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Assistant Professors, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Applications and nominations are invited for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The ISE Department offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Industrial Engineering and MS and PhD degrees with an Engineering Management concentration. The Department currently has a total of 10 tenured or tenure-track faculty members and an enrollment of approximately 321 students, including 162 UG, 106 MS and 53 PhD students. The Department relocated to the new $25-million John D. Tickle Engineering Building in Summer 2013.  The Department is entering a new era and is expected to play an important role in the Tickle College of Engineering’s vision to become a leading research institution and to take advantage of unique opportunities for research partnerships with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Y-12 security complex and the National Institute for Computational Sciences.  ISE also actively interacts with on-campus centers including the Reliability and Maintainability Center, the Center for Transportation Research, the state’s Institute for Public Service, and the Center for Industrial Services. For additional information about the Department, please visit

Available effective August 1, 2018, this position will include a competitive compensation package commensurate with experience and qualifications.  The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain a scholarly, externally funded, research program; to supervise graduate students; to develop and teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; and to provide service to the Department.

An earned doctorate in Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering, Operations Research, or a closely related field is required. The successful applicants will have strong problem-solving and communication skills and the ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment. A strong commitment to teaching excellence and publications in leading journals are expected. Preferred qualifications are teaching experience, industrial experience, and demonstrated ability to attract external funding.

Individuals interested in applying should submit as a single PDF file consisting of: a letter of interest addressing qualifications, research interests and teaching interests; curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information for at least 3 professional references to the search chair, Dr. Mingzhou Jin, at Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.  All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

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