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Job Market 2018 has started!

posted Jun 27, 2017, 10:46 AM by Operations Academia   [ updated Jun 27, 2017, 10:46 AM ]

Boston University and Duke University have already posted academic positions in operations for the upcoming academic year. We updated the Job Postings page for the 2017-2018 job market year accordingly. Profiles of Job Candidates will appear on our page on October 8th, 2017 (two weeks before INFORMS Annual Meeting).

Your feedback on how to improve this initiative is very much appreciated.

Happy New Job Market Year!

Konstantinos Stouras

Job Market website for Confirmed Placements in Theory CS!

posted Jul 6, 2016, 2:31 AM by Operations Academia   [ updated Jul 6, 2016, 2:42 AM ]

I came across today to this blog post referring to a Google Sheet with confirmed placements from Researchers in theoretical Computer Science (and related fields). Here are also the profiles of some Job Market Candidates in CS 2016

Further, there is a Job Posting website for openings in theory jobs, and see here for the first free dataset of all professors in 50 top US Computer Science Graduate Programs

Special thanks to Ioannis Panageas for letting me know about these great initiatives.

Konstantinos Stouras

PS. Please encourage your colleagues and former PhD Students to participate to our Operations Job Market Survey. Many similar and richer insights can be drawn for our field (see here for a preliminary presentation).

The Research Productivity of New PhDs in Economics: The Surprisingly High Non-Success of the Successful

posted Oct 28, 2015, 12:03 PM by Operations Academia   [ updated Oct 28, 2015, 12:03 PM ]

Summary of PhD Thesis - Why should I upload it?

posted Oct 7, 2015, 7:11 PM by Operations Academia   [ updated Oct 7, 2015, 7:17 PM ]

This seems to be a frequently asked question among PhD Candidates on the Job Market. 

We thought of asking for an one page summary of Candidates' Theses following what was asked in POMS Doctoral Consortium (2014)This shouldn’t take long to prepare and would help having an overview of all Theses (output) of the field per year from PhD Candidates. For example, here is a large subset of the Theses topics being written in 2014.

Q: But then, are you enforcing a strict page limit on the thesis summary? Would my "Research Statement" work too?

A: We do not impose a strict page limit, and Candidates may upload their "Research Statement" as well. We recommend though to stick to an one-page document.

The first reason to ask for an one-page Summary Thesis is for uniformity across Students of any field and background. 

The second reason is that Research Statements may be considered as "confidential" by some PhD Candidates, because they may describe their future ideas there (apart from their current research and contribution). Hence, we ask to upload a summary of their contribution so far in one page in English avoiding Greek letters (if possible). This is what we define a "Summary of PhD Thesis".

We believe it shouldn't be too difficult for a Candidate about to defend his/ her thesis this year to describe his/ her contributions in one page, targeting a general audience. Last year around 70 Candidates who posted Profiles did post such an one-page Summary. 


Overall, we do not impose a strict page limit, and Candidates may upload either their "Summary Thesis", or their "Research Statement". However, it is recommended to upload an one-page Summary Thesis. Please contact us if you have any other questions and feedback.

Tips for CS-Econ Students on the Business School and Operations Research Job Markets

posted Mar 2, 2015, 5:18 AM by Operations Academia   [ updated Jun 11, 2015, 2:55 AM ]

Here is a blog post made on this topic by Prof. Jason D. Hartline, and here is another one about the Computer Science job market for Econ/CS PhD Candidates. 

It is worth noticing the inspiring recent effort from the CS community organizing their faculty and research areas. Using crowdsourcing, and the help of many anonymous users from the community, a dataset of 2200 faculty in 50 top US Computer Science Graduate Programs has been implemented. One can observe there some hiring trends, educational background and some insights about the composition of CS departments in these schools. Also, here is a supplementary analysis of this data so far.

If you found that interesting to be implemented in our field, please vote/ comment here.

How can we make this effort better?

posted Oct 24, 2014, 4:06 PM by Operations Academia   [ updated Jun 15, 2017, 12:28 PM ]

Do you have an idea on how to improve this effort and the efficiency of our Job Market in general? 

Submit an idea and/ or vote for new features. Your opinion matters!

Networking Breakfast for Employers and Applicants

posted Oct 24, 2014, 11:15 AM by Operations Academia   [ updated Oct 24, 2014, 11:15 AM ]

INFORMS Job Placement Committee has scheduled a networking breakfast and panel discussion at the INFORMS Annual Meeting on Sunday, November 9th  from 7:30 am to 9:00 am at the Hilton in Imperial B.  This will be a great opportunity to interact with employers and other candidates; therefore, you are strongly encouraged to attend.

The agenda is as follows:

7:30am – 8:00am Continental Breakfast

8:00am – 8:30am Speaker (Dr. Neil Biehn, PROS Revenue Management )

8:20am – 8:40am Speaker (Dr. Bala Shetty, Mays Business School of Texas A&M University)

8:40am – 9:00am Networking and Q&A

The seating is limited, so reserve your spot as soon as possible with an RSVP by e-mail to  The deadline is Friday, October 31, 5 pm EST.

 Also, please take note of the two INFORMS Career Center Job Search (Academic & Industry) panel sessions that have been organized for those of you who are currently in or will soon be entering the job market.  The Job Placement committee made an effort to schedule both sessions on Monday so that you could take advantage of leveraging any of the information gained from the sessions during the actual interview sessions.  An overview for both panel sessions is provided below along with the respective scheduled times.  You are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity because you will receive information first hand from top professionals in industry and academia who have successfully navigated their way through the job search process. 

Academic Job Search Panel
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 11 am – 12:30 pm;
Parc- Cyril Magnin II
Chair: Neil Geismar, Texas A&M University; Panelists: Margaret Brandeau,
Stanford University; Mark Daskin, University of Michigan; Beril Toktay, Georgia Institute of Technology and Garrett van Ryzin, Columbia University
This panel discusses the academic interview process and do’s and don’ts associated with the job search. In addition to comments by current and former search chairs, time will be provided for questions and answers.

Industry Job Search Panel
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 1:30 – 3 pm;
Parc- Cyril Magnin II
Chair: Anne Robinson, Verizon Wireless; Daniel H. Fylstra, Frontline Systems Inc.; Theresa Kushner,VM Ware; Thomas Olavson, Google
This panel discusses the industry interview process and do’s and don’ts associated with the job search. In addition to comments from current and former recruiters, time will be provided for questions and answers.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Neil Geismar

Chair, INFORMS Job Placement Committee

Mays Research Fellow

Associate Professor

Department of Information and Operations Management

Mays Business School, Texas A&M University

Insights from the Job Market in Economics

posted Sep 27, 2014, 6:28 AM by Operations Academia   [ updated Oct 2, 2014, 1:54 PM ]

Here is a recent paper, reported to us by Professor Ramandeep S. Randhawa that describes how the Academic Job Market works in Economics (at least in the US):

A Guide and Advice for Economists on the U.S. Junior Academic Job Market: 2014-2015 Edition, by John Cawley.

If you did find that useful and relevant, please encourage the recently hired Assistant Professors in Operations (broadly defined) of your Institution to answer our (anonymous) Annual Job Market Survey and share their Job Market experience with us (was it efficient? how many papers did an average Candidate had and in what stage? what can we do better to help all parties perform the necessary matching? etc). Provided there are enough data collected we will try to publish a report of our findings on the upcoming INFORMS Annual Meeting in San Francisco. (there are indeed at least 25 verified individuals who have already fully answered our Survey so far...)

MSOM Society - Job Market

posted Sep 14, 2014, 5:59 AM by Operations Academia   [ updated Sep 14, 2014, 6:01 AM ]

MSOM Society has just included a link for the Job Market. You can view it here.

Job Market - MSOM Society

Annual Job Market Survey

posted Sep 4, 2014, 2:28 AM by Operations Academia   [ updated Sep 4, 2014, 2:29 AM ]

Our Annual Job Market Survey is out!

If you have passed through the Job Market process in the past aiming for an academic position related to Operations, broadly defined including Management Science, Operations Research, Industrial Engineering among other scientific fields, please consider responding to it. Here are some FAQs related to our Annual Job Market Survey.

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