Assistant/Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management - University of Tennessee-Knoxville in Knoxville Tennessee

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University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-0530

United States


Detailed Job Description


The University of Tennessee

Assistant/Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management

The University of Tennessee, College of Business Administration invites applications and nominations for a tenure track, Assistant/Associate Professor position in its Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management.  This person will be expected to have expertise in one of the functional areas of Supply Chain Management (logistics, operations or procurement) and be willing to work effectively in a department that places significant emphasis on cross-functional interaction and integration.  The applicant’s research program should reflect the potential for thought leadership in the discipline and should demonstrate the potential to reinforce this perspective of cross-functional interaction and integration.  Applicants also should have an appreciation for the role of their research in enhancing the department’s strength in demand and supply integration in a global context.  Effective date of employment will be either August 1, 2014, or when filled.  Note that this position is currently pending final approval from the Provost.

Required:  Ph.D. degree in Supply Chain Management or related discipline with qualifications to be appointed at rank of assistant or associate professor. 

Preferred:  The ideal candidate will have had full-time work experience with responsibilities in a functional role related to Supply Chain Management, therefore possessing an appreciation for and awareness of business practice.  In addition, the preferred candidate will possess the ability to work effectively as a contributing member of a faculty team, and the ability to establish a scholarly research record as evidenced by publications in top-tier journals in the Supply Chain Management field. Also strongly preferred is an appreciation for the interaction between logistics, operations management, procurement and marketing as well as other business functions, an interest in teaching in interdisciplinary degree programs, and the ability to teach in traditional degree programs (undergraduate and MBA programs), with an interest in teaching in Ph.D. and/or non-degree executive education programs. 

Program Information

The Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management is positioned within the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee.  The Department has a vision of Demand/Supply Integration that integrates the mission and objectives of its programs in Marketing and Supply Chain Management within the College-wide context of Integrated Value Chain Management.  The Department enjoys a strong and meaningful position within the College, and faculty members are active participants in College-wide programs and priorities.  The University of Tennessee’s programs in both Marketing and Supply Chain Management have been ranked highly in national surveys. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

Application Procedure

Qualified individuals are invited to submit a professional vita and letter of interest via e-mail at Names and contact information for three references should be included with the vita and letter of interest. Formal letters of reference will be required during a later phase of the selection process (References will not be contacted until a final pool of candidates is approved and finalists have provided permission to check their references). Review of applications will begin on July 1, 2013 and will remain open until the position is filled.  It is anticipated that interviews will be conducted at the annual conferences of the Academy of Management (Orlando, FL; August) and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (Denver, CO; October). For further information, please contact the co-chairs of the search committee, Dr. Diane Mollenkopf or Dr. Wendy Tate

Candidates will be expected to contribute to the teaching mission at undergraduate, MBA, and Ph.D. levels, and to have an interest in participating in executive education.  Research requirements include a continuing record of publication in top-tier journals in Supply Chain Management and/or related fields, and an interest in working with other faculty members and graduate students on collaborative research.

EEO/AA Statement /Non-Discrimination Statement

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.  

In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University. 

 Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN  37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498 (V/TTY available) or 974-2440.  Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

Keyword Phrases

  • Logistics
  • Supply Chain
  • Procurement
  • Operations
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter