Application Process

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., course evaluations), and contact information for three references merged into a single PDF/Word document as an attachment to an email directed to The subject line of the email should state the name of the position to which candidates are applying. Review of applications will start immediately, and applications will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled.

Resumption Date: 1st July 2024.

Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor - Operations Research

Position type: Full-Time

About the Position

James Hope University is seeking a dynamic and accomplished individual to join our faculty as a Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor of Operations Research in our esteemed Business School (JHBS). The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting innovative research, delivering high-quality teaching, and contributing to the academic and intellectual life of the institution. This role offers an exciting opportunity to engage with students, collaborate with colleagues, and make meaningful contributions to the field of operations research, operations scheduling and related disciplines.

About JHBS

At James Hope Business School, we are dedicated to fostering a dynamic learning environment that prepares our students to thrive in the rapidly evolving landscape of business and finance. Our commitment to innovation, research, and industry relevance sets us apart as a leading institution in business education.


  • Teach graduate courses in operations research, optimization techniques, stochastic processes, and related areas.
  • Develop and deliver innovative and engaging course content that integrates theoretical concepts with practical applications in business and industry.
  • Mentor and advice students on academic and career-related matters, providing guidance for research projects, internships, and professional development opportunities.
  • Conduct cutting-edge research in operations research, contributing to the advancement of knowledge in the field through scholarly publications, conference presentations, and participation in research seminars.
  • Collaborate with colleagues within the Business School and across other departments or disciplines to foster interdisciplinary research initiatives and academic programs.
  • Participate in academic governance activities, serving on departmental, school, and university committees as needed.
  • Engage with industry partners and professional organizations to promote collaborative research projects, internships, and opportunities for student engagement.
  • Contribute to the ongoing development and enhancement of the Business School’s curriculum, programs, and initiatives, incorporating emerging trends and best practices in operations research and related fields.
  • Maintain active involvement in relevant professional associations and networks, representing the university and contributing to the broader scholarly community.


  • A Ph.D. in Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Management Science, or a closely related field from an accredited institution.
  • A record of excellence in teaching, as evidenced by student evaluations, peer evaluations, and teaching awards or recognitions.
  • A strong research portfolio with demonstrated scholarly contributions to the field of operations research, including publications in leading academic journals and presentations at reputable conferences.
  • Expertise in quantitative analysis, mathematical modelling, optimization techniques, and relevant software tools (e.g., MATLAB, Python, R, CPLEX, Gurobi).
  • Experience in applying operations research methodologies to real-world problems in business, industry, or public policy settings.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate with colleagues, mentor students, and engage with external stakeholders.
  • Commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in academic and professional environments.
  • Ability to contribute to the academic and intellectual community of the Business School through service activities, outreach initiatives, and collaborative projects.
  • Eligibility for appointment at the rank of Professor, Associate Professor or Assistant Professor, based on qualifications and experience.