Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Professorial Stream - Assistant Professor
Discipline/Field: Supply Chain Analytics
Home Faculty: Schulich School of Business
Home Department/Area/Division: Operations Management and Information Systems
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2021

Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto Canada

Consistently ranked in the top tier of the world’s best business schools and #1 in Canada, the Schulich School of Business is known for its global reach, innovative programming and the diversity of its student body, faculty and staff. Schulich enrolls some 3,000 students in undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate business degree programs leading to careers in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Located in Toronto, Canada, the School’s multimillion-dollar, award-winning complex is on York University’s main campus. Schulich’s downtown Miles S. Nadal Management Centre is situated in the heart of the city’s financial district.


The Operations Management and Information Systems (OMIS) Area, Schulich School of Business, York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Supply Chain Analytics at the Assistant Professor level, to commence July 1, 2021. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

A PhD, or a PhD defense scheduled by the start of the appointment on July 1, 2021, in Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Management Science or a related field, preferably from a school of business, is required, with a demonstrated record of excellence or promise of excellent in research and in teaching. Applicants should have a clearly articulated program of research or research creation and specialize (a) in Sourcing, Logistics, and/or Transportation and (b) in advanced statistical, econometric, and/or data analytical methods for analyzing large datasets from structured (e.g., archival data maintained by government agencies) and unstructured (e.g., Twitter) sources. Applicants should have completed or be completing dissertation research on managerially relevant problems facing for-profit organizations, non-profits or society.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in outstanding, innovative, and, as appropriate, externally funded research or research creation at the highest level.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence or promise of research excellence of a recognized international calibre, as demonstrated through the research statement; a record of publications, forthcoming publications, or publications under review in top disciplinary journals, particularly those on the Financial Times or UT Dallas listings to rank business schools globally; and strong recommendations from referees of high standing.

The successful candidate will involve graduate teaching and supervision, as well as undergraduate teaching and must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. More specifically, candidates should be willing and able to teach effectively various courses in (a) the Master of Supply Chain Management (MSCM) and either (b) the Master of Business Analytics (MBAN) or the Master of Management in Artificial Intelligence (MMAI) programs. Candidates should also be willing and able to communicate with managerial audiences in formal teaching settings. Preference is also given to candidates who have taught or have a strong potential to teach using a combination of quantitative, analytical experiential, and case-based pedagogies, as well as with using technologies to deliver course content and enhance student learning. Experience in curriculum development is an asset.

Candidates should provide evidence of excellence or promise of excellence in teaching through the teaching statement; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning; teaching evaluations; and strong letters of reference.

York University champions new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Through cross-disciplinary programming, innovative course design, diverse experiential learning and a supportive community environment, our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and more than 300,000 alumni.

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Professor Markus Biehl, Chair of the OMIS Search Committee, at

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities, can be found at or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at: All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which can be found at

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is October 23, 2020.

To apply, applicants should submit the following documents:

1. CV;
2. A statement of research interest and success that states the central research questions, describes methodologies used or to be used, explains fit of research interest with those of current OMIS Area faculty, and identifies targeted publication outlets and status of publications;
3. 2-3 representative publications, if available;
4. A statement of teaching interest and history that reveals courses taught and evaluation outcomes and/or courses they are interested to teach;
5. Sample syllabi and complete teaching evaluations for courses taught;
6. Three (3) letters of recommendation, to be sent directly from the author.

All application materials, other than recommendation letters, must be emailed in one (1) email to to the attention of Professor Markus Biehl, Chair of the OMIS Search Committee, Schulich School of Business, York University. Please be sure to include “OMIS Area Position July 2021” in the email subject line.

Recommendation letters should be emailed directly from to with “Name of Applicant Recommendation” in the email subject line.


Posting End Date: October 23, 2020