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Professor in Operations Management

University of Southampton - Decision Analytics and Risk

Location: Southampton
Salary: Competitive, salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience (Level 7)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 24th January 2023
Closes: 19th February 2023
Job Ref: 2144123TR
 

Southampton Business School (SBS) is placed at the centre of the University of Southampton, a top 100 University in the world, ranked 78th (QS), and a founding member of the UK Russell Group Universities. SBS academics conduct cutting edge research and publish consistently in world-class journals. Research activity within SBS is coordinated through ten multidisciplinary research centres. Ranked in the top quartile of the research-intensive business schools in the UK, SBS has an ambitious growth plan, which includes investments in people and relocation to a state of art business building.

About the Department of Decision Analytics and Risk

The Department of Decision Analytics and Risk is a leading authority in operations, behavioural operations, management science, risk, and analytics, realised and delivered through research, education, and enterprise. Our strengths have been recognised by QS being in the Top 50 Universities in terms of Operational Research and Statistics in the world and top 10 in the UK.

The Department’s vision is to be a thought leader in innovations that have significant impact on organisations and society in these areas. We are committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, highly interdisciplinary, collegial, and determined to apply our research, with the global aim of making our society more sustainable. The Department consists of over 40 members with a successful track in research funding and enterprise engagement, publications in top international journals and active scholarship. We aim to develop business leaders and analysts with the competence and character to make a real difference to the society and to be active citizens in our community.

About you

As Professor you’ll play a central role in leading the research agenda in Operations Management. You will bring to the role a strong professional reputation, including a sustained record of world leading research and thought leadership, through sustained publication records in world leading international academic journals. You’ll have experience in leading major funding bids, setting up and managing the resources needed to deliver the research plan. You’ll act as a leader and ambassador for us across management, knowledge exchange/ enterprise or other engagement activities.

You’ll be an experienced educator with proven track record of high-quality teaching, able to lead in the development of education policy and practice and able to design and develop courses and programmes at all levels. You will be an experienced researcher able to supervise doctoral students (PhD and DBA programmes).

You’ll have a strong research vision and leadership skills. Your leadership skills will be evident, whether through your research, education or having held a leadership role. You’ll have proved your ability to innovate and engage to inspire students and colleagues alike, helping to build a strong academic community.

You’ll be a leading role in the implementation of the School and department’s strategy. We expect you to make strong leadership contributions towards the implementation of the University of Southampton Triple Helix approach (https://www.southampton.ac.uk/about/strategy/triple-helix). You’re expected to lead others in the implementation of this strategy.

The successful candidate will play a role in the leadership of the Operations Projects Purchasing & Supply (OPPS) group within the department. OPPS strength is its focus on sustainability, operations, supply chain and project management using a combination of qualitative and quantitative approaches.

For an informal discussion, please contact Professor Mario Brito, email: M.P.Brito@soton.ac.uk

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