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University of Massachusetts Amherst Assistant Professor - Operations Management in Amherst, Massachusetts

Assistant Professor - Operations Management

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Work type: Faculty Full Time

Location: UMass Amherst

Department:Operations Managemnt


Categories: Faculty, Isenberg School of Management

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Description

The Operations & Information Management (OIM) Department of the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Operations Management to start in September 2024.


Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in Operations Management or a closely related field from an AACSB accredited program. The ideal candidate for this position will have an active program of research with a demonstrated ability for high quality scholarly publications in journals such as Management Science, Operations Research, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, and Production and Operations Management. Preference will be given to candidates who conduct analytical or numerical OM research in application areas involving emerging technologies across the breadth of supply chains, socially responsible operations, and sustainability. We are looking for colleagues who will work with a highly active and dynamic group of faculty.

Teaching responsibilities will depend on the needs of the department, involving introductory and advanced level courses in operations management, specifically in supply chain management and analytics. Candidates must have expertise or evident potential in providing quality teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Potential or demonstrated ability to teach in both face-to-face and distance education formats to masters-level students with work experience is highly desirable. Potential or demonstrated ability to teach doctoral seminars and mentor doctoral students is also highly desirable.

Additional Information

The Department has a thriving undergraduate program in Operations & Information Management (with career opportunities in Supply Chain Management and Information Systems); contributes to a highly reputed MBA program, a strong Masters’ Degree Program in Business & Analytics (MSB&A), and coordinates two Ph.D. tracks, namely Operations Management and Information Systems, for the doctoral program in Business Administration. Department faculty are committed to conducting research that furthers state-of-the-art knowledge in their respective areas of expertise. Their research has appeared in top-ranked journals such as Management Science, Operations Research, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, and Production and Operations Management. For more information about the department and faculty research, please visit:

The Isenberg School of Management is AACSB accredited, with nationally recognized undergraduate and MBA programs ranked in the top 50 and top 25 respectively; a growing master’s degree program in business and analytics (MSB&A); a strong research culture with Ph.D. specializations offered in each of our major disciplines. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is a land-grant university, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, and the largest public university in New England. The University offers bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctoral degrees in 88 undergraduate and 72 graduate areas of study, through eight schools and college. In a 2009 article for, Amherst was ranked first as Best College Town in the United States. In 2012, U.S. News and World Report ranked Amherst among the Top 10 Great College Towns in America.

Application Instructions

Along with the application, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, contact information for three (3) professional references, and a statement of contribution to diversity, equity and inclusion.

While the applications can be reviewed until the position is filled, applicants should apply by the priority deadline ofOctober 15, 2023to ensure consideration.

For questions about the application process, contact Samantha Whittle, Administrative Assistant, Department of Operations and Information Management ( For more information about any other aspect of this announcement, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Iqbal Agha ( OR Department Chair, Dr. Senay Solak (

The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career and degree.

Advertised: Aug 4 2023 Eastern Daylight Time

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