Assistant Professor - Technology and Operations Management
Simon Fraser University
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Type: Full Time
Required Education: Doctorate
Academic / College and University
The Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia seeks outstanding candidates for a tenure-track position in Technology and Operations Management, beginning July 1, 2022 at the Assistant Professor rank.
The candidate will have a Ph.D. in Operations Management or a closely related area, with a strong background and training in quantitative methodologies. ABD near completion will be considered. The successful candidate will have recognized ability to deliver high-impact, scholarly research; demonstrated teaching excellence in subjects relevant for this position; and leadership abilities. Research interests consistent with Beedie’s Vision 2022 strategic priorities including innovation, social responsibility, and a global perspective will be prioritized.
The candidate will be expected to contribute via impactful research and publications in top tier journals; curriculum development and student engagement; and participation in university’s collaborative academic community through service. The candidate will be expected to teach quantitative courses in areas such as Data and Decisions, Simulation, Decision Analysis, Operations Management, and Supply Chain Management, both at undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition, the successful candidate will actively participate in Beedie’s collegial self-governance and offer assistance and guidance to students, peers and the academic community through activities such as committee work, mentorship and experiential learning opportunities. The successful candidate will share Beedie’s commitment to diversity, engagement, and generating positive change in its communities.
Located on the unceded Coast Salish Territory - the traditional territories of the Squamish (Sk?wxw? u?7mesh U?xwumixw), Musqueam (xwm?θkw?y??m), Tsleil-Waututh, Katzie, and Kwikwetlem peoples - SFU is actively building an increasingly diverse and inclusive community.
The Beedie School of Business is a top ranked research school, is accredited by both AACSB and EQUIS, and is a signatory to Principles for Responsible Management Education. We offer programs at the Undergraduate, Masters, Ph.D., and Executive levels, including Canada’s first Executive MBA program and North America’s only EMBA in Indigenous Business Leadership. We are also home to the RADIUS social innovation lab and venture incubator. Simon Fraser University is one of just over 40 Ashoka Changemaker Campuses globally, recognizing our commitment to social responsibility and innovation.
SFU’s Beedie School of Business was named following a $22 million gift from alumnus Ryan Beedie and his father Keith in 2011. The donation has allowed the school to build on its strong reputation as a global leader in research while pursuing its strategic vision of developing innovative and socially responsible business leaders with a global perspective through education.
With three award-winning British Columbia campuses located in Burnaby, Surrey, and downtown Vancouver, Simon Fraser University offers a strong research environment in a dynamic Pacific Rim setting. For further details about the Beedie School of Business, visit our website at http://www.beedie.sfu.ca/
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview via Zoom and/or in person at INFORMS 2021 in Anaheim, CA. Candidates interested in an interview at INFORMS should send their complete applications no later than October 8th.
A complete application must include:
a cover letter outlining alignment of your research, teaching and scholarly activities to the position’s qualifications as well as to Beedie’s strategic priorities and vision
an up-to-date, full curriculum vitae (include details of research and teaching, scholarly record, funding, evidence of impact, and list of collaborations/partnerships)
a proposed program of research for the next 5-10 years and at least two examples of scholarly work
a teaching portfolio and/or evidence of teaching potential in the area (this may include a statement of pedagogy, prior or proposed syllabi, and evidence of your commitment to improving your teaching practice)
names and email addresses of 3 referees (ranked in order of preference). SFU will contact referees directly.
SFU recognizes that alternative career paths and/or career interruptions (e.g. parental leave, leave due to illness) can impact research achievements and commits to ensuring that leaves are taken into careful consideration. Candidates are encouraged to highlight how alternative paths and/or interruptions have impacted them in their application. SFU also recognizes the value of mentoring and research training, outreach, professional service, and nontraditional areas of research and/or research outputs; demonstrated experience and willingness in increasing diversity in the previous institutional environments, and in curriculum, is also an asset.
Simon Fraser University encourages applications from all qualified applicants, however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
Simon Fraser University is an institution whose strength is based on our shared commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Diversity is an underlying principle of our Strategic Vision, which pledges SFU to “foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect, celebrating the diversity reflected among its students, faculty, staff, and our community.” SFU is committed to ensuring that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. Consistent with this principle, SFU will advance the interests of underrepresented members of the work force, specifically Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, and women; embrace gender and sexual diversity; ensure that equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek employment at the University; and treat all employees equitably. Candidates that belong to underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.
SFU offers several benefits and services aimed at creating a more inclusive and accessible campus community for faculty, please see the Faculty Relations, Benefits and Service page for more details. SFU is also committed to ensuring that the application and interview process is accessible to all applicants; if you require accommodations or have questions about SFU benefits, services, accommodations policies, or equity considerations please contact the Specialist, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Faculty Relations.
Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html
We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Since the creation of Canada's first Executive MBA in 1968, Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business has championed lifelong learning, productive change and the need for innovation as it delivers research and teaching that makes an impact. As part of Canada’s leading comprehensive university, SFU Beedie offers a collaborative work environment that fosters interdisciplinary research. The Beedie School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and has received the EQUIS Quality award from the European Federation for Management Development (EFMD). AACSB and EFMD are globally recognized accrediting agencies for business schools. Less than 1% of business schools worldwide have earned both of these accreditations.
Supported by extensive partnerships with public, private and not-for-profit organizations, SFU Beedie’s mission is to develop innovative and socially responsible business leaders with a global perspective through education, inspired by research and grounded in practice. SFU Beedie boasts over 25,000 alumni in 83 countries around the world.
SFU has ranked among Canada’s Top 100 Employers and BC’s Top Empl...oyers and is the only Western Canadian university on Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers list. The university offers a generous compensation package that allows faculty members to dedicate time to research and teaching excellence while maintaining work-life balance.