistant Professor, Supply Chain Management
Advertised Employing Department Supply Chain and Information Systems
Appointment Type Faculty - Tenure-Eligible
Base of Employment B - Faculty (9 Months)
Full or Part Time Full-Time
Pay Frequency Monthly
Proposed Start Date 08/16/2018
Proposed End Date or Length of Term
Number of Months Employed Per Year 9
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems in the College of Business at Iowa State University welcomes applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Supply Chain Management (SCM). This position is in the SCM program with an undergraduate major of approximately 300+ students that generates roughly 100 graduates annually. The SCM faculty consists of eighteen tenured, tenure-track or professionally qualified faculty members. Primary responsibilities include both research and teaching in supply chain management at the undergraduate, Masters, and Ph.D. levels.

Successful applicants will be expected to develop and maintain an outstanding research program. The applicant is also expected to demonstrate strong teaching abilities. The program has teaching needs in a variety of areas including in the areas of logistics, transportation, operations management, and procurement. Successful applicants will support the program’s efforts to expand relationships with supply chain companies and professional organizations. The ability to communicate effectively with prospective and current students, industry personnel, and the wider community is essential to this position.

Required Education and Experience

- Earned doctorate in business administration or management or related field with a concentration in logistics, marketing channels, operations, procurement, supply chain management, transportation, or a related field by start date.
- Demonstrated potential for an outstanding research record.
- Teaching experience.
- Meet the college’s standards to be scholarly academic qualified under the AACSB Accreditation Standards.

Preferred Education and Experience

- Supply chain oriented research record evidenced by publications in leading academic journals.
- Work experience with responsibilities related to operations management, logistics, purchasing/sourcing or supply chain management.
- Sustained record of excellence in teaching and the ability to teach a variety of SCM courses; including a variety of logistics and operations management classes at undergraduate, Masters, and Ph.D. levels.
- Demonstrated skills in developing and expanding relationships with supply chain companies and professional organizations.

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)
Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)
Department/Program & College Description

The College of Business at Iowa State University, established in 1984, conducts and shares research to educate tomorrow’s business leaders so they are prepared to deal with multi-disciplinary, global, technological, ethical and diversity challenges. The college offers undergraduate, graduate and PhD programs and is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Less than five percent of business schools worldwide receive this accreditation. Additional information can be found at The SCM program is ranked 18th in US News and World Report and 6th in research by the SCM Journal List. More information about the department can be found at

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Department Contact Name Dr. Frank Montabon
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Location (if other than Ames)
Additional Information

The guaranteed consideration date for this position is 9/10/2017, however applications may continue to be submitted and will be accepted until the position is filled.

The representatives from the department could be conducting initial interviews at the CSCMP, INFORMS, and DSI conferences in fall 2017, for those that are available and dependent upon applications received, with additional arrangements made for those applicants not planning to attend these conferences.

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply for this Job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact Information for Three References

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Guaranteed Consideration Date 09/10/2017
Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

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Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

Classification Information

University Title Assistant Professor - 1700
Salary Commensurate with qualifications
Job Category Faculty

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  3. Reference Contact Information
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