The Department of Marketing at the Hanken School of Economics invites applications for:
ASSISTANT or ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (tenure track) in Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility, esp. Humanitarian Logistics, starting as soon as possible
In this position, you will be welcomed as part of the Subject of Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility in the Department of Marketing, as well as the Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Research Institute (HUMLOG Institute), at the Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki, Finland.
Joining our faculty, you will benefit from and contribute to a thriving scientific environment at a triple crown-accredited university business school (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA accreditations), becoming part of a group of highly active researchers with high productivity in publishing, numerous global projects, and a strong international profile.
The location of the position is in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. Helsinki has been regarded as one of the most livable cities in the world (http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2016/08/daily-chart-14 ; https://monocle.com/film/affairs/most-liveable-city-helsinki/ ). Finland, as a country, is ranked as the best-governed country in the world (http://www.prosperity.com/rankings ), as well as the happiest country in the world according to United Nations 2018 World Happiness report (http://worldhappiness.report/ed/2018/) – due to, inter alia, high level of equality and safety; free, high-quality education at both primary, secondary, and university levels; affordable healthcare and childcare; and competitiveness and innovativeness of the business sector.
The focus of the position
We are interested in recruiting a humanitarian logistics and supply chain management scholar of high international standard and potential. This tenure track position is part of a cross-disciplinary initiative at the Hanken School of Economics, between humanitarian logistics, on one hand, and finance on the other. To support this, the ideal candidate will have experience with both quantitative and qualitative research methods in humanitarian logistics. In substantive terms, the ideal candidate’s areas of expertise may include (but are not limited to) some of the following: quantitative risk management, supply chain finance, or supply chain costing, as applied to humanitarian logistics.
Tenure track at Hanken
Launched in 2017, the tenure track has transparent internationally competitive standards that allow Hanken to recruit rising scholars. The tenure track is open to all qualified individuals who have excellent potential for a scientific career. Individuals placed on the Hanken tenure track have the possibility to advance in their career through regular performance assessments, which take into account their merits in all areas of their scope of duty.
An Assistant Professor (tenure track) position is a fixed term employment of 5 years, after which advancement to the tenured Associate Professor level is possible upon fulfilling the university’s career advancement criteria. An Associate Professor is a tenured position; here advancement to Full Professor is possible after 4-5 years upon fulfilling the university’s criteria. Both these levels are research-focused, with approximately 40% of research, 40% of teaching, and 20% of service/administration workload.
As a tenured Associate Professor (compared with an Assistant Professor), you are expected to assume broader responsibilities as well as provide team leadership and strategic vision in the above task areas. As an additional task in an Associate Professor position, you will also be responsible for obtaining funding for and managing research projects, as well as contributing to PhD education as well.
The eligibility criteria for the Assistant Professor position are
• A PhD degree within supply chain management, or a related subject,
• A demonstrated fit between the candidate’s profile and the focus of the position
• Demonstrated research activity, including publications in scientific journals,
• High-quality plans and high potential for future academic research projects and publications (incl. publications in preparation and “pipeline”),
• International experience during or after PhD studies,
• Teaching experience in logistics and supply chain management, and
• Fluent command of English (including ability and willingness to provide university-level teaching in English).
Additional eligibility criteria for the Associate Professor level are
• Solid publication rate in recent years, in high-quality journals relevant to the focus of the position
• Track record of developing and teaching courses (BSc and MSc levels) in humanitarian logistics and supply chain management,
• Track record of applying for research funding
• Experience of participating in university administrative/service duties.
The following further qualifications are considered as merits when evaluating applicants for both levels:
1. Publications in high-quality journals ,
2. Research articles planned and in the “pipeline” of high-quality journals (e.g., journals listed in the previous bullet point)
3. High demonstrated fit between the candidate’s profile and the focus of the position,
4. Demonstrated skills of applying both qualitative and quantitative research methods,
5. Pedagogical training, and experience of doctoral thesis (co-)supervision,
6. Varied teaching and supervision experience in logistics and SCM on various levels,
7. Experience (years) of holding a position of the applied-for level at another university, and
8. Language skills (especially, potential skills in Swedish),
Swedish language skills are not mandatory but considered a merit, and the recruited candidate will be expected to later learn the basics of the Swedish language. Given the researcher focus of the tenure track, strong merits related to merits 1–4 above are prioritised in evaluating and ranking applicants. Importantly, for merit 3, the applicant should carefully him/herself pinpoint and describe his/her fit in the application documents.
The annual working time of teaching and research staff at the Department is 1624 hours. The location of the position is in Helsinki and you will be expected to be present at the office a minimum of 3 days a week, on average, in order to actively contribute to the research and teaching environment.
The salary is based on the Finnish university salary system (incl. employee healthcare, pension and holiday contributions); the precise salary level depends on the recruited individual’s qualifications and merits. Hanken also has a reward system for publications in top journals, as well as teaching awards for outstanding contributions to Hanken’s education.
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in person or through videoconferencing. Selected candidates will be invited for a campus visit and teaching demonstration at Hanken in Helsinki.
For more information
Enquiries may be directed to Professor Gyöngyi Kovács, Tel. +358 40 3521 241, e-mail email@example.com or Head of Department (marketing) Professor Jaakko Aspara, Tel. +358 40 352 1532, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications should be submitted online with the following attachments:
• Cover letter – (a) indicating the level (Assistant or Associate Professor) you are applying for, (b) briefly outlining how you fulfil the eligibility criteria and merits, and (c) especially describing your fit with the focus of the position.
• Curriculum vitae (i.e., standard academic CV, also including evidence of similar positions held at other universities, international experience, and funding obtained for research projects)
• List of publications (with the most significant ones for the position highlighted, with a note indicating to the applicant’s contribution to these)
• Teaching portfolio (i.e. description of experience and philosophies of teaching and curriculum development; including student feedback; pedagogical courses taken, and evidence of teaching and supervision in logistics and supply chain management, noting the role of the applicant in various courses)
• Research proposal describing the applicant’s current and planned research, publications in the pipeline, and funding sought for, for various projects
• Names and contact addresses of four references
• Samples of research (up to 5 selected publications/articles for Assistant Professor; up to 10 for Associate Professor)
• Relevant certificates (degree certificates, language certificates)
An application missing any of the above attachments will not be considered further. Please submit all application materials in English. The application deadline is 31.7.2018. To apply please click on the below link to complete your application.
Hanken reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period, and/or to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.