Faculty Openings Decision and Information Sciences


Faculty Position - All Ranks - Supply Chain Management (SCM) – Two (2) Positions - Tenured or Tenure-Track


The Department of Decision and Information Sciences (DISC) within the C. T. Bauer College of Business is seeking qualified applicants for one or more faculty positions in the Supply Chain Management (SCM) area with a start date of September 2014.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in SCM or a closely related discipline, and a demonstrated capability for research excellence and high quality teaching. The search is open to rank, however, the preferred starting ranks are at the Associate Professor and Professor levels. Candidates with exceptional credentials will be considered for an endowed position. The selected candidate will be expected to (a) publish in top-tier and highly respected journals, (b) contribute to the mentoring and development of Ph.D. students and (c) teach graduate and undergraduate courses in SCM. The College offers generous research support and an attractive annual teaching load.

About the University of Houston:

The University of Houston is a major urban university, committed to academic excellence, and located on a 550 acre campus three miles from downtown Houston. With an enrollment of 36,000 students representing more than 130 nations, the University of Houston is one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country.

About the Department and the C.T. Bauer College of Business:

The C. T. Bauer College of Business is AACSB accredited with its 4600 undergraduate and 1200 graduate students pursuing BBA, MBA, Executive MBA, MS and Ph.D. Business Week ranks the C.T. Bauer College of Business among the top forty public business schools in the country.

The DISC department is composed of information systems, operations/supply chain management, statistics, and operations research faculty members with doctorates from many of the country's leading universities. Several DISC faculty members hold endowed positions, senior editorial responsibilities with leading research journals, and significant leadership positions in professional societies. There are approximately 600 students majoring in SCM at the undergraduate level making the program one of the largest in the nation. In additiona, there is an SCM Concentration in the MBA program and an active SCM PhD program. The department also hosts the Bauer SCM Center consisting of high profile SCM Executives, which support the department's educational and research initiatives.

About Houston:

According to leading business magazines like Kiplinger's, Business Week, and Forbes, Houston is the Best Place to Live, Work and Play; the Best U.S. City to Earn a Living; the Best City to Buy a Home, and the Best City for Recent College Graduates. The low cost of living enables a high quality of life, where one can have suburban living in the heart of a great metropolis. Houston is also The Energy Capital of the World, second only to New York City in the number of Fortune 500 company headquarters, a major healthcare center, and home of the largest US port in total foreign trade and imports. Of the world's 100 largest non-U.S. based corporations, more than half have operations in Houston.

The vibrant Houston business community provides Bauer College of Business faculty members with exceptional opportunities for conducting collaborative industry research.

Application Procedures:

To ensure full consideration, applicants should send a current curriculum vita, contact information and at least three references to discrecruit@bauer.uh.edu by December 10, 2013.

Letters of reference and copies of publications are not desired at this time.

Application review will begin on October 15, 2013 and continue until the positions are filled.

Faculty representative(s) will attend the Decision Science Institute Annual Meeting in Baltimore, November, December 2013.


Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action:

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.