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Tenure-Track Position in Operations Management at Notre Dame

  • 1.  Tenure-Track Position in Operations Management at Notre Dame

    Posted 08-13-2020 09:05

    Open Rank Tenure-Track Faculty in Operations Management

    The Department of IT, Analytics, and Operations (ITAO) at the Mendoza College of Business invites applications for an open rank tenure-track professor (assistant, associate, or full professor) in Operations Management. Candidates must possess an earned doctorate or the strong prospect of earning a doctorate by Fall 2021 in Operations Management or a closely related area.

    Our ideal candidate for assistant rank has publication success at premier outlets in Operations Management area and allied areas, and a strong pipeline of interesting and rigorous research. The successful candidate for associate or full rank should demonstrate a record of excellence in research, teaching, and service, along with clear indications of continued research success. Preference will be given to individuals whose research complements the interests of our existing faculty. The ITAO department is home to a diversity of approaches and backgrounds making for a vibrant research environment, which results in frequent compelling and unique collaborative research projects among our faculty.


    In addition, our ideal candidate has proven success in the classroom with an interest in teaching in areas related to Operations Management. The ITAO Department offers two undergraduate majors (Business Analytics and Business Technology) and three Masters of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) programs (a one-year executive-style in Chicago, a two-year dual-degree MSBA/MBA, and a one-year pre-professional South Bend program). The Mendoza College of Business is home to one of the world's premier Masters of Business Administration (MBA) programs, for which we offer concentrations in Business Analytics and Supply Chain & Operations Management.

    The teaching load is 3 courses (9 credit hours) per year. Salary and research budget are highly competitive, with generous summer support based on research productivity.

    Application Instructions

    To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by November 1st, 2020. Applications should include all of the following: (a) a cover letter indicating the candidate's research and teaching interests and goals; (b) a curriculum vita; (c) teaching evaluations (if available). 

    Applications should be submitted online at the following link:

    Departmental representatives will conduct virtual interviews. For these interviews, we will contact and set up appointments with applicants whose qualifications appear to best meet our requirements and needs. Our intention is to hold campus interviews for a small number of applicants shortly after these virtual interviews.

    Please feel free to contact Daewon Sun ( if you have any questions about this position.

    About Mendoza College of Business

    The ITAO department includes faculty in areas spanning operations management, operations research, IT management, and business analytics. Despite this breadth, faculty relations are very collegial and there is great camaraderie among the faculty. The ITAO department is housed in the Mendoza College of Business. Over the last 20 years the Mendoza College of Business' research and teaching missions have advanced significantly. For five years in a row from 2010-2014, Notre Dame's undergraduate business program was ranked #1 in the nation according to Business Week, and was recently ranked #2 in the nation. Its MBA program is also highly ranked (#26 in U.S. News and World Report). The Executive MBA (EMBA) program includes programs in two locations: South Bend and Chicago, and was recently ranked the #26 program in the nation. Mendoza also offers several specialized one-year Master of Science programs, including two specialized programs for working professionals in Chicago, the MS in Business Analytics, and the MS in Finance.

    The college continues to build on and further develop its research strength. There is substantial support for research, strong connections to business, and several research centers that help forge organizational linkages for faculty. The college also has moved to recognize productive faculty with endowed chairs. The collaborative and egalitarian atmosphere also contributes to advancing the college's research agenda. The college prides itself on an open, respectful, and caring culture, with positive and friendly relations among its faculty and strong support from administrative staff.

    For more information about the college's and department's programs please visit the Mendoza College of Business website ( or the ITAO Department website (

    About the University of Notre Dame

    Founded in 1842, the University of Notre Dame provides a distinctive voice in higher education that is at once rigorously intellectual, unapologetically moral in orientation, and firmly embracing of a service ethos. The nation's preeminent Catholic university, Notre Dame is organized into four undergraduate colleges (Arts and Letters, Science, Engineering and the Mendoza College of Business), the School of Architecture, the Law School, the Graduate School, 10 major research institutes, more than 40 centers and special programs and the University library system. 

    Located adjacent to the city of South Bend, IN, which has a metropolitan population of more than 300,000, Notre Dame is highly residential, with 80 percent of students living on its 1,250-acre campus. It enrolls approximately 12,200 students, of whom 70 percent are undergraduates. More than half of the undergraduate students study abroad for at least one semester. The University's graduation rate is among the top in the country. The Notre Dame "Fighting Irish" athletic program boasts more than 25 varsity NCAA Division I teams and is well known for its storied football program.

    The campus itself consistently ranks as one of the most beautiful in the world for its grounds, lakes and notable architecture, including the Basilica of the Sacred Heart and the famous Golden Dome atop the Main Building. The University also consistently ranks nationally among the top 10 best places to work (Chronicle of Higher Education) and in the top 20 best colleges (U.S. News & World Report). The current value of Notre Dame's endowment is approximately $11.8 billion.

    With graduates renowned for their loyalty and generosity, Notre Dame annually ranks among the top five universities in percentage of undergraduate alumni who contribute. Its network of 270 alumni clubs - including 50 international clubs - is the most extensive in higher education.

    South Bend Metropolitan Area

    The South Bend metropolitan area, with a population of more than 250,000 residents, is a city in the midst of transforming itself. From its manufacturing legacy, South Bend has retained some manufacturing operations, but has also moved to reinvent itself with its strength in education, health care, small business, and, even tourism. Beyond Notre Dame, several other colleges and universities call South Bend home, including Holy Cross College, Saint Mary's College, Bethel College, and Indiana University-South Bend. Situated at the southernmost bend of the St. Joseph River, the river figures prominently in South Bend's history (explored by La Salle in the 17th century) and current life (more than 12 parks in the area are on the riverfront).

    Nearby is Chicago, only a two-hour drive or train ride (via the South Shore Line, direct to the museums, symphony, and parks in the loop) away. South Bend is only 20 miles from the shores of Lake Michigan. The spectacular Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is a short drive away, as are various scenic towns in southwestern Michigan situated on the lake. Several small ski resorts are within an hour's drive, with Michigan's finest ski resorts and the Upper Peninsula only a few hours' drive away.

    A River Walk area around the St. Joseph River provides miles of paved, multipurpose paths separated from streets, with scenic views of the river. The river contains what many claim is the best Steelhead Trout fishing in the world (also in abundance are Brown Trout, and Chinook/King and Coho Salmon). South Bend is one of 158 communities in the United States to be awarded Bicycle Friendly Community status. The South Bend area boasts an unusual number of high quality golf courses, with four private 18-hole golf courses and eight public courses. Notre Dame also has two golf courses, including the Warren Golf Course, winner of numerous national awards.

    The South Bend area has a vast network of high quality parks-more than 75. There are ample kayaking and boating opportunities on the river and on the myriad lakes throughout the community. Culturally, South Bend has many notable offerings in music, theater, and art. The Morris Performing Arts Center is home to the South Bend Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra's Shanghai-born conductor, Tsung Yeh, was the first conductor ever to hold music directorships of both a western symphony orchestra and a major Chinese orchestra. The Fischoff National Chamber Music Association, sponsor of the world's largest chamber music competition, is held in South Bend annually, with the winners appearing at Orchestra Hall in Chicago. At Notre Dame, the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center hosts musical concerts, dance, theater, and opera. The art museum is one of the finest university art museums in the world.

    Affordable housing is easy to find in the South Bend area, which represents a mix of charming historical neighborhoods within walking distance of Notre Dame, newer housing developments boasting some of the strongest schools in Indiana (including the top-ranked elementary school in the state of Indiana), and "country" living-often on water-within a 15-minute drive to campus. A distinguished choice of private secular, parochial, and public school options are available.

    For more information about the South Bend area, visit

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    The University of Notre Dame, an equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional and academic commitment to diversity, endeavors to foster a vibrant learning community animated by the Catholic intellectual tradition.

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    University of Notre Dame
    Notre Dame
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