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  • Assistant Professor, Supply Chain Management and Business Analytics - Department of Operations Management and Information Systems - College of Business (6564)
    Oper Mgmt & Info Sys
    Northern Illinois University

    The Department of Operations Management & Information Systems (OMIS) within the College of Business at Northern Illinois University invites applicants interested in contributing to a caring, committed, and collaborative professional environment that focuses on promoting excellence and engagement in teaching and learning, research and scholarship, and outreach and service. An anticipated Assistant Professor tenure-track position beginning in Fall 2023 and carrying a 15-hour annual teaching load of supply chain management or data analytics courses at the Bachelor and/or Master level presents a rewarding professional opportunity for a highly qualified, enthusiastic, and motivated individual to join this well-established and highly recognized department as it continues to grow and further enhance its regional, national, and international reputation. The OM&IS Department in addition to its successful undergraduate program has two successful Master level programs: M.S. in Management Information Systems and an online M.S. in Data Analytics.

    With approximately 16,000 students, Northern Illinois University (NIU) is one of the largest public universities in the state of Illinois.
     NIU strives to improve outcomes for all students by identifying and removing barriers that disproportionately hinder the academic achievement and student experience of historically and currently underserved populations. Ranked in Business Week’s Top 100 Undergraduate Programs and by Crain’s Chicago Business as having one of Chicago’s Best MBA Programs, the AACSB-accredited College of Business provides a highly engaged learning experience for approximately 2,000 undergraduates and 900 graduate students and is deeply committed to building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all of our students, staff, and faculty. NIU’s geographical reach extends beyond its main DeKalb campus (65 miles west of downtown Chicago, 60 miles from the O’Hare International Airport, and 40 miles west of Naperville – a booming community with one of the best school systems in the nation) to satellite campuses in Naperville, Chicago and abroad as well as to students online.

    Position Summary
    The Assistant Professor will be responsible for carrying a 15-hour annual teaching load of supply chain management or data analytics courses at the bachelor and/or Master level.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provide excellent teaching to undergraduate and/or graduate students

    • Productively engaging in scholarly activities

    • Contributes to committee service within the department, college, and university

    • Participates in student mentorship, research, recruitment and retention initiatives

    • Establishes partnerships with professional organizations within both the Illinois region and nationwide

    Minimum Required Qualifications

    • Ph.D. in Supply Chain Management, Information Systems, Data Analytics, or closely related field from an accredited institution. Candidates with non-finance degrees must have demonstrated competence in areas at the intersection of finance and technology.

        • Applicants who are dissertation candidates (i.e. ABD) in one of the aforementioned fields will be considered, but hire will be contingent upon doctorate degree completion by the position’s start date.


    Additional Requirements

    Preferred Qualifications

      • Strong written and oral communication skills as well as the knowledge and desire to teach in areas that complement both the Department’s current and expected future programs and existing faculty members’ expertise.



    • Proven or potential excellence in teaching supply chain management, data analytics, data visualization, artificial intelligence, blockchain, machine learning, and programming.


    • Contribute to promoting a collegial environment in which faculty and staff support each other and their students.


    • Embraces NIU’s mission of providing opportunities to a diverse student body by providing them with access to high quality education and hands-on involvement in research and community engagement.


    • Demonstrated successful prior experience teaching in the position’s area of focus


    • Relevant professional work experience in supply chain management or related areas

    • A productive high-quality research agenda, a record of professional service, and evidence of student-focused activities


    • Faculty who want to make NIU their long-term home.

    Physical Demands Summary

    • Teach, research, and service in DeKalb, Naperville, Schaumburg, and Chicago campuses


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