Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is
Our vision is to make the search for an academic job in Operations (and related areas) more efficient and transparent. We also aim to better understand the dynamics and research trends in our field to better inform: PhD Candidates, recently hired faculty members and hiring decision-makers, as well as prospective graduate Students who wish to apply to PhD programs in our field.

In this website you will find the first Job Market Survey ever conducted for Job Market Candidates in Operations Management/Research (and related areas), academic job postings, PhD Candidates looking for an academic position, confirmed placements, and recently hired faculty members.

This website is supported by the MSOM Society of INFORMS and it is founded and managed by Konstantinos I. Stouras, Assistant Professor, Operations Management, UCD Smurfit Graduate Business School in his free time. All inputs are posted by the academic community by verified individuals. We are always open for feedback and suggestions on how to improve this initiative; please post suggested improvements/comments, and vote for already existing ones to encourage their development. Further, by using this website you indicate that you have read the Terms and Conditions and that you agree to abide by them. Do not hesitate to contact us, should you need any further information.

Similar inspiring efforts in other fields include:
EconSpark, a Q&A Forum of the American Economic Association in Economics in Theoretical Computer Science in Computer Science in Marketing in Management/Strategy/Organizational Behavior/Entrepreneurship

Acknowledgements. We are very appreciative of the pioneering works by the Econ and Marketing research communities, which provided useful benchmarks for our initial efforts back in 2014. Furthermore, we gratefully acknowledge the helpful comments and suggestions from Gad Allon, Dimitrios Andritsos, Atalay Atasu, Ioannis Bellos, Maria Besiou, Kostas Bimpikis, Raul O. Chao, Wei Chen, Maxime Cohen, Shiliang Cui, Jean-Rémi Delteil, Adam Elmachtoub, Yonatan Gur, Ersin Korpeoglu, Nathan Kunz, Simone Marinesi, Hillary Mellema, Ido Naftaly, Serguei Netessine, Alex Nikulkov, Roland Lüthy, Nektarios Oraiopoulos, Ioannis Panageas, João Luiz Pianovski Vieira, Christilene Du Plessis, Jochen Schlapp, Ioannis Siskos, Jeeva Somasundaram, L. Beril Toktay, Romain Vialard and Renyu (Philip) Zhang on an earlier version of this website and our Job Market Survey.

2. How often is the site updated?
This site is updated on demand by verified individuals, and the inputs provided are checked by its moderators.

3. Do all job postings show up on the site?
The postings to this website are subject to its visibility in the Operations community. Since we only started this effort in March 2014, we expect to include the most advertised jobs soon, conditional on the inputs by the academic community.

4. How can I contribute to this effort?
If you liked the idea, share it with your colleagues. If you have any suggestions on how to improve this effort, submit an idea and/ or vote for new features, or let us know in private.

5. How can I contact you?
This website is managed by Operations Management researchers in their free time. For any further information, or your feedback on how to make this website better, do not hesitate to contact us. We will get back to you as soon as we can.