Assistant Professor in Sustainable Operations Management

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The Department of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences has a vacancy for a Assistant Professor (1 fte) in Sustainable Operations Management. This vacancy is part of the Irne Curie Fellowship, and is only open for female candidates in the first six months of recruitment.

Operations Planning, Accounting & Control group

The open position is at the Operations Planning, Accounting & Control group. OPAC currently consists of 4 full professors, 4 associate professors, 15 assistant professors, 8 postdoctoral fellows, and 20 PhD students. The faculty teaches and conducts research in the area of operations planning and control in manufacturing, services, logistics and supply chains. Research is generally quantitative in nature, while many of the researchers also engage in empirical research. The OPAC group is responsible within the university for all teaching in the areas of operations management, transportation, manufacturing operations, reliability and maintenance, and accounting and finance, both at undergraduate and graduate level.

The OPAC group has an extensive industrial network, which gives direct access to challenging operations management problems, new technologies, and empirical data. This network is furthermore leveraged to acquire PhD funding and personal grants that enable to scale up research efforts.

Description of the position

Disciplinary focus The process of making a supply chain "truly sustainable" can never have a well-defined endpoint. Instead, a more sustainable supply chain is one that is better at identifying current and future environmental and social impacts, and finding ways to mitigate those. For a firm to thrive, it is increasingly imperative that it be aware of economic, environmental and social dimensions of the entire supply chain it belongs to, and that it proactively manages those. Furthermore, as firms become progressively more tightly coupled in global supply chains, risks and opportunities associated with activities upstream or downstream will increasingly impinge upon their own wellbeing. The widespread concern over global warming puts pressure on companies to reduce carbon emissions and become green. The external pressure on the companies is basically three-fold: customers, regulations, and environmental groups. It is imminent that the global pressure will keep increasing and that sustainability will, and should, increasingly drive supply chain management decisions. While sustainability is generally seen as a costly effort, evidence shows that those companies who focus on sustainability generally perform better in the stock market than the industry average. Although the scientific understanding of many aspects of sustainability is advancing faster than ever before, there is a big gap in research that addresses the operational aspects of supply chain management integrating the economic, environmental and social dimensions. The tenure track assistant professor that is appointed is expected to take steps towards filling this gap.

We strongly encourage women to apply for this position as TU/e aims for gender-balance.


The selected assistant professor performs active research on Operations Management, collaborates with current faculty and postdocs, takes part in and acquire funded research projects, and publishes on his/her research in academic journals. Teaching

The selected assistant professor teaches 2-3 courses per year in the undergraduate, master, and/or PhD programs, and supervises BSc and MSc students on their thesis work. Information

More information about the OPAC group can be found at the OPAC website. More information about this position should be addressed to: Dr. Tarkan Tan, phone +31 40 2473950, e-mail: . Information about terms of employment can be obtained from , HR Advisor ( ). Further information about Eindhoven University of Technology can be found at

Under European jurisdiction it is lawful to specifically recruit underrepresented groups. If no female candidate is found in the first six months of recruitment, this vacancy will be re-opened as a generic vacancy.


If you are interested, we invite you to apply as soon as possible. Selection will begin immediately and continue until the positions have been filled.

Note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

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