Posting Number F0462021
Working Title Assistant Professor of Management (Operations/Supply Chain)
Department Org 314000 - Marketing and Management
The Department of Marketing and Management at the University of Central
Arkansas invites applications for a tenure-track position in operations
management to begin August 2022. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. (or other
doctoral degree) in operations management, supply chain, logistics, or a
closely related field. In keeping with the University's mission, we especially
encourage applicants who further our goal of cultural, ethnic, racial, and
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Strong candidates will be willing and able to teach a suitable range of
classes, maintain a program of research, and provide appropriate service.
Provide quality teaching in the area of operations management and
quantitative methods, as well as general management, supply chain
analytics, transportation, purchasing, and related areas of expertise
Teaching load is twelve hours per term with three hours of research
release time (3/3 teaching load) both fall and spring semesters
The option to teach in summer is typically available, pursuant to student
Produce quality research leading to published scholarly contributions in
accordance with departmental and college expectations
Provide service to the department, college, and academic community that is
commensurate with rank and experience and aligned with expertise
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Potential or demonstrated ability to teach a range of courses in the areas
of operations management, quantitative methods, supply chain, logistics,
value chain analysis, general management, and related disciplines
Potential or demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate and graduate
Potential or demonstrated ability to teach in traditional, hybrid, and
Knowledgeable about the process for sustaining a program of research and
successfully navigating the publication process
Ability to provide rigorous and engaging teaching experiences
Ability to promote a culture of inclusivity and support for diverse
Civility in all interactions of a public or confidential nature
Skills Considered Essential for Success
-Knowledge of the organization and administration of higher education.
-Knowledge of state, federal, and university rules, regulations and
-Ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment.
-Ability to work collaboratively and independently with common goals as a part
of a team.
-Ability to make sound judgments.
-Effective interpersonal communication, writing, and organizational abilities.
-Civility in all interactions.
-Demonstrate effective follow-up.
Required Education and/or Experience
Ph.D. (or other doctoral degree) in operations management or a closely
related field from an accredited university that can provide appropriate
insights into operations, supply chain, and general management courses.
Candidates who are ABD from an accredited university and nearing
completion are eligible to apply
Potential or demonstrated ability to teach operations management,
quantitative methods, and a range of supply chain and general management
topics in support of departmental needs
Potential or demonstrated ability to produce quality research
Preferred Education and/or Experience
Ph.D. in operations and/or supply chain management from an AACSB
Background and interest in operations management, quantitative analysis,
logistics, and supply chain management
Teaching experience in a range of operations management courses
Teaching experience at multiple levels (i.e., undergraduate, graduate)
and across modalities (i.e., in-seat, hybrid, online)
Demonstrated ability to produce quality research and maintain a program of
research across time
Demonstrated technological proficiency in Learning Management Systems
(e.g., Blackboard) and online teaching tools (e.g., Zoom)
Demonstrated commitment to or interest in service to the department,
college, and academic community
License(s)/Certifications (Required or Preferred)
University, Campus, and Community Description
Thank you for your interest in employment at the University of Central
Founded in 1907, UCA has an enrollment of more than 10,000, of which more than
15% are graduate students. The university offers more than 90 undergraduate
and 60 graduate certificate and degree programs, including doctoral programs
in five disciplines. The undergraduate student body consistently scores above
the national average on the ACT exam. UCA is proud of its tradition of
teaching excellence and its contributions in research, scholarship, and
creative activities. UCA seeks to attract students and employees that are
dedicated to building a culture of diversity, belonging, inclusion, and
Desired start date 08/16/2022
Background Check Statement
This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal, sex-offender
registry, financial history background check and drug screening. A criminal
conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history
alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to
the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug screening
information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner
consistent with state and federal law.
UCA EEO Statement
The University of Central Arkansas is an affirmative action/equal opportunity
institution dedicated to attracting and supporting a diverse student, faculty
and staff population through enhanced multicultural learning environments and
opportunities. In keeping with its nondiscrimination policy in employment,
admissions and other functions and programs, the university considers
employees and students on the basis of individual merit and will not
discriminate against a person on the basis of gender, race or color,
ethnicity, religion, spiritual beliefs, national origin, age, familial status,
socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, disability, political beliefs,
intellectual perspective, genetic information, military status, or other
factors irrelevant to participation in its programs.
Open Date 09/14/2021
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Required documents: cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement/
evidence of teaching effectiveness, and research sample.
Please provide contact information for three references. Letters of
reference will NOT be requested at this time.
Optional documents: research statement, veteran's documents, and other
documents that demonstrate effectiveness in this role.
Review of applicants will be ongoing until the position is filled. For
full consideration, please apply by November 15, 2021.
Only applicants received through the web portal will be considered
Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Doug Voss, Chair
of the Search Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posting Supplemental Questions
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