Job Details

California State University, Fullerton
  • Position Number: 5394632
  • Location: Fullerton, CA
  • Position Type: Business - Management

Assistant Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management
Department of Management
College of Business and Economics
Assistant Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management
Fall 2025

The Department of Management at California State University, Fullerton, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position of Operations and Supply Chain Management with an appointment to begin Fall 2025.

California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) is a minority-serving institution, affirmative action, and equal opportunity employer. CSUF is firmly committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum and fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences. Individuals advancing the University's strategic diversity goals and those from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.

CSUF is committed to retaining all faculty and has established affinity groups you can join to support your success.

CSUF faculty are committed teacher/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, studios, and individually mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on departmental and university-wide committees. The primary responsibilities of the person in this position will include the development and teaching of introductory and core courses in the discipline and the development of courses in their area(s) of specialization. Specific courses that this person will teach include Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Purchasing and Supply Management, Service Operations, Project Management, and Logistics Management. This person will also be responsible for producing high quality peer-reviewed journal articles commensurate with the requirements for tenure. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department, advise students, serve on committees, and participate in the broader university and disciplinary communities.

Required Qualifications
  • Prior to the Fall 2025 semester, candidates should complete all requirements for a Ph.D. in Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, or equivalent, from an AACSB accredited institution
  • Demonstrated teaching and research interest/experience in traditional areas of Operations and Supply Chain Management (that may include though not be limited to Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Purchasing, Service Operations, Project Management, Logistics Management)
  • Demonstrated commitment to and excellence in teaching
  • Demonstrated a strong record of scholarly accomplishments appropriate to the level of appointment
  • Demonstrated ability to balance excellent teaching, scholarship, and service
  • Demonstrated potential for effective integration of technology into instruction
  • Ability and commitment to work effectively with a wide and culturally diverse range of students, staff, and faculty

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior industry experience in related areas.

    A complete online application must be received by electronic submission to be considered. To apply, please visit, choose full-time faculty, search for the position #540673, and provide the following required materials:
  • cover letter in which you respond to the required qualifications
  • curriculum vitae
  • research statement
  • teaching statement
  • exemplary publications (or papers in progress), if applicable (in a single PDF file)
  • graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable)
  • candidate statement on commitment to inclusive excellence
  • This statement provides the candidate's unique perspective on their past and present contributions to and future aspirations for promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice in their professional careers. This statement aims to help the department identify candidates with professional experience, intellectual commitments, and/or willingness to engage in activities that could help CSUF contribute to its mission in these areas. The statement shall address one or more of the following criteria:
    1. The candidate has acquired knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty in higher education.
    2. The candidate has experience in and is committed to engaging in service with underrepresented populations in higher education.
    3. The candidate has experience in and is committed to teaching and/or mentoring underrepresented students in a higher education environment.
    4. The candidate has experience integrating underrepresented populations and communities into scholarly and creative activities.

  • a list of three references with relevant contact information
  • Finalists must submit three letters of recommendation. Please have these ready for the referents to submit. On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. At the appropriate time in the search process, they will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You can verify that CSUF has received each letter by logging back into your applicant portal.

    Finalists will be asked to have each of their three referents submit a letter of recommendation. Please have these ready for the referents to offer should you proceed to this search phase.

    Please direct all questions about the position to: Ellen Kim at or call 657-278-7340.

    Application Deadline
    To be assured full consideration, all application materials must be received by September 8th. The anticipated appointment date is August 2025.

    The Department of Management
    The Department of Management has 29 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 3 full-time lecturers and over 45 part-time faculty. Our faculty have published in journals such as Management Science, Production and Operations Management, Decision Sciences, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, International Journal of Production Economics, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Service Research, Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Organization Science, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Strategic Management, Journal, and Personnel Psychology among others. Department faculty are editors in chief or associate editors and/or on the editorial boards of the Decision Sciences, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Service Research, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Group and Organization Management, Human Resource Management, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Service Management and Academy of Management Learning and Education. The department houses four centers of excellence that engage faculty and students with the business community- The Giles-O'Malley Center for Leadership, the Center for Entrepreneurship, the Center for Family Business, the Center for Entertainment and Hospitality Management, and the Gianneschi Center for Social Impact in Business. Our faculty are frequently recognized by the College and University for their teaching, research, and service excellence. The Department of Management is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive.

    College of Business and Economics
    The College of Business and Economics (CBE) leads business education on the West Coast. CBE is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) at both the undergraduate and master's levels, is among the five largest business colleges in the U.S., and the largest in the Western U.S. CBE houses 14 Centers of Excellence- four of which are affiliated with the Department of Management. With about 250 full-time equivalent faculty and about 9,400 students (including about 600 graduate students), CBE offers Bachelor's degrees in Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Entertainment & Tourism, Finance, Operations & Supply Chain Management, General Management, Human Resources Management, Information Systems/Decision Sciences, Marketing, and International Business. CBE offers MBA degrees in a variety of concentrations, an MA degree in Economics, and MS degrees in Taxation, Accountancy, Information Systems, Information Technology, and Financial Engineering. CBE also offers a graduate certificate in HRM with plans to offer an MS degree in HRM. CBE is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. For more information about the College visit:

    The Assistant Professor (Academic Year) classification salary range is $5,925 to $12,594 monthly (12 monthly payments per academic year). The anticipated hiring range is $10,883 to $11,096 per month.

    Salary offered is commensurate with experience and qualifications. In addition, the California Equal Pay Act prohibits employers from paying its employees less than those of the opposite sex and/or another race or ethnicity for substantially similar work (

    Summer research grants, moving expenses, start-up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available.

    CSUF Benefits
    An excellent comprehensive benefits package includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner, and dependent fee-waiver; access to campus child-care; and a defined-benefit retirement through the state system and optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit

    Additional Information
    Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

    CSU Policies
    The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and must comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

    A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be formally offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or the continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

    Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

    Notice of Non-Discrimination based on Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator (

    In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California. It requires hiring employees to perform CSU-related work within the State of California.

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