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Clinical Professor in Supply Chain Management and Director for the Supply Chain Management Institute

University of San Diego

Job Description

The position will be responsible for the following:

  • Develop and lead a team to strategically position the SCMI and its programs to a higher level of impact.
  • Teach courses assigned by the department chair including,but not limited to, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management and Global Purchase & Supply Management.
  • Serve as fundraising lead for Institute purposes such as developing endowments for an academic chair, student scholarships, and personnel resources etc.
  • Manage the SCMI Advisory Board and pursue/onboard new members.
  • Organize and deliver a portfolio of certificate programs.
  • Plan and execute industry conferences including the annual Fall Forum and Spring Symposium, career fairs, webinars, and industry workshops & seminars.
  • Serve as a resource to press media as a subject matter expert or as a conduit to faculty and the press.
  • Serve as a conduit between industry and the supply chain/operations academic department for improving curriculum and introducing co-curricular activities related to the supply chain management department.
  • Pursue and lead industry consulting opportunities which engage faculty and students that are compatible with and complementary to the direct goals of the Institute, the School, and USD.
  • Inclusion in appropriate Knauss School of Business student events and participation as a committed member of the USD community with its values built upon the social teachings of the Catholic Church involving ethical behavior, social justice, respect for diversity, and related values.
  • Some domestic and at times international travel is required.
  • Some weekend work required for meeting with constituents of the SCMI.

Special Conditions of Employment:

The University of San Diego is requiring all employees to follow our Covid-19 vaccine requirement process. https://www.sandiego.edu/onward/

Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.

Job Requirements:


  • A recognized leader actively engaged in supply chain management practice (either direct line experience as a manager/executive and/or as a consultant with a record of generating cost savings and/or increasing revenues).
  • An extensive industry network combined with a national or international reputation and visibility in the broad field of supply chain management.
  • An experienced team builder and team player with demonstrated success in building coalitions and alliances.
  • Experience in scoping projects and packaging proposals for the purpose of obtaining grants, consulting projects, or other related revenue generating opportunities.
  • Experience in event management, directing marketing campaigns, and success in personal selling.
  • A passion for advancing and promoting best practices, with applications to advancing the state of the art in supply chain management with SCMI programs.
  • Experience with a university system such as teaching, academic research, executive training, advising on curriculum, serving as a guest lecturer, or recruiter for interns/jobs.
  • Effective interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills (both verbal and written).
  • Writing skills ideally demonstrated by articles in practitioner or academic journals and/or books.
  • Masters degree required/terminal degree highly desirable.
  • Global work experience preferred.

Posting Salary:

Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package including; medical, dental, vision, a retirement contribution given to you by the University, and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer.

Special Application Instructions:

To apply, click Apply Now and ensure all applicable sections are completed.

Interviews will take place on a rolling basis until the position is filled. However, we encourage candidates to apply by May 1st, 2023.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information of 3 references
  • Teaching evaluation (if available)

Contact: Daniel Lin, linyt@sandiego.edu, 919-923-3617

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