Assistant/Associate Professor Positions, Operations Management Area

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McMaster University

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Position Description

The DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor in the Operations Management Area. The positions will commence on July 01, 2023. Appointment rank (Assistant or Associate) will depend on qualifications and research records. Exceptional candidates at the rank of Associate Professor with tenure may also be considered.

The minimum requirements for the positions include (i) a Ph.D. in Operations Research / Management Science / Operations Management or a related field from an AACSB accredited (or equivalent) school by the date of appointment; (ii) evidence of a strong scholarly record in peer-reviewed journals or the potential to establish a strong scholarly record; and (iii) evidence of, or strong potential for, teaching excellence.

The successful candidates will be expected to contribute to research and scholarship through publications in high-quality journals in Operations Research / Management Science / Operations Management, participation in prominent national and international academic conferences, and research supervision in their areas of expertise. The successful candidates will also be expected to contribute to the School’s undergraduate and graduate academic programs at both its Hamilton and Burlington locations, and support the School’s initiatives within the business community.

Preference will be given to candidates with research interests and expertise in any of the quantitative areas of “Business Analytics and Artificial Intelligence” and/or “Sustainability, Environment and Energy”. They will have solid analytical skills and a strong research agenda. The successful candidates will meet the highest standards of scholarship and professional activity, and teach courses in the undergraduate, MBA and PhD levels based on the Operations Management Area needs. They will also be expected to engage in service to the school.

Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of racialized communities (“visible minorities”), persons with disabilities, women, persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

We invite all applicants to complete a brief Diversity Survey, which takes approximately two minutes to complete. All questions are voluntary, with an option to decline to answer. All information collected is confidential and will be used to support efforts to broaden the diversity of the applicant pool and to promote a fair, equitable and inclusive talent acquisition process. Inquiries about the Diversity Survey may be directed to [email protected].

Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Office of the Dean of Business at [email protected] to communicate accommodation needs.

How to Apply

Please apply online via the McMaster Academic Careers website:, (Faculty Postings, Job 51673), addressing your application documents to:

Dr. Kai Huang, Chair of Search Committee, Operations Management Area, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University.

Please submit the following materials:

• A letter of application describing the impact that career interruptions have had on research productivity, if applicable (including a statement regarding Canadian citizenship/permanent resident status (see below)).
• Curriculum Vitae.
• Research statement including research contributions and a 5-year research agenda and funding plan.
• Provide up to three research papers if you are informed by the search committee.
• Statement of teaching interests and philosophy (including evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as curriculum development/improvement, involvement in teaching review and engaging in different pedagogical approaches).
• Submit a brief statement describing any contributions made or planned in relation to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion or inclusive excellence in teaching, research or service within higher education, community-based or other professional settings (2-page maximum).
• Letters of reference are not required and will not be reviewed at the application stage. The Operations Management Area will request three letters of recommendation from referees at later stages of the search process.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. All applicants will receive an online confirmation of receipt of their application; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

• Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
• No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

Vaccine Policy Statement

The University is committed to providing and maintaining healthy and safe working and learning environments for all employees, students, volunteers and visitors. In accordance with the University’s Vaccination Policy-COVID-19 Requirements for Employees and Students, effective October 18, 2021 all McMaster community members, including employees, accessing a McMaster campus or facility in person are required to be fully vaccinated or to have received an exemption from the University for a valid human rights ground. This is a term and condition of employment. The University will continue to follow the guidance of public health organizations to define fully vaccinated status.

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