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Open-rank tenure track faculty position in Operations and Supply Chain Management

Open-rank tenure track faculty position in Operations and Supply Chain Management Job description Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM), …

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Burgemeester Oudlaan, Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland
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Open-rank tenure track faculty position in Operations and Supply Chain Management

Job description

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM), invites applications for an open-rank tenure-track faculty position as assistant professor or associate professor in our Department of Technology & Operations Management, focusing on Supply Chain Management.


Required qualifications

Applicants should have (or expect to complete soon) a PhD in Supply Chain Management, Transportation, Operations Management, or a closely related field. The candidate should have expertise in an area of specific interest to our department:

  • Supply chain co-ordination and contracting;

  • Transportation and logistics;

  • Intralogistics (material handling, warehouse management, terminal operations);

  • Procurement, sourcing, purchasing and supply management;

  • Behavioural Operations;

  • Sustainable operations and closed-loop supply chains;

  • Retail Operations.

Candidates need to have demonstrated a potential for excellence in research and teaching. We are especially looking for a candidate with expertise in supply chain analytics, being able to transform vast amounts of data gathered along the supply chain to provide recommendations on improving supply chain efficiency. Part of the educational role that we envision the candidate to fulfil involves teaching in our new MSc in Business Analytics, which will run as of September 2020.


The conditions of employment comply with the collective labour agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU). Favourable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants. Erasmus University Rotterdam has attractive employment conditions, which include a holiday allowance of 8 per cent, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3 per cent, and a generous number of vacation days.

Additional information

Research Environment

RSM is committed to being a research-led business school. It has seven academic departments with distinct focuses in terms of research and teaching. The Netherlands – and Rotterdam, which is home to the biggest sea port in Europe – is an international gateway to the massive markets of Western Europe, and the Dutch logistics sector employs over 750,000 people and adds about €40 billion to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). The city is the location for distribution centres of American and Asian multinational companies, and the trend for outsourcing and off-shoring production to the Far East has resulted in offshoring and outsourcing operations to find a home here too. In addition, The Netherlands hosts a thriving retail sector, with several Dutch retailers operating globally. Logistics knowledge is increasingly important to sustain turnover in the Netherlands, and research and teaching from the Department of Technology & Operations Management is inspired by our home city, but is influenced by and has influence on the rest of the world.

The position is in the Department of Technology & Operations Management, in the Supply Chain Management section. This department has a strong tradition in using, critically reviewing and improving analytical and empirical research methods, and mathematical modelling and simulation.

SCM is one of three critical business transformations covered by the department and is focused on transforming the sector into sustainable global supply chains. The department also works on Business Information Management with a focus on digital transformation, and Innovation Management, with a focus on business model transformation.

You will be part of a strong community of 90 researchers, including more than 40 PhD students in ERIM’s Business Processes, Logistics, and Information Systems track around. ERIM is the joint research institute of RSM and the Erasmus School of Economics.

Similar to the department structure, the LIS research program has three research themes:

  1. Logistics and supply chain management, including sustainability and supply chain optimisation, terminal optimisation, purchasing and supply management, behavioural and service operations management, and retail operations;

  2. Business information management, including behavioural informatics management, future trading and decision support, information strategy, smart business networks and business analytics;

  3. Innovation management, including disruptive innovation, standardisation, visions of innovation, and innovation in the supply chain.

The aim of the ERIM-LIS research group is to be at the forefront of developments in its domain, and to make major contributions to management research and to management practice. Our research is largely inspired by business challenges and is often carried out in close co-operation with companies.

RSM uses elements of SCM in both bachelor programmes and several of its master programmes. There is also a specialised MSc in Supply Chain Management. Moreover, the SCM section is one of the founding members of the MSc in Business Analytics, an innovative new master programme at RSM. The candidate is expected to especially contribute to the latter.

The candidate’s research and teaching activities is expected to greatly benefit from, and contribute to, the Erasmus Centre for Data Analytics, a flagship centre of RSM. The centre coordinates teaching, research, and valorisation activities in the domain of business analytics. The candidate can benefit from, among others, the extensive business connections of the centre, its media support, and IT facilities.

How to apply

The application deadline is 1 September 2019, but we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. For more information about this position contact Prof. Finn Wynstra, Head of the SCM section (fwynstra@rsm.nl) or Dr. Robert Rooderkerk, coordinator of the Analytics and Behavioral Operations Management cluster and Academic Director of the MSc in Business Analytics (rooderkerk@rsm.nl).

Applicants should email their letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, two recent (working) papers and names of three referees to Carmen Meesters-Mirasol (cmeesters@rsm.nl), with a copy to the chair of the hiring committee, Dr Pieter van den Berg (vandenberg@rsm.nl).

Screening will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.

About the School

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is one of Europe’s top 10 business schools. RSM provides ground-breaking research and education furthering excellence in all aspects of management and is based in the international port city of Rotterdam – a vital nexus of business, logistics and trade. RSM’s primary focus is on developing business leaders with international careers who can become a force for positive change by carrying their innovative mind-set into a sustainable future. Our first-class range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes encourage them to become critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinkers and doers. Study information and activities for future students, executives and alumni are also organised from the RSM office in Chengdu, China. http://www.rsm.nl


Rotterdam is the second-largest city in the Netherlands and has Europe’s biggest port. It is vibrantly international, accommodating some 644,000 people (1.2 million in the greater metropolitan area) from 160 different countries. It is a modern city, with high-rise towers and creative architecture. In addition to being an important business and logistics hub, the city also has an extensive cultural, restaurant, and entertainment scene. Rotterdam is the gateway to Europe; Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, and many other great destinations can all be reached in a few hours. The capital city of Amsterdam is less than an hour away by train or car.

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