Assistant Professor Position in Resilient Supply Chains

Applications are invited for a professor position in accounting to join Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands. Applications will be evaluated immediately.

This position is embedded in the 'Designing Systems for Informed Resilience Engineering' (DeSIRE) program, an extensive capacity building program, set-up by the 4TU Centre Resilience Engineering . Within this program of the 4 technical universities of the Netherlands, 16 new tenure track positions have been created at 13 faculties across the 4TU. This ambitious 4TU umbrella program on resilience aims to conduct excellent research of societal value and set-up and contribute to educational programs in the emerging field of Resilience Engineering.

Your team

You will be working in a team of top scientists within 4TU, benefiting from the opportunity to work on concrete resilience challenges within our broad network of partners in policy and practice. We foster interdisciplinary collaboration between the 16 tenure trackers, associated scientific staff and public and private partners. All 16 Tenure Trackers will be actively involved in the scientific, educational and valorization activities of the DeSIRE program and the 4TU-Centre Resilience Engineering. It offers prospective candidates excellent opportunities to extend their networks with academic and societal partners. Research area

For the position on Resilient Supply Chains, the focus is on disruptions in supply chains for e.g. food, medicines, and electronic equipment. Both natural and manmade disruptions are increasing in frequency and severity, sometimes resulting in catastrophic outcomes (e.g., medicines may not be available for a large group of patients). Supply chains need to be fortified to withstand these disruptions and recover from them quickly. This position is aimed at cutting edge research to develop and design these 'resilient supply chains', supply chains that react quickly to disruptions, and recover quickly after disruptions. Development of these resilient supply chains will involve leveraging the latest in technologies, such as the blockchain to facilitate the near-instantaneous transfer of information while simultaneously maintaining the integrity of the information in the supply chain. For more information, also about the other positions within DeSIRE, check out this page:

Your employer: Operations, Planning, Accounting & Control group

This position is part of the Operations Planning, Accounting & Control (OPAC) group of the Department Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences (IE&IS) of Eindhoven University of Technology ( OPAC currently consists of 4 full professors, 4 associate professors, 15 assistant professors, 7 postdoctoral fellows, and 25 PhD students. The faculty teaches and conducts research in the area of operations planning and control in supply chains, manufacturing, maintenance, and transportation. Research is generally quantitative in nature, while many of the researchers also engage in empirical research. The OPAC group has an extensive industrial network, which gives direct access to challenging operations management problems, new technologies, and empirical data. This network is furthermore leveraged to acquire PhD funding and personal grants that enable to scale up research efforts. There is an open and informal working atmosphere within the group.

For more information on the OPAC group, see:

We are also open to application by candidates with some years of experience as assistant professor.

For more information about this position and DeSIRE, please contact Professor Geert-Jan van Houtum ( or Dr. Arun Chockalingam (

Information about terms of employment can be obtained from Mrs. Susan Opgenoorth, personnel officer (

To apply pleaseuse the "apply now" button. Please note that a maximum of 5 documents of 2 Mb each can be uploaded, so if you have more than 5 documents you will have to combine them. Please do not send us applications by e-mail.


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