Supply Chain Risk and Resilience

Senior Assistant, Associate or Full Professor

Fisher College of Business, Marketing and Logistics

Focus Area
Food and Agricultural Transformation


The Department of Marketing and Logistics in the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University seeks a scholar with emerging or established international reputation in the area of Supply Chain Risk and Resilience. This is a tenure-track position at a Senior Assistant, Associate or Full, Associate level.

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 engage in interdisciplinary research and activities and provide intellectual leadership to the University's Discovery Theme Initiatives, specifically the Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation.

The appointee will be expected to provide thought leadership and conduct innovative research on food supply chain risk and resilience. 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, and waste management and recycling.

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 develop a stream of research on food supply chains in collaboration with faculty associated with Food and Agricultural Transformation as part of their research portfolio. Considering the cross-disciplinary requirements of the position, preferred candidates at the Assistant rank would have prior post-Ph.D. academic experience. Among the unique resources available to the successful candidate is access to the expertise of top scholars from across the University and widespread extramural partnerships focused on the challenge of food security, from local to global scales.

Candidates will be expected to publish in top management journals, with emphasis on those in the logistics and supply chain management domain, and teach in the Fisher College of Business's undergraduate, MBA, and/or Ph.D. programs.


Applicants must have earned a PhD in logistics, supply chain, operations management, or a related field prior to the employment start date, with prior academic experience strongly preferred. 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.

Additional inquiries may be directed to search co-chair, Michael Knemeyer at

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