Assistant or Associate Professor of Operations Management - 520808
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Internal Number: 520808
Department/Organization 206601 - Info Systems/Statistics/Mgt Science
Rank Assistant/Associate Professor
Position Summary Primary duties will include teaching upper level and graduate OM courses, engaging in research that results in published articles in the top peer‐reviewed journals in their field, and performing service as assigned by the department, college and university.
Detailed Position Information The Department of Information Systems, Statistics, and Management Science at the Culverhouse College of Business at the University of Alabama invites applications for a tenure‐track Assistant or Associate Professor of Operations Management (OM) beginning August 16, 2024. Primary duties include teaching OM courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels where there are current and future needs, research interests compatible with those of the group’s faculty and with potential for outstanding scholarly publications, and performing service as assigned by the department, college, and university. Applications from experienced assistant professors are welcome.
The University of Alabama is the state’s flagship university. This R1 research institution is located in Tuscaloosa, one of America’s archetypal college town and a great place to live: https://visittuscaloosa.com/
Minimum Qualifications (1) A doctoral degree in Operations Management or a closely related field; e.g.: Operations Research, Management Science or Industrial Engineering completed by August 16, 2024; (2) a high‐quality research agenda, and current working/published papers; (3) evidence of interest and enthusiasm in teaching excellence.
Preferred Qualifications Candidates with experience, desire, flexibility, and ability to teach a range of upper level & graduate OM courses, including MBA, are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to researchers with interests that mesh well with the current faculty’s activities.
Instructions and Required Materials for Application Review of applicants will begin immediately. Candidates must apply online at https://careers.ua.edu/home. Submission of the following documents is required: • cover letter and full curriculum vitae summarizing interests and qualifications for the position, including past and/or anticipated future efforts to advance diversity, equity and inclusion; • statement of teaching philosophy describing (at a minimum) conceptualizations of teaching and learning, teaching and assessment methods; • teaching evaluations; • statement of research interests describing (at a minimum) past, present, and future research; • statement of outlook on diversity, equity, and inclusion and how it may inform their teaching, research, and service efforts; • writing/publication samples; and • full contact information for at least three references. All these materials must be attached at the time of submission for the application to be considered. The candidate selected for this position will be required to submit a disclosure and consent form authorizing a background investigation. Preference for a meeting at the 2023 INFORMS Annual Conference will be given to individuals whose applications are received by October 1, 2023. All inquiries should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. John Mittenthal at email@example.com.
About the Division/College/School The Culverhouse College of Business is home to an inclusive community, committed to personal engagement, and dedicated to shaping the future of business through excellence in teaching, research, and service.
Continuously accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1929, Culverhouse is among the leading public business schools in the country.
The College offers degree programs at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels distributed across five academic departments and the Manderson Graduate School of Business.
Some of its many distinctive programs and labs include the STEM and CREATE Path to the MBA, a value investing library and trading room, a behavioral research lab, and a center focused on data analytics.
About the University The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state’s flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus.
A leader in cutting-edge research, UA advances discovery, creative inquiry and knowledge through more than 30 research centers. The University of Alabama has R1: Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity status by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and is among the top doctoral research universities in the United States.
As the state’s largest higher education institution, UA drives economic growth in Alabama and beyond.
About Tuscaloosa Tuscaloosa is so much more than a college town.
It's a vibrant community that’s filled with legendary history. Located along the Black Warrior River, the city features a walkable downtown that’s complete with live music, locally owned shops, outdoor spaces to explore and local restaurants to meet every palate. With a geography ranging from suburban to rural, the area offers a variety of housing options along with excellent public and private schools and a wealth of recreational and entertainment options.
With a metro area population of 235,000, the Druid City lies about an hour southwest of Birmingham, in west-central Alabama. It’s within a few hours’ drive of Gulf Coast beaches and major cities like Nashville, New Orleans and Atlanta, making it a great base for growing better acquainted with the South’s finest offerings.
Background Investigation and EEO Statement Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
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