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Assistant Professor in Operations Management – Western Kentucky University

  • 1.  Assistant Professor in Operations Management – Western Kentucky University

    Posted 09-18-2019 14:11

    The Department of Management in Western Kentucky University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Operations Management starting August 15, 2020.

    A qualified candidate should have obtained a Ph.D. degree (or anticipated by August, 2020) in operations management, supply chain management, or a related discipline from an AACSB accredited institution.

    Anticipated teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate courses in operations management, decision modeling, and related courses in operations/supply chain management. The successful candidate will have demonstrated capability for high-impact scholarly research and excellent teaching in an environment where collaboration and collegiality are valued. Service to the department, college, university, and the profession is expected.

    Application materials must be submitted through the online application system by Oct 11, 2019, although expressions of interest may be considered until the position is filled. Additional information about this position and application requirements are available on the website


    The following items should be included in the application:


    • Letter of Intent
    • Curriculum Vita
    • Unofficial Transcripts
    • Sample Research Material
    • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness


    Names and contact information of three reference providers will be collected during the application process. Reference letters will be requested by the Search Committee at a later date.


    The Management Department currently has 18 full-time faculty members. The department supports four undergraduate concentrations - business administration, human resource management, entrepreneurship, and international business-and an MBA program. (

    The Gordon Ford College of Business is AACSB accredited in both business and accounting and currently offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in various business majors. The Department of Management houses the largest number of majors within the College, and is one of the largest programs on campus.

    Western Kentucky University offers an inviting, nurturing, and challenging work environment. The main campus is located on a hill overlooking the City of Bowling Green, a vibrant community with moderately priced housing and abundant entertainment, cultural, and recreational activities. 

    Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment. Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO) at (270) 745- 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.

    Feng Liang
    Associate Professor
    Western Kentucky University
    Bowling Green KY