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Two Tenure-Track/Tenured Faculty Positions in Supply Chain Management

  • 1.  Two Tenure-Track/Tenured Faculty Positions in Supply Chain Management

    Posted 10-05-2022 07:27
    Edited by Desiree Van Dun 10-05-2022 10:37

    The Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management at Wayne State University's Mike Ilitch School of Business is seeking to fill two Tenure-Track/Tenured faculty positions for the Fall of 2023. One position will be at the assistant professor level, while the other one maybe at the associate or full professor levels. Candidates will be expected to conduct research suitable for publications in top-tier journals, teach courses in areas of interest at the undergraduate and graduate level, participate in department and school activities, and perform related duties as assigned. We expect the candidate to be a fully engaged participant in the life of the Mike Ilitch School of Business. A typical teaching load is 2+2, teaching students majoring in supply chain management (SCM). Support for conference travel and research assistance is available.  For further information about the SCM  program see


    Requirements for the position include a Ph.D. in Supply Chain Management from an AACSB accredited program or a Ph.D. in a related field. The ideal candidate needs to provide evidence of potential to publish in top academic journals in areas that complement well with the research focus of the program's faculty members. The ideal candidate would have interest in and experience teaching courses related to purchasing, logistics, or production planning and management; and would have interest in, or experience in, the complex manufacturing (including the automotive industry) or health care industries.


    About Wayne State University, the Mike Ilitch School of Business, and the Global Supply Chain Management Program


    Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. For more information, visit


    The AACSB-International accredited Mike Ilitch School of Business prepares students for challenging and rewarding careers, advances the boundaries of scholarly and practitioner knowledge, and enhances the economic vitality of the city of Detroit, the state of Michigan and beyond through its programs, research and community engagement. Established in 1946, the business school was renamed in 2015 in recognition of a $40 million gift from Mike and Marian Ilitch. Thanks to this lead investment, a new state-of-the-art business school building opened in the heart of the District Detroit in 2018. The building is within easy walking distance of the heart of Detroit's vibrant downtown, with easy access to the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Detroit Symphony, numerous museums, and professional football, baseball, basketball and hockey venues.  Wayne State is also very close to the high tech, global auto companies headquartered in the Detroit area, with a large number of other world class manufacturer headquarters in the area; and is within two miles of Canadian border crossings to Windsor, Ontario.  For more information, visit


    The growing Supply Chain Management Major and Program is focused on complex manufacturing and the automotive industry in particular, an industry that is very international and high tech.  An additional focus is on health care supply chains given proximity to many hospital systems.  The program currently enrolls some 500 undergraduate SCM major students, offers an MBA concentration in Supply Chain Management and one in Health Care SCM, has a Masters of Science in Automotive SCM Degree, and offers two automotive industry related SCM executive education programs.  There are currently 9 full-time SCM faculty including 6 tenure-track/tenured faculty and 3 teaching faculty, with these two positions providing the 7th and 8th tenure-track/tenured positions in SCM.  The Program teaches some 22 SCM courses that are regularly offered with often multiple sections of each course.  The SCM Program also initiated five 12-day study abroad programs in China, Brazil, Italy, and Poland; oversees an automotive industry funded 24 school global case competition with 5 foreign teams included recently, and is involved in a joint auto industry SCM research program with an automotive industry organization. The SCM program is a top 25 undergraduate SCM program by Gartner in 2022, and the program's research productivity is ranked in the top 11% of all schools in the empirical section of The Supply Chain Project.


    Application Procedures


    Applications will be submitted online and will require CV/Resume, Cover Letter with a research statement, a Teaching Statement with teaching evaluations, a list of three names where we could obtain references if needed.  Interested candidates should apply online at (search for the posting number 046823). Please clearly indicate in your cover letter which position: the assistant professor position or the associate/full professor position, you are applying. If you have questions about the positions, please email Dr. Tingting Yan, search committee Chair, Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management, at


    Wayne State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

    Tingting Yan
    Wayne State University
    Detroit MI