Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Supply Chain Logistics

Date: Aug 24, 2021

Location: Waterloo, CA

Company: Wilfrid Laurier University

Faculty/Academic Area: Lazaridis School of Bus. & Econ. 

Department: Lazaridis Business (ODS) 

Campus: Waterloo 

Employee Group: Other 

Requisition ID: 2591 

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Supply Chain Logistics

Applications are invited for a one-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship starting November 1, 2021 (with some flexibility) in Wilfrid Laurier University’s Lazaridis School of Business & Economics (  There is an option to extend the position to 18 months.  We welcome applicants who have the technical skills, confidence, motivation, and intellectual independence to take a leadership role in conducting and disseminating rigorous research.

That role of research leadership will require the appointed post-Doctoral Fellow (PDF) to have substantial responsibility for the full spectrum of the research process –from conceptualizing research projects through to writing high-quality research papers– in the following areas:

  • research to yield insights for effective performance by providers of freight transportation and logistics services such as trucking, intermodal, maritime port, and supply chain facilities (e.g., distribution and fulfillment centres)
  • research that views effective performance of those services not only with respect to traditional metrics (efficiency, etc.) but also metrics that are becoming more prominent (e.g., environmental sustainability)


The four (4) minimum requirements for this PDF position are:

  1. an earned doctorate within the past 3 years in Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, or a closely related field such as Operations Research, Analytics, Transportation, Logistics, etc.
  2. in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of research on freight transportation/logistics services in one or more of the following domains: trucking, rail, intermodal, maritime ports, supply chain facilities
  3. expertise in using methods (analytics, modeling, coding/programming, etc.) required to conduct research that meets the publication standards of top-tier peer-reviewed journals in the fields mentioned above
  4. demonstrated ability to publish in those top-tier journals


To apply for this position, applicants should provide the following via email (coherently compiled into a single document): 

  1. A cover letter that states/explains (a) your interest in this position; (b) evidence that you meet or exceed the position’s 4 minimum requirements; and (c) whether or not you are legally entitled to work in Canada
  2. Your full curriculum vita
  3. A published paper or working paper that you have written in English
  4. A thorough research plan (specifying your research topics of interest; research papers you will write; your targeted publication outlets; etc.) over the next 12-18 months
  5. Names and contact information of your three references

Applications received by September 30th will receive priority consideration.


DO NOT CLICK THE "APPLY NOW" BUTTON TO APPLY TO THIS POSITION. Please submit the application via the email below. 


Michael A. Haughton, PhD

Professor of Operations & Decision Sciences and CN Fellow in Supply Chain Management

Lazaridis School of Business & Economics

Wilfrid Laurier University

Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3C5



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