Assistant / Associate Professor of Operations Management

University of Washington Information Systems and Operations Management

Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor of Operations Management

Position Overview

Organization: Information Systems & Operations Management


Position Details

Position Description

The Foster School of Business is ranked among the top business schools in the country and serves a diverse, multicultural population of faculty, staff and approximately 3,000 students.   The University of Washington and the Foster School promote a culture of integrity, excellence, diversity and inclusion among our students, faculty, staff, and the public. We are currently engaged in several searches for faculty to join the Foster School to achieve our strategic goals of expanding thought leadership and incorporating inclusion, equity and diversity focus into every decision.

The Information Systems and Operations Management (ISOM) Department in the University of Washington Michael G. Foster School of Business offers courses in Information Systems, Operations Management and Quantitative Methods in Foster’s Undergraduate, MBA, Executive MBA, Specialty Masters and Ph.D. programs. ISOM invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure eligible position as Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor in Operations Management with an anticipated start date in September 2021. Teaching faculty have an annual service period of nine months (9/16-6/15) and are eligible for renewal.  Salary is competitive. Rank and salary offered is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

University of Washington teaching faculty engage in teaching and service. The successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate as well as undergraduate level courses in Statistics, Operations and Supply Chain Management as well as related courses (e.g., Quantitative Methods) to a diverse and multicultural student body.  They will be expected to actively participate in service to the department, school, and university, and to promote a diverse and inclusive community of faculty, staff, and students. In accordance with our commitment to excellence and equity, the Foster school considers contributions in teaching and service that address diversity and equal opportunity critical to the success of all faculty throughout their career.


Requires a masters degree (or foreign equivalent) in one of the following fields:  Business Administration, Operations Management, Operations Research, Management Science, or related field (including but not limited to Industrial Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Economics, or Statistics).  A doctoral degree in one of the listed fields (or foreign equivalent) is also acceptable. 

Prior teaching experience at the postsecondary level is required.  Applicants should have a minimum of one year teaching experience in one of the relevant fields mentioned above.



The following items should be uploaded in pdf format:

  • Cover letter (indicating teaching interests)
  • Detailed curriculum vita
  • Information about ability to perform job duties (which should include teaching experience and performance along with a sample of syllabi and teaching evaluations), and
  • Statement detailing how your teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in your academic field. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further the Foster School’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. 
  • Names and contact information of at least three references.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed,
religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information,
gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

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