Associate Professor (W2) with Tenure Track in Digital Supply Chain Management

open until filled
Social Sciences, Supply Chain Management, Business studies
Universität zu Köln
Cologne, Germany

The positions are available April 2019 or based on mutual agreement.
This call is part of the Tenure Track Programme of the German Federal Government and the Federal States. It addresses researchers at an early career stage.

The University of Cologne is one of Germany‘s leading research universities and part of the Federal Excellence Cluster. Its Business School is consistently ranked among the top schools in research and teaching. The Supply Chain Management area is one of largest Supply Chain Management areas in Germany and consists of 10 professors and more than 20 researchers. The Supply Chain Management area has close ties with industry partners and focuses on research that has impact in practice. Its members publish regularly in the full range of top journals in the field, including Management Science, Operations Research, Manufacturing and Operations Management, Journal of Operations Management, and Production and Operations Management.

Candidates should have a solid background in Supply Chain Management or closely related areas. Current or future publications in highly ranked international journals are expected. The Supply Chain Management area offers courses at the undergraduate, master, and Ph.D. level. The candidates are expected to teach some of these classes. The teaching language is primarily English. International experience, such as a Ph.D. from a leading international university or substantial international teaching experience is appreciated.

The research focus of candidates should complement the existing research areas of the faculty. The candidate should be interested, for instance, in Supply Chain Analytics, Optimization, Data Science, or Empirical Operations Management.

At the latest in the fifth year after entering into office, a final evaluation will be held according to the Regulations for Quality Assurance in Tenure Track Procedures at the University of Cologne. On this basis, a decision will be reached as to whether the candidate will be given tenure at W2 level.

The University of Cologne is committed to increase the share of women in research and teaching. Applications of women are specifically invited. In the case of equal qualifications, competence and specific achievements, women will be considered on preferential terms within the framework of the legal possibilities.

The University of Cologne is an equal opportunity employer in compliance with the German disabilities laws. Persons with disabilities are therefore strongly encouraged to apply.
The application should consist of the following documents: letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, three recent (working) papers, and three names of references. Applications should be submitted via the Academic Job Portal of the University of Cologne no later than October, 8th 2018 addressing the Dean of the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences. For further information, please contact Professor Fabian Sting ( or Professor Ulrich Thonemann (

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