Professor of Transport Management

Cranfield, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
19 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
31 Mar 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Full Time

School/Department School of Management
Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday
Contract type Permanent
Salary Competitive Salary
Apply by 31/03/2019  

Role Description

Cranfield School of Management (SOM) is recognised as one of the most prestigious UK business schools, with 50 years’ experience of educating business leaders. SOM is a Financial Times top 20 school in Europe and is triple accredited (EQUIS, AMBA, AACSB). It is known for its excellence in leadership development, its deep-rooted relationships with organisations and its focus on transforming learning and research into improved management practice.

SOM has a strong tradition in Logistics & Supply Chain Management. The Logistics, Procurement & Supply Chain Management Group is one of the largest faculty groups in Europe in these areas and the MSc in Logistics & Supply Chain Management is one of the oldest Master programmes of its kind in the world. We have successfully launched an MSc in Procurement and Supply Chain Management (2016), a new MSc in Logistics & Supply Chain Management (Oman, 2017) and we run executive programmes.

Group members are research active. Their research interests include inventory management, risk and resilience, reverse logistics, procurement, transport, food and retail supply chains, agile supply chains, collaboration and relationships, sustainability, simulation and modelling, manufacturing supply chain. They are publishing in top ranked journals and are very successful in research and consulting income generation.

Transport Management is an area we would like to grow by appointing a new  member at Professoriate level. The appointment will be on permanent basis and we welcome applications from individuals across the transportation field. We are particularly interested for applicants with expertise in the following areas:

  • Freight transport management (including multi-modal transport management) and its integration in the end-to-end supply chain
  • E-commerce logistics / Last mile transport and end-to-end supply chain management
  • Freight transport economics
  • Freight transport modelling and analysis
  • Freight transport policy
  • International freight transport management and global supply chain challenges
  • Transport management processes and related technological advancements in the end-to-end supply chain
  • Resilience and risk management of freight transport
  • Transport-related infrastructure in supply chains and other critical infrastructure networks
  • Sustainable freight transport 

You will have a PhD in Transport Management (or relevant subject). You will also be expected to publish at the highest level and be successful with significant income generation (e.g. research funding, consulting). The successful candidate will contribute to our graduate (MSc) and executive programmes. 

At Cranfield, we value Diversity and Inclusion, and aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together harmoniously with dignity and respect and realise their full potential. We actively consider flexible working options such as part-time, compressed or flexible hours and/or an element of homeworking, and commit to exploring the possibilities for each role.

Candidates having practical experience of working in transport are welcomed to apply.

For an informal discussion, please contact Professor Michael Bourlakis, Head of the Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain Management Group on (E); or (T); +44 (0) 1234758561.

For more information, please visit and for a confidential conversation please contact

Formal Interviews to be held: 04 June 2019