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Academic Positions in OSCM (University of Melbourne)

  • 1.  Academic Positions in OSCM (University of Melbourne)

    Posted 03-07-2023 21:32



    About the Roles

    The Department of Management and Marketing at the University of Melbourne is looking for an Assistant Professor of Operations Management (Levels B-C in the Australian system) to join its Operations & Supply Chain Management (OSCM) group. The Department hosts one of the largest and strongest OSCM groups in Australia, with a mix of qualitative, empirical, and analytical researchers. Colleagues from the group regularly publish research in top-tier journals in the field, including Journal of Operations Management, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Operations Research, Production and Operations Management and Journal of Supply Chain Management. They also contribute strongly to a broader community through consulting projects with industry partners, engagement with media outlets, and the development of executive programs.

    The appointee is expected to conduct high-quality research in operations/supply chain management and business analytics. In addition, the appointee will contribute to teaching by developing and teaching subjects in project management, operations management, business analytics, and/or decision sciences at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and executive education programs. Finally, the appointee is expected to make a significant contribution to the collegial and intellectual life of the Department and his/her academic discipline.

    To be successful, the applicant will need to demonstrate a strong track record, commensurate with the level of appointment, in elite international journals. Teaching experiences in the areas mentioned above will be desirable. We particularly welcome applications from researchers with methodological expertise in analytical and/or empirical quantitative methodologies. 

    All positions are full-time, continuing (tenure-track) roles. The Position Description provides further information on the roles.

    Appointees will be strong research-focused scholars who are interested in making big impact, and contributing to and working within a supportive academic community.

    About the Organisation

    Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia's #1 university and is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

    The University of Melbourne is ranked #34 in the world in Business and Management studies, according to the 2023 Time Higher Education World University Rankings. The faculty members in the management discipline publish regularly in FT50 and other top management journals (e.g., Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, Strategic Management Journal) and serve on the editorial boards of many of these journals. The Department has strong undergraduate and postgraduate programs and an established five-year PhD program. The Department has an active research seminar series and is regularly visited by many domestic and international scholars. The Faculty of Business and Economics provides strong research support in the forms of research grants, visiting scholar schemes, and a generous annual budget for research-related travels.

    Benefits of Working at the University of Melbourne

    In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

    • Flexible working arrangements and generous personal, parental, and cultural leave
    • Competitive remuneration commensurate with standing, 17% superannuation (pension) contributions, salary packaging and leave loading
    • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
    • Discounts on a wide range of products and services
    • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

    ·         Professional development opportunities including a University-wide Academic Women in Leadership Program

    ·         Relocation support (where applicable)

    The Department and the Faculty provide:

    • Access to specialist centres in a dynamic research environment
    • Excellent resources to support collaboration within and outside the University

    ·         Professional development opportunities among world class academics

    Be Yourself

    At UoM, we value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. Indigenous Australians, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages and culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for our roles. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

    Join Us!

    To apply, please visit the link below for position description and selection criteria.

    Online applications should only be submitted via the University's careers page (link above). Contact the Head of Department, Professor Jill Lei at, for further information.

    Applications close: April 10, 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time (April 10, 2023 9:55 AM Eastern Daylight Time)

    Applications are open until April 10, 2023, with flexible start dates.


    Jill Lei
    Carlton VIC