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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Supply Chain Management
University of Canterbury

Date Posted Sep. 28, 2018
Title Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Supply Chain Management
University University of Canterbury
Christchurch, New Zealand
Department Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Application Deadline Nov. 5, 2018
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Senior Lecturer
    Associate Professor
  • Logistics/Supply Chain Management
    Business - General
    Production/Operations Management
    Management Information Systems - All

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Supply Chain Management

Pūkenga / Pūkenga Matua / Ahorangi Tuarua i te Whakahaere Tukanga

Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship
UC Business School | Te Kura Umanga
College of Business and Law | Te Rāngai Umanga me te Ture
Ōtautahi Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand

Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa rā!
He hiahia, he pūkenga nōhou ki te whakahaere tukanga? He pōwhiri atu tēnei nā Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha kia tono mai te hunga i te tūranga Pūkenga, Pūkenga Matua, Ahorangi Tuarua rānei i raro i te kaupapa o Kia Tōpū.

  • Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • Continuing (i.e. permanent) position

What you will do

The UC Business School invites applications for the continuing/tenured position of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Supply Chain Management within UC’s Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship department. We are seeking to appoint an outstanding individual to contribute to the development of our rapidly growing Operations and Supply Chain Management major and lead the development of new courses in one or more areas of smart logistics and distribution, supply chain transparency (e.g. provenance and traceability); sustainable operations and secure processing and distribution of healthy foods as part of the Kia Tōpū programme at UC.

Who you are

Applicants should have a strong record of publications in internationally recognised high-quality academic journals and some experience in the supervision of thesis students (commensurate with the academic rank being applied for); experience in academic leadership; and have good teaching skills. Experience in securing research grants is desirable. Applicants should have experience and/or be willing to teach basic and advanced courses in the supply chain management area. Candidates with industry and/or teaching experience in supply chain management in agribusiness and food would be strongly considered for the position.

The successful appointee will display the following attributes:

  • PhD in a subject relevant to the position. Applicants close to finalizing their PhD will be also considered
  • Record of high research productivity, or clear potential thereof
  • Ability to teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses in operations and supply chain management
  • Strong interpersonal communication and communication skills, people leadership and capability building skills
  • Experience in connecting with industry and other stakeholders
  • Active commitment to continuing personal professional development including bicultural professional development and applying learnings in everyday practices. An active commitment to upholding the values, tikanga, kawa and traditions as guided by Ngāi Tūāhuriri, the mana whenua
  • Ability in te reo Māori me ōna tikanga would be an advantage

Who you will work with

This role is located in the Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship (MME). MME is one of the leading business departments within New Zealand. In the 2012 Performance-Based Research Funding rankings, the Department was ranked first in Marketing and Tourism, and second in Management (which includes the areas of Management, Human Resources, Industrial Relations, International Business, and Other Business). MME provides a vibrant and collegial environment, internal research funding and sabbatical leave, and since 2014, has been located in a newly refurbished building in the heart of the Ilam campus.

Why UC | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha

The University of Canterbury is committed to promoting a world-class learning environment through research and teaching excellence, and has a vision statement of "Tangata tū, tangata ora: people prepared to make a difference". You will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a diverse academic community and enrich your own professional and personal development.

New Zealand Trade & Enterprise has described Waitaha Canterbury as an incubator for those with big aspirations. With its picture-perfect scenery, numerous parks, outdoor recreational activities, and first-rate health and educational facilities, the Waitaha Canterbury region offers unmatched quality of life.

For information about the range of fantastic benefits that UC offers including flexible work practices, study opportunities and generous superannuation and leave provisions, please visit us:

The closing date for this position is Monday, 5 November 2018 (midnight NZ Time).

How you apply

Applications for this position are submitted online and should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae which includes a list of relevant research publications and a two to three page statement outlining the research interests and goals. Please ensure your application is uploaded as a single pdf file and that the file name is your surname only. Please note we do not accept applications by email.

For further information, specifically about the role only, please contact Professor Pavel Castka,

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please forward these to Recruitment Coordinator, Lorna Grubb,

  • The University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligation under Te Tiriti o Waitangi | Treaty of Waitangi.

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