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Lecturer: Operations Research and Business Analytics

Job Summary
The incumbent's duties will include undergraduate teaching in Operations Research, Business Analytics and Information Systems for Business; postgraduate teaching and supervision; and more.

Stellenbosch University

Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences

Department of Logistics

Lecturer: Operations Research and Business Analytics

(Ref. EBW03/328/1121)

The subjects Logistics- and Supply Chain Management, Transport Economics, Operations Research and Business Analytics are lectured and researched in the Department of Logistics.

  • Undergraduate teaching in Operations Research, Business Analytics and Information Systems for Business;
  • Postgraduate teaching and supervision;
  • Subject-related research with the aim to further studies and publication;
  • Rendering of relevant services to the University and the community.
Job Requirements:
  • A relevant Master's degree;
  • Research outputs in the field of Operations Research and/or Business Analytics;
  • Sound verbal, written and lecturing abilities in English and Afrikaans;
  • Basic computer literacy, with the ability to use various Microsoft programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.);
  • Coding experience in R, Python or Java;
  • Good administrative and organisational skills;
  • The ability to function in a multilingual environment.
  • Master's degree in Operations Research;
  • Strong academic record and achievements;
  • Industry or teaching experience in the field of Operations Research, Business Analytics, or Data Science;
  • Willingness to enrol for a PhD;
  • Participating at international academic conferences;
  • Knowledge of the Moodle (SUNLearn) platform;
  • Knowledge of any of the following software: Anylogic, PowerBI, Vensim or NetLogo;
  • Publication in highly rated academic journals.

Enquiries regarding job content: Dr. CG Jacobs, Departmental Chair, on 021 808 2256, or at

Enquiries regarding remuneration/benefits as well as technical assistance with the electronic application process: Human Resources Client Service Centre on 021 808 2753, or at

Commencement Date: 01-Apr-2022

Closing Date: 07-Jan-2022

The University is committed to employment equity (EE), and appointments will be made in line with the EE plan for the specific environment as well as Stellenbosch University's institutional EE Plan.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Your application, comprising a comprehensive curriculum vitae (including the names and e-mail addresses of at least three referees), must reach the University before or on the closing date of the advertised post.


The University reserves the right to investigate qualifications and conduct background checks on all candidates.

Should no feedback be received from the University within six weeks of the closing date, kindly accept that your application did not succeed.

Please note that there will be no support for vacancy enquiries during the period of 24 December 2021 until 3 January 2022. The University will be closed for the summer recess during this time.

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