Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Supply Chain Management at University of Canterbury, New Zealand

March 15, 2024

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Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School

Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury

Located in Ōtautahi | Christchurch, Aotearoa | New Zealand 

  • Full-time 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • Continuing (permanent) position 

Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa rā!
He hiahia, he pūkenga nōu ki te mahi a te Pūkenga / Pūkenga Matua / Ahorangi Tuarua? Nāia te pōwhiri nā Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha kia tono mai i te tūranga nei.

Āu Mahi | What You Will Do

We invite applications for a permanent position at the rank of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Supply Chain Management. We are seeking to appoint an outstanding scholar to contribute to the development of our growing Operations and Supply Chain Management group. The group has a strong focus on supply chain sustainability to support the University’s strategic mission of ‘engaging, empowering and making a difference’. Applicants conducting empirical research across any functional domain within the operations and supply chain field will be considered.

Mōu | Who You Are

Applicants should have Ph.D. in a subject relevant to the position (applicants close to finalising their Ph.D. will also be considered). Applicants should demonstrate a strong record of empirically based publications in internationally recognised high-quality academic journals, some experience in the supervision of thesis students (commensurate with the academic rank being applied for) and have good teaching skills. Some experience in academic leadership and in securing research grants is desirable (again, commensurate with rank). Applicants should have experience and/or be willing to teach introductory and advanced courses in supply chain management at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Candidates with teaching and research experience in supply chain analytics, logistics/distribution, procurement, or operations management will be favourably considered for the position.

You will be comfortable in working situations that require adaptability as we transform our teaching via judicious use of digital technology, and have an open-minded viewpoint that respects biculturalism, diversity, and inclusion. 

Mahi Ngātahi | Who You Will Work With

Nau mai, haere mai. The Department of Management, Marketing and Tourism (MMT) is one of the leading business departments within New Zealand and one of three constituent departments/units in the UC Business School. The School is triple-crown accredited by AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. We provide a collegial environment, and academic staff have access to generous internal research funding, sabbatical leave, and the world-renowned Erskine fellowship programme.  

For more information about the MMT team, please visit us here. More information on the current OSCM staff can be found at OSCM Contacts.

Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School is committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi | The Treaty of Waitangi and upholding the partnership aspirations at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha as guided by mana whenua, Ngāi Tūāhuriri and Ngāi Tahu. This includes increasing Māori staffing and bicultural capacity within Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School. We are committed to supporting Equity and Diversity. We value inclusivity and diversity at the University of Canterbury and work toward goals of Tangata Tū, Tangata Ora and Te Rautaki Māori

Ngā Painga o UC | Why UC

Tangata Tū, Tangata Ora -– Engaged, Empowered, Making a Difference.  

Ngā Uara | Our Values of manaakitanga, whanaungatanga and tiakitanga guide our decisions and behaviour and provide a roadmap for how we do things at UC, affirming our commitment’’ to pastoral care and support for our ākonga and staff. They challenge and inspire us to be the best we can, and make UC a great place to work and study. For more info on Ngā Uara | Our Values visit us here.

The Canterbury region, where UC’s Business School is located, is rapidly transforming its economic base to meet the future needs of businesses and customers. New Zealand Trade & Enterprise has described Canterbury as an incubator for those with big aspirations.

What we offer

The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • Relocation support
  • Widely accessible sabbatical provision
  • A unique bequest funded endowment (Erskine fund) that supports an extensive visiting Fellowship programme https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/engage/erskine/eligibility/]
  • Generous annual leave provisions
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Supportive working environment
  • Professional development and study opportunities
  • Living in revitalised Ōtautahi | Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand
  • A unique working environment in a beautiful campus with access to UC’s facilities

For more information on our Benefits, please visit https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus/benefits/

This role sits within the Academic Staff, Associated Staff and Academic Support Staff Collective Agreement and the following salary scale applies:  

Lecturer $89,645 – $108,144 p.a., Senior Lecturer $113,826 – $142,591 p.a., Associate Professor $148,098 – $159,640 p.a. 

The closing date for this position is: 22nd April 2024 (midnight NZ time)

Please note, applications will be reviewed after the close date.

Pēhea te tono mai | How You Apply

Applications for this position must be submitted on our careers website and should include the following:

  • A’cover letter’ which includes a 2-3 page statement outlining your research interests and goals and teaching philosophy (combined)
  • A ’Curriculum Vitae’ which includes a list of relevant research publications
  • Evidence of teaching and research effectiveness. 

We do not accept applications by email, however, we are happy to answer any queries at WorkatUC@canterbury.ac.nz 

For further information specifically about the role, please contact: Professor Pavel Castka – pavel.castka@canterbury.ac.nz

For overseas applicants, please visit Immigration New Zealand website, to review the latest visa requirements for visiting and working in New Zealand. 





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