We seek a Director to lead the growth and development of the MIT Global SCALE Network Center in China – the Ningbo Supply Chain Innovation Institute China (NSCIIC).
NSCIIC is a non-profit independent education and research institution that is a full-standing member of the MIT Global Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence (SCALE) Network. In addition to the NSCIIC, the SCALE Network has five other centers located in North America, South America, Europe, and Southeast Asia. It features over 14 graduate and executive education programs, more than 100 supply chain and logistics faculty and research partners, 100 corporate and organization partners, and more than 1,200 alumni worldwide.
The Director will design, direct, and manage all aspects of the NSCIIC’s activities in education, research, and corporate outreach and will report to the Board of Directors.
The Director is expected to contribute, as other faculty members, in delivering world-class education at the master and doctoral levels and conducting high quality research in collaboration with industry and government that is publishable in international journals, academic proceedings, and trade journals.
Among the Director’s specific responsibilities are strategic planning, program management, faculty/staff/student development, resource allocation and budget management, enrollment management, development of research funding, technology transfer, partnership initiatives, and relations with external constituencies.
Candidates should possess:
A PhD in supply chain management, transportation, logistics, operations management, information systems, engineering, economics, business, or a related discipline;
Administrative leadership experience and the strong ability to develop, implement and manage research and development;
International reputation, reflected in publications, projects, and/or presentations;
Ability to develop and deliver lectures and class material in English at the graduate level (both Masters and Doctoral);
Ability to generate sponsored research and promote technology transfer and entrepreneurship;
Ability and desire to publish in top academic journals;
Ability to build strong international relationships with researchers and professionals in academia, industry, and government;
Strong interpersonal and communications skills;
Ability to communicate with industry, give presentations, and lead meetings in English. Although the ability to speak Chinese is not mandatory, good understanding of Chinese culture and being able to communicate in Chinese are most desirable.
We invite inquiries, nominations, and applications. To apply, please submit the following documents attached to a single email to firstname.lastname@example.org:
A letter of interest discussing interest and relevant experience,
Curriculum vitae emphasizing research and teaching capability along with industry experience,
Two representative published research papers in English, and
Contact information for references.
Within your email, please indicate your earliest potential start date. Electronic submissions are highly encouraged, but if you cannot submit electronically, you may send materials to:
MIT Global SCALE China Director Search
77 Mass Ave, Room E40-255
Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
Review of applicants begins immediately, and continues until the position is filled. The position commands a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications. Starting dates are negotiable.
MIT Global SCALE centers offer a culturally diverse teaching and research environment and provide equal opportunity for all applicants. Applications from women and minorities are encouraged.
The mission of MIT is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century whether the focus is cancer, energy, economics or literature