The John F. Connelly Chair in Management

Villanova University

The Villanova School of Business invites applications for the John F. Connelly Chair in Management. The position has a start date of Fall 2024.

Established in 1998, the John F. Connelly Endowed Chair in Management supports the strategic direction of the Villanova School of Business, thereby enriching the academic and professional development opportunities available to business students.

The successful candidate will have an established record as a prominent scholar or is on pace to achieve that level. Working within the Department of Management and Operations, the Connelly Chair is expected to raise the national and international profile of the Villanova School of Business and maintain an active leadership presence within Villanova University and the broader scholarly community.

Minimum qualifications: Applicants must be at or above the Associate Professor level and possess a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Analytics, or related field. Preferred qualifications: Applicants should have an outstanding research and service record, demonstrate a continuing commitment to produce high level research in the field, be outstanding teachers, and be collegial in all respects.

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order.  Religious affiliation is not a requirement of employment. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.

The Villanova School of Business (VSB) was ranked the #1 undergraduate business school in the nation by Bloomberg BusinessWeek. VSB offers both undergraduate and graduate programs (including MBA, Executive MBA, and MS in Business Analytics) to over 2,500 business students.

Situated within the suburbs of Philadelphia, the Villanova School of Business is a premier educational institution that offers undergraduate programs, graduate programs, and executive education. Villanova University was founded by the Roman Catholic Order of Saint Augustine, and the Augustinian values of truth, community, caring, and leading through service are infused throughout all programs.

The Department of Management and Operations is an intellectually curious and collegial group. The Department publishes in top journals, such as Decision Sciences, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Operations Management, Management Science, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Operations Research, and Production and Operations Management, among others. Department members are active in leadership roles within journals and in the Decision Sciences Institute, INFORMS, POMS, and other organizations. The Department is collegial and works as a team to further individual research interests and teaching objectives.

For questions about the position, department, or university, please contact search committee chair Dr. Stephen Mahar at For full consideration for the position, complete applications should be submitted at

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