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Lecturer in International Supply Chains

Tufts University
Medford, MA
Closing date
Apr 20, 2024

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Faculty / Professor / Lecturer
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Tufts University: The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy Location Medford, MA Open Date
Jan 22, 2024
Established in 1933 as the first exclusively graduate school of international affairs in the United States, The Fletcher School faculty is multi-disciplinary, with a focus on preparing tomorrow's leaders with a global perspective. The School undertakes research and prepares masters and doctoral students to use the latest political, business, economic, and legal thinking, among others, to generate pragmatic policies or make executive decisions that will successfully shape global events. Tufts University is a world-renowned research university dedicated to the creation and application of knowledge.

The Fletcher School's faculty is multi-disciplinary, with a focus on preparing tomorrow's leaders with a global perspective. The successful candidate should be prepared and eager to participate in this School-wide interdisciplinary dialogue. The School undertakes research and prepares master's and doctoral students to use the latest legal, political, economic, business, and other analytical tools, to generate pragmatic policies and make decisions that will successfully shape global events. In addition to the Master's in Global Business Administration (GBA), the Fletcher School also offers Master's in Law & Diplomacy (MALD), a Master's in Global Affairs (MGA), a Master's in International Law (LLM), a Master's in International Business (MIB), a Global Master of Arts (GMAP), and a PhD.

The Fletcher School seeks to hire for an International Supply Chains lecturer for the Summer 2024 term in the Master of Global Business Administration (GBA) program.

Program overview

The Fletcher School's Master of Global Business Administration is an online program that combines core business courses with international relations, economics, and law courses. Students in the program are mid-career, averaging 38 years old, and they come from a wide array of sectors including business, NGOs, military, and public service.

The courses in the GBA program run for a traditional 13-week semester. Each week students watch about 90 minutes of recorded content in addition to a 90-minute live class session held over Zoom. The live sessions are interactive and engaging, making connections between the recorded sessions and readings though active discussion, breakout rooms, and review of videos when needed. The recorded course content, course structure, and syllabi have already been created; this position is designed to teach and facilitate the live class sessions only.

Specific Course Details: International Supply Chains: Connecting Developed and Developing Worlds

We seek a lecturer for the International Supply Chains course for the summer term (May - August 2024). This course explores the management of the flow of business between different countries, especially those supply chains that inter-connect economies. An important aim of the course is to analyze the dynamic aspects of supply chains, such as: performance demands on companies, geopolitical risks, and novel digital technology options to deliver to customers and how to control the chain.

Students leave this course with knowledge on how to create, negotiate, and manage supply chains. The course operates at two levels. One is the global context - what forces shape new supply networks, what determines which succeeds, and what are the particular challenges of operating in the developing world. The second is the operating level - how companies decide where to source, what partners they need, and how to build and control these supply networks. Emphasis is placed on economics and the physics of supply chains, as well as a range of industires, from commodities to high tech, goods, and services.

Responsibilities for the position include:
  • Prepare for the course by watching all recorded videos, reviewing the syllabus and readings, and coordinating with the faculty member who designed the class
  • Participate in trainings about the online platform and technology used for the program
  • Conduct a weekly 90-minute live class session for thirteen weeks, to be offered either during a weekday evening or Saturday morning (eastern time)
  • Identify guest and external speakers as necessary
  • Conduct a mid-semester course evaluation to get feedback from students
  • Prepare, grade, and offer feedback on problem sets, exams, papers and other deliverables as outlined in the syllabus
  • Assign final grades for each student.
  • Conduct weekly office hours and engage with students regularly to ensure a high-touch learning experience
  • Provide feedback to program administration about possible enhancements to the course

Candidates must:

1. Possess a doctoral degree, or related experience, in a field of study relevant to this position. A relevant field of study for this purpose may include supply chain management, management consulting, international business, applied logistics, economics, operations, or related fields;
  • Possess experience in supply chains, consulting, international business, operations, policy, or other related discipline

  • The Fletcher School particularly seeks candidates with expertise in teaching at the graduate level.
    Application Instructions
    Application Instructions

    Candidates should submit the following:

    1. Cover letter, which should include a personal statement outlining your qualifications and particular interest in the position;

    2. Curriculum Vitae;

    3. List of at least two references;

    4. Previous student teaching evaluations (if available);

    5. Diversity Statement.

    The search committee will begin reviewing applications on ___________ and will continue reviewing until the position is filled. Applicants from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

    Applications can be submitted via Interfolio at Inquiries about the position should be addressed to search committee chair Bhaskar.Chakravorti at

    All offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a background check and meeting the University's current COVID-19 vaccination requirements.

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