Tenure-track assistant professor in Supply Chain Management

Tenure-track assistant professor in Supply Chain Management

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Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM), invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position as assistant professor in our department of Technology and Operations Management (TOM), focusing on supply chain management (SCM).

Job description

Make major contributions to SCM research and practice through teaching, research, and engagement.

Your main tasks
  • Your role will contribute to the future of supply chain management through teaching our talented international students, through innovative research, and through engagement with external businesses and organisations. Your main tasks include:
  • Conducting academic research aimed at top-tier journals in supply chain management and related fields - independently and in collaboration with others
  • Teaching courses related to supply chain and logistics for RSM's BSc (International) Business Administration, the MSc Supply Chain Management, and other master programmes (courses to be discussed).
  • Contributing to the further development of RSM, and to the department of Technology and Operations Management in particular
  • Engaging with RSM's mission to be a force for positive change in the world.


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


Applicants should have (or expect to complete soon) a PhD in Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Logistics, or a closely related field. Candidates need to have demonstrated a potential for excellence in research and teaching. We are particularly seeking candidates with an interest and relevant expertise in quantitative approaches for transportation and logistics, distribution networks, inventory management, sustainable operations, closed loop supply chains, or forecasting. We especially encourage applications from candidates who strive for impactful research.

Your required competences
  • You are an inspired, ambitious and competent researcher, with a strong commitment to high-quality research
  • Enthusiastic about teaching, and an able presenter
  • A familiarity with online education platforms and with techniques for inspiring successful blended learning
  • Strong English language skills, in both writing and speaking. The ability to teach in Dutch is considered an advantage.
  • You value research with practical relevance that is impactful to academics and practitioners alike.
  • The ability to provide critical yet constructive feedback is a strength.
  • An appreciation for academic research that is linked to real-world problems, and that can create impact both to the academic community and the business community.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 72 months.

  • RSM is committed to being a research-led business school. It has seven academic departments with distinct focuses in terms of research and teaching. 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 (LIS).
  • The Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM) is the joint research institute of RSM and the Erasmus School of Economics. The ERIM-LIS research group's aim 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.
  • The Netherlands - and Rotterdam, which is home to the biggest seaport in Europe - is an international gateway to the massive markets of Western Europe. The Dutch logistics sector employs over 750,000 people and adds about €40 billion to the country's gross domestic product (GDP). Our research and teaching are inspired by our home city but are influenced by and have influence on the rest of the world.
  • 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 SCM section at RSM consists of some 50 faculty and PhD students.
  • The TOM department also works on business information management with a focus on digital transformation, and innovation management with a focus on business model transformation.
  • TOM has a strong tradition in using, critically reviewing, and improving analytical and empirical research methods, and mathematical modelling and simulation.
  • We teach elements of Operations and SCM in RSM's two bachelor programmes and several of its master programmes. Our specialised MSc in Supply Chain Management is ranked among the best programmes in the world (https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/business-masters-rankings/supply-chain-management/2021). Moreover, the SCM section is one of the founding members of the MSc in Business Analytics.
Besides these pre-experience programmes, we also are involved in RSM's extensive range of post-experience education offerings such as MBA programmes and shorter executive education courses.

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.

We offer excellent training and career development opportunities, for instance trough the support programmes that the ERIM institute offers.


Rotterdam School of Management Erasmus University

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is one of Europe's top-ranked 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 mindset 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. www.rsm.nl

RSM is a faculty of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). EUR is an internationally oriented university with a strong social orientation in its education and research. Our scientists and students work in close collaboration with internal and external parties to solve global, social challenges, inspired by the always dynamic and cosmopolitan Rotterdam. Our mission is therefore "Creating positive societal impact". Our academic education is intensive, active and application-oriented. Our research increasingly takes place in multidisciplinary teams, which are strongly intertwined with international networks. With our research impact and thanks to the high quality of education, EUR can compete with the top European universities. The Erasmian values function as our internal compass and make Erasmus University recognizable to the outside world: engaged with society, world citizen, connecting, entrepreneurial and open-minded. www.eur.nl


The Technology and Operations Management department (TOM) combines scientific ambition and rigour with practical relevance. The focus of our research and education is to understand and improve the design, manufacturing, and distribution of products and services in a digitizing world.

Our engaged scholars develop scientific knowledge and prepare students, academics, and business people to be critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinkers and practitioners.

We research and teach in three critical business areas:
  • business information management (BIM) with a focus on digital transformation
  • innovation management (IM) with a focus on business model transformation
  • supply chain management (SCM) with a focus on transforming into sustainable supply chain operations.


  • Assistant professor
  • Economics
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • Doctorate
  • 3611


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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