University of Connecticut, Operations & Information Management Department

Position ID:UConn-Operations & Information Management Department-2020187 [#14889, 493795]
Position Title: Full Professor and Cizik Chair in Manufacturing and Technology Management
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Management
Operations Management
Appl Deadline: (posted 2019/10/01, listed until 2020/04/01)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed, and no new applications is accepted. ***

The Department of Operations and Information Management (OPIM) in the School of Business at the University of Connecticut invites applications for the Cizik Chair in Manufacturing and Technology Management starting in the Fall of 2020. The successful candidate is expected to be hired at the rank of Full Professor and will be considered for tenure at time of hire. Candidates with research interest in all areas of manufacturing and supply chain management, service operations, technology management, business analytics, information systems, computer security and other related technical areas are encouraged to apply.

The University of Connecticut (UConn) has entered a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut (, the $1B Bioscience Connecticut ( investments, and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence (  As part of these initiatives, we are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for a faculty position in the Department of Operations and Information Management.

The Department of Operations and Information Management, one of five academic departments in the School of Business, offers undergraduate majors in Management Information Systems (MIS), in Management and Engineering for Manufacturing (MEM), and in Business Data Analytics (BDA).  The department also offers the highly ranked MS in Business Analytics and Project Management, is active in delivering the School’s Executive MBA and MBA (full and part-time), and has a strong Ph.D. program.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research and scholarship through high quality research publications in manufacturing and supply chain management, service operations, technology management, business analytics, information systems, computer security and other related technical areas of focus of the department.  In addition to research, the individual will be expected to teach appropriate courses at the undergraduate, masters and Ph.D. levels as well as being active participants in outreach and service activities.  The successful candidate will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their research, teaching, and public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; contribute to the development of pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.


  • Ph.D. or equivalent in Operations, Information Systems, Operations Research or a related field. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.
  • Evidence of publishing in premier journals in the areas of manufacturing and supply chain management, service operations, technology management, business analytics, information systems, computer security and other related technical areas of focus of the department.
  • Evidence of successful graduate level teaching at a university.
  • Evidence of service contributions to the school, university and/or discipline.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • A deep commitment to promoting diversity through their academic and research programs.


  • Evidence of successful teaching at the Ph.D. level.
  • Evidence of mentoring doctoral students and junior faculty.
  • Demonstrated record of scholarly productivity and an active research agenda.
  • Research agenda and teaching experience that complements department needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with departmental colleagues.


This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position with a start date of August 23, 2020.  The compensation package will be commensurate with background, qualifications and experience. The successful candidate’s primary appointment will be at the Storrs campus with the possibility of assignment at other UConn regional campuses or in on-line instruction.


Select “Apply Now” to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit the following and include your last name as well as search #2020187 in the document title for each document submitted:

  • A cover letter specifically addressing your credentials relative to the minimum and preferred qualifications listed above
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.)
  • Research and scholarship statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of graduate students, etc.)
  • Commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.)
  • Samples of research such as working papers, journal articles, or books

Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct three reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf.

Application review is on a rolling basis, but applications fully received by November 15, 2019 will be guaranteed full consideration.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2020187)

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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Further Info:
University of Connecticut
School of Business
OPIM Department
2100 Hillside Road, Unit 1041
Storrs, CT 06269-1041

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