Tenure Track in Industrial Management, especially Supply Chain Management

Teacher and Scientist

April 1, 2017

Job description

We invite applications for one (1) tenure track position in the area of Industrial Management, especially Supply Chain Management. 

We are broadly interested in candidates that can complement our present expertise and activities in the research unit. A successful candidate’s expertise is based on solid research that is related to operations and supply chain management. The position can be tailored according to the specific expertise of the candidate. The candidate’s research interests can take several different perspectives on supply chain management, such as: 

  • ‍sustainable operations and supply chains
  • ‍purchasing and supply management
  • ‍digitalization in supply chains 
  • ‍closed loop supply chains and circular economy
  • ‍humanitarian supply chains

he successful candidate is expected to: 

  • pursue and supervise scientific research in the field 
  • lead, conduct and develop education in industrial management, especially in operations management, supply chain management or purchasing and supply management 
  • acquire external funding 
  • interact with society 
  • commit to the strategy of TUT

The position will be filled at the level of Assistant Professor (2nd term) or Associate Professor. 
For more information on TUT's tenure track career system, please refer to www.tut.fi/openpositions – Tenure track. 


All candidates considered for a tenure track position are expected to: ‍

  • hold an applicable doctoral degree 
  • ‍demonstrate the capacity for independent scholarly activity 
  • ‍possess the teaching skills required for the successful performance of their duties and 
  • have the ability to co-operate in a multidisciplinary university environment and with industry. 

We appreciate a strong publication track record and experience in acquiring research funding, experience in thesis supervision, and collaboration activities in research networks. For more information on the criteria for each level of TUT’s tenure track, please refer to www.tut.fi/openpositions – Tenure track. 

We offer

‍TUT has ambitious and challenging goals in effective, high-quality research, education and social influence. We offer an active research community with a good team spirit, intense cooperation with industry, business and students, and opportunities for growth and advancement in academia. Our international cooperation is active and recognized, both in research and education. 

For the successful candidate TUT offers possibilities and support for professional development such as language courses, pedagogical training, management training and other professional training. 

TUT offers also a wide range of other staff benefits, such as occupational health care, flexible working hours, excellent campus sports facilities, and several campus restaurants and cafés with staff discounts. Since 2014, TUT has held the European Commission HR Excellence in Research recognition. 

For more information, please visit: (http://www.tut.fi/en/about-tut/careers-at-tut/index.htm) (http://www.tut.fi/en/about-tut/quality-assurance/hr-excellence-in-research) 

Tampere is counted among the major academic hubs in the Nordic countries and offers a dynamic living environment. Tampere region is one of the most rapidly growing urban areas in Finland and home to a vibrant knowledge-intensive entrepreneurial community. The city is an industrial powerhouse that enjoys a rich cultural scene and a reputation as a centre of Finland’s information society. (http://visittampere.fi) 


The salary will be based on both the job demands and the employee's personal performance in accordance with the Finnish University Salary System (YPJ). 

The advertised position is typically placed on the job demand level 6 (Assistant Professor 2nd term) or level 7 (Associate Professor). In addition, the employees receive performance-based salary and they are covered by TUT’s bonus system. 


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University of Twente is a university located in Enschede, Netherlands and partner of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU).

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