LCL: Associate Professor (tenure-track) in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research University.
The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg invites applications for:
  • 1 Associate Professor Position (Tenure-Track) in Logistics and Supply Chain Management at the Luxembourg Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LCL) (in collaboration with the MIT) (M/F)
The position at the Associate Professor level follows Luxembourg’s tenure-track scheme according to which the initial appointment is a fixed-term contract. Upon successful evaluation of the projects, the candidate can be offered a permanent position.
The LCL is a joint initiative of the University of Luxembourg and the MIT Global SCALE Network. The LCL is part of the Faculty of Law, Economics, and Finance at the University of Luxembourg.
Your Role
The candidate is expected to:
  • Take an important role in establishing the recently formed Luxembourg Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LCL). The successful candidate will join senior faculty to build up the Centre to become a world leader in research and education in logistics and supply chain management;
  • Assist in major research activities (seminars, conferences, workshops) and develop research recognition in a strategic research area that is of paramount importance for the community of Luxembourg at large (e.g., finance and supply chain management, multi-modal transport and logistics, and supply chain analytics);
  • Foster interdisciplinary research, in particular with other research units at the University of Luxembourg; engage in developing and delivering graduate (masters and doctoral) level classes as well as executive courses in supply chain management, logistics, and/or related fields.
Your Profile
The ideal candidate shall have:
  • A PhD in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Operations Management, Business Economics, Engineering, or a related field, completed at least three years ago;
  • Demonstrated teaching excellence;
  • Evidence for potential excellence in research and outstanding research skills;
  • The ability to generate sponsored research;
  • Evidence of the ability to build strong international relationships with researchers and professionals in academia, industry, and government;
  • Demonstrated intention to be committed to the strengthening of the LCL in building its relationships with the regional community;
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Linguistic skills needed to evolve in a multilingual environment. The University of Luxembourg is set in a multilingual context. It is desired that the English must be excellent and a good working knowledge in at least one of the two following languages: French and German. However, it is also possible to obtain proficiency in a second language after being hired as the University provides access to language classes. A basic knowledge of French had to be acquired during the first two years.
University of Luxembourg and Luxembourg
Founded in 2003, the University of Luxembourg is the only public university of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. It is a multicultural and modern European research university with a personal atmosphere, close to the European institutions and innovative companies based in Luxembourg. With an emphasis on interdisciplinary research, the University of Luxembourg strives for international excellence as well as regional relevance. The University of Luxembourg offers a competitive package and an international research and teaching environment.
Ranked second in Logistics Performance Indicator (LPI) by the World Bank, The Duchy of Luxembourg seeks to maintain and improve its position as a leader in logistics and supply chain management. The LCL is a corner stone in establishing the dominance of Luxembourg as a leader in logistics and supply chain management. Luxembourg is home to many logistics firms and headquarters, offering many opportunities for research collaborations as well as employment opportunities for graduates.
Further Information
Applications should contain the following the documents:
  • An application form (available by sending an email to
  • A detailed curriculum vitae with a list of publications, courses taught (including evaluations of the most recent two years), research grants, industry collaborations and experience, as well as management and administrative positions held;
  • A cover letter including a statement highlighting scientific, educational, and other activities of particular significance for this position;
  • A list of three references including their contact information and current positions. Please indicate their relationship to you; (the referees will be contacted only upon approval from the candidate)
  • Any additional material highlighting significant publications, success in obtaining research funding, industry contacts and collaborations, experience in management positions within a university, as well as other relevant qualifications and achievements are appreciated.
Interested candidates can apply by visiting the job announcement on the Univeristy of Luxembourg site.
For questions please contact:
Professor Benny Mantin
Director of the Luxembourg Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management
162a, avenue de la Faiencerie
L-1511 Luxembourg
All applications should be sent by e-mail by November 30, 2016 to the following address: (Candidates attending the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Nashville are kindly asked to submit their CV already before November 8, 2016.)
Professor Stefan Braum
Dean of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance
University of Luxembourg
4, rue Alphonse Weicker
L-2721 Luxembourg
All applications will be handled in strictest confidence.
The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.