Assistant Professor, Supply Chain Management

Michigan, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Mar 26, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Assistant Professor, Supply Chain Management
Mike Ilitch School of Business

The Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management at Wayne State University's Mike Ilitch School of Business is seeking to fill a Tenure-Track position for the Fall of 2021 at the Assistant Professor level. Candidates will be expected to conduct research suitable for publication in top tier journals, teach courses in areas of interest at the undergraduate and graduate level, participate in department and school governance activities, and perform related duties as assigned. We expect the candidate to be a fully engaged participant in the life of the Mike Ilitch School of Business. A typical teaching load is 2+2 - teaching students majoring in supply chain management. Support for conference travel and research assistance is available. For further information about the supply chain program see

Requirements for the position include a Ph.D. in Supply Chain Management from an AACSB accredited Program, or a Ph.D. in a related field; evidence of potential to publish in leading academic journals, and strong teaching skills. The ideal candidate would have interest in and experience teaching courses related to purchasing, logistics or production planning and management; and would have interest in, or experience in, the complex manufacturing and health care industries, including the very high tech automotive industry. In addition, an active research portfolio and business experience in these areas is preferred.

About Wayne State University, the Mike Ilitch School of Business, and the Global Supply Chain Management Program

Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. For more information, visit

The AACSB-International accredited Mike Ilitch School of Business prepares students for challenging and rewarding careers, advances the boundaries of scholarly and practitioner knowledge, and enhances the economic vitality of the city of Detroit, the state of Michigan and beyond through its programs, research and community engagement. Established in 1946, the business school was renamed in 2015 in recognition of a $40 million gift from Mike and Marian Ilitch. Thanks to this lead investment, a new state-of-the-art business school building opened in the heart of the District Detroit in 2018. The building is within easy walking distance of the heart of Detroit's vibrant downtown, with easy access to the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Detroit Symphony, numerous museums, and professional football, baseball, basketball and hockey venues. Wayne State is also very close to the high tech, global auto companies headquartered in the Detroit area, with a large number of other world class manufacturer headquarters in the area; and is within two miles of Canadian border crossings to Windsor, Ontario. For more information, visit

The growing Supply Chain Management Major and Program is focused on complex manufacturing and the automotive industry in particular, an industry that is very international and high tech. An additional focus is on health care supply chains given proximity to many hospital systems. The program currently enrolls some 550 undergraduate SCM major students, offers an MBA concentration in Supply Chain Management and one in Health Care SCM with some 140 students in total, has a Masters of Science in Automotive SCM Degree with 25 students, and offers two automotive industry related SCM executive education programs. There are currently 10 full time SCM faculty including 7 tenure track faculty and 3 clinical faculty, with this position providing the 8th tenure track position in SCM. The Program teaches some 22 SCM courses that are regularly offered with often multiple sections of each course. The SCM Program also initiated and the School each year offers five 12 day study abroad programs in China, Brazil, Italy and Poland; oversees an automotive industry funded 24 school global case competition with 5 foreign teams included recently, and is involved in a joint auto industry SCM research program with an automotive industry organization. The Program is ranked in the top 11% of all schools covered in the top 4 journal empirical section of The Supply Chain Project, and is ranked by Gartner Research.

Application Procedures

Applications will be submitted online and will require CV/Resume, Cover Letter, three References, Teaching Evaluations, a Research Statement, and a Teaching Statement. The teaching evaluations, research and teaching statements should all be attached as one pdf document and uploaded in the "Other" link within the online application.

Interested candidates should apply online at (Refer to posting number 045461). Interested candidates should send an email outlining the intent to apply, along with a vita, to Dr. John C. Taylor, Chair, Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management, at Dr. Taylor's additional contact information is: 2771 Woodward Avenue, room 389, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48201; Office Phone: 313-577-4525; Cell Phone: 517-719-0275; Fax: 313-577-5486.

Wayne State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.