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Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU): Full Professor of Sustainable Supply Chain Management

APPLICATION DEADLINE: JUNE 30th, 2021


Full Professor of Sustainable Supply Chain Management

Ref.no.: 1003

WU is currently inviting applications for the position of a full professor of Sustainable Supply Chain Management from the perspective of Operations Management with a focus on procurement & supply processes at the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management. Candidates are expected to have established an international reputation as a researcher in their field. Depending on the candidate’s academic credentials, the employment contract can be concluded either as a permanent employment contract or as a fixed-term employment contract with the option of a permanent extension.

WU is committed to diversity and inclusion, and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. In case of equal qualification, female candidates will be given preference. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply and will be supported during each stage of the recruitment process.

WU assesses performance in the context of each applicant’s biography and relative to the opportunities available to him or her. This approach recognizes that academic achievements cannot be assessed separately from each individual researchers’ biographical factors. To ensure equal opportunities, qualifications are evaluated relative to the applicant’s academic age. This means that WU takes biographical factors such as part-time employment or career interruptions due to caregiving or childcare obligations or other functions performed at or outside of a university into account.
In your application, you can include personal data related to biographical factors. WU will keep all data that you send us as part of your application confidential. All persons involved in the selection procedure are bound by obligations of secrecy.

Based in the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management, the new professor will join the Institute for Production Management and contribute to research, teaching, and service activities.
 

Qualfications

The successful candidate is expected to have established an international reputation as a researcher in his/her field and to have outstanding qualifications. Candidates’ qualifications will be assessed in the context of their academic age:

  • A solid academic qualification (e.g. PhD, habilitation) in Operations Management or a related area
  • an outstanding international reputation for high quality scholarship in the area of Sustainable Supply Chain Management from the perspective of Operations Management with a focus on procurement & supply processes  commensurate with academic age, especially by having demonstrated the ability to publish in top-tier journals of the field
  • excellent teaching qualifications at undergraduate and graduate levels as well as in executive education
  • proven international experience
  • potential of attracting research funding
  • leadership qualities
  • gender and diversity management skills

What we expect from the successful candidate


The successful candidate is expected to conduct and publish outstanding research in Sustainable Supply Chain Management from the perspective of Operations Management with a focus on procurement & supply processes, strategic & responsible sourcing and supplier-buyer interactions, and should be highly competent in applying the relevant descriptive and/or prescriptive methods.

The successful candidate is expected to engage in high quality teaching at WU at all levels (bachelor, MSc, doctorate and executive education) in particular to support our Bachelor’s Programs in Business, Economics and Social Sciences as well as Business & Economics and our Master of Science (MSc) Supply Chain Management.

Teaching experience in English is required. Non-German-speaking candidates will be expected to acquire proficiency in German over a certain period of time.

We also expect the new professor to take an active role in the university’s self-governance and third mission activities.
 

Application process


Applicants should address their applications and all relevant documents (including in any case a letter of motivation with reference to the criteria specified in the call for applications, academic CV including a publication list and list of classes held, along with a research and teaching statement) to the rector of WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Welthandelsplatz 1, 1020 Vienna and upload those on the link provided/ button below.

Please submit your application via WU’s online recruiting tool until June 30, 2021.

For details of the position, please contact Professor Gerald Reiner, chair of the Institute of Production Management, by phone: ++43-1-31336-6227, or email: Gerald.reiner@wu.ac.at.

For details of the application process, please contact the Senior Faculty Recruitment team email: prof.application@wu.ac.at.

Please note: Only applications uploaded via our online recruiting tool will be considered. In their application documents, applicants must respond to all criteria specified in the call for applications, especially to items A) Qualifications and B) Expectations. A reference to these two items is considered a mandatory element of any application to WU Vienna, and any applications that lack this mandatory element cannot be considered.
 

employed under salary group A 1 pursuant to the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Staff [Kollektivvertrag für die Arbeitnehmer/innen der Universitäten], minimum gross yearly salary: €74,503.80; the actual annual gross salary is subject to negotiation

https://www.wu.ac.at/en/isom

The duration of fixed-term contracts is subject to negotiation.