Fisher College of Business, Marketing & Logistics


Supply Chain Risk and Resilience


Assistant, Associate or Full Professor

Discovery Themes Focus Areas

Food and AgriCultural Transformation


The Department of Marketing and Logistics in the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University seek a scholar with emerging or established international reputation in the area of Supply Chain Risk and Resilience. This is a tenure-track position with open rank.

This position is partially funded by Ohio State's Discovery Themes Initiative, a significant investment that leverages the university’s expansive scholarly resources, creativity and shared commitment to make a global impact. As such, candidates will be expected to perform cross-disciplinary research and activities and provide intellectual leadership to the University’s Discovery Theme Initiatives, specifically the Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation (InFACT). The successful candidate will be among the first hires in these highly collaborative interdisciplinary teams.  

The appointee will be expected to provide thought leadership and conduct innovative research on food supply chain risk and resilience. Experience and past research in this area focused on the food industry will be particularly attractive but is not required. If the candidate's current research is not in the area of food, however, they will be expected to refocus on food supply chains in collaboration with faculty associated with the InFACT Discovery Theme. Enterprise resilience is the capacity to survive, adapt, and flourish in the face of unforeseen disruptions and risks, including infrastructure failures, natural hazards, material shortages, economic fluctuations, and political conflicts. A risk and resilience perspective requires consideration of the entire human food chain, from sustainable production, processing, and manufacturing through distribution, consumption, waste management and recycling.

Candidates will be expected to publish in top management journals and teach in the Fisher College of Business's undergraduate, MBA, and/or Ph.D. programs.


Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in logistics, supply chain, operations management, or a related field prior to the employment start date. Evidence of productivity and excellence in research, teaching and public engagement is required. All applicants are expected to maintain strong research programs, to participate in high impact public engagement efforts, and to contribute to both graduate and undergraduate supervision and instruction. Preferred qualifications include evidence of involvement in successful interdisciplinary research teams and experience mentoring members of underrepresented groups.


Application Instructions

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but those received before November 1, 2016 will receive priority consideration. Initial interviews will be conducted at the CSCMP Conference in Orlando or via phone/Skype. Complete applications include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and three letters of recommendation. Please submit application materials to


Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF ADVANCE Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.