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August.2011 : 2. University of Cologne, Germany

University of Cologne, Germany
Assistant Professor in Supply Chain Management

The Business School of the University of Cologne, Germany, invites applications for a faculty position at the Assistant Professor level (Junior Professor, W1) in the Supply Chain Management area. The position is available April 2012 or based on mutual agreement.

The Business School of the University of Cologne is among the leading German research universities and is consistently ranked among the top-3 in research and teaching. The Supply Chain Management area is one of five areas and consists of three full professors and more than 30 assistant professors and Ph.D. students. The Supply Chain Management area has close ties with industry partners and focuses on research that has impact in practice. Research publications cover the full range of journals of the field, such as Management Science, Operations Research, Transportation Science, and Production and Operations Management.

The research focus of candidates should be on quantitative methods and should complement or strengthen the existing research areas of the faculty. Candidates should have a solid background in Supply Chain Management. Publications in highly ranked international journals are expected. The Supply Chain Management area offers courses in Supply Chain Management, Production Management, Logistics Management, Service Management and Quantitative Methods at the undergraduate, master, and Ph.D. level. The candidate is expected to teach some of the classes. The teaching language is English. International experiences, such as a Ph.D. from a leading international University or other long-term international teaching experiences are appreciated. Assistant Professors are employed for three years. After a positive evaluation, a renewal for another three years is possible and desired. The teaching load is 2 sessions per week during the first three years and 2.5 sessions per week during the second three years.

Applications of candidates with disabilities are welcome. They will be given priority in case of equal qualification. Female candidates are encouraged to apply and will be given priority in case of equal qualification.

The application should consist of the following documents: letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, doctoral thesis, two recent (working) papers, and three names of references. Sending an electronic version (pdf) is encouraged – before August 31, 2011 to the following address:

For further information, please contact Professor Ulrich Thonemann (

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