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Assistant / Associate Professor in Sustainable Supply Chain Management

Applications are invited for a position in Sustainable Supply Chain Management at the Centre for Sustainable Supply Chain Engineering, Department of Technology and Innovation, University of Southern Denmark in Odense. The position is available from August 1, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The applicant should have proven research record and experience in one or more of the following fields and be able to contribute to the development of the centre’s research areas.

  • Sustainable / green supply chain, sustainable / green manufacturing
  • Smart factory / Industry 4.0 environment focusing on sustainable supply chain
  • Linking Industry 4.0 and circular economy with supply chain focus
  • Resource and energy efficient supply chain / manufacturing
  • Sustainable service supply chain management
  • Sustainable operations management
  • Corporate sustainability, sustainable consumption and production 

The position involves participation in teaching activities, including teaching courses and supervising student projects in the B. Eng. programme in Global Management and Manufacturing, B. Eng. programme in Production Engineering and in the M.Sc. Eng. Programme in Operations Management. Also, the candidate will be involved in various teaching and research related activities.

Assistant professorship
The assistant professorship is a 3-year temporary position and requires completion of the Danish University Teaching Education certificate as part of the position.

Associate professorship
The associate professorship is a permanent position with obligation to research and teaching. Applicants for the associate professorship are required to possess research qualifications at level equivalent to what is achieved by a satisfactorily completed period of employment as assistant professor. Also, applicants are required to have received supervision and pedagogical upgrading and to have obtained a positive assessment of his or her teaching qualifications.

Requirements and qualifications
Candidates must have:

  • A PhD degree in Operations and Supply Chain Management  with the green / sustainability focus 
  • Documented experience with research dissemination in international scientific journals and conferences
  • Significant experience in fund raising and playing an active role in securing research funding to support  the research activities of the centre
  • Extensive experience with industrial collaboration 
  • Participation in Danish courses for non-Danish speaking applicants is expected for permanent positions
  • Self-motivation and the ability to work independently
  • Good communication skills in English

The successful candidate must have a proven capability and experience with participation in larger research projects, involving national and international partners within the research field. Further, the candidate is expected to collaborate with existing faculty groups on joined national and international research projects and to participate in attracting external research Funding.

Further information is available by contacting the Head of Centre, Professor, PhD, Kannan Govindan, tel. +45 6550 3188, kgov@iti.sdu.dk.

Application, salary, etc.

Applications will be assessed by an expert committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the Faculty.

As part of the overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, an interview may be applied.

Appointment to this position may also include teaching obligations in regard to related degree programmes.

Please indicate whether your application should be assessed for the assistant or the associate professor level.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations), Cirkulære om overenskomst for Akademikere i staten 2013

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link below. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. All pdf-files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected.
In case you have more than one file per field you need to combine the pdf-files into a single file, as each field handles only one file. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. The Faculty expects applicants to read the information “How to apply” before applying. Please read guidelines for applicants.

An application must include:

  • Application
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • Certificates/Diplomas (Master's degree certificate and PhD degree)
  • Teaching portfolio, which details the candidate's prior teaching experience, teaching skills and teaching philosophy. See more here: static.sdu.dk/mediafiles/Files/Om_SDU/Fakulteterne/Teknik/Administrative_dokumenter/UVP09_UK.pdf
  • Research portfolio, which details the candidate's ideas and plans for her/his future research work which demonstrates a willingness to aim for the most recognized academic outlets internationally
  • Complete list of publications, indicating which publications are most relevant for the position
  • Up to 10 of the most relevant publications. Please upload a pdf for each publication, if the publication has been co-authored, co-author statements must be a part of this pdf
  • Research and publication plan for the next 3 years
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Documentation of other qualifications with relevance to the position
  • Contact information for up to three referees and any letters of reference

All enclosures must be numbered and marked with the applicant’s name.
The University encourages all interested persons to apply, regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background.
 The application must be in English.


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