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Assistant/Associate Professor

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please apply by electronically submitting a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one page statement of research plans and the name and contact information of three references. Review of applications will start on December 1, 2017 and will continue until a candidate is selected and recommended for appointment.

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Assistant/Associate Professor
Posting Number P1013F

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

The Auburn University Industrial and Systems Engineering Department seeks to fill up to two (2) faculty positions at the Assistant and/or Associate Professor level. Successful candidates should be able to teach classes at the graduate and undergraduate levels in the areas of systems engineering, advanced manufacturing and simulation. Specific areas of research interest include (1) application of systems engineering in the design and development of complex systems to include requirements development and analysis and system architecture and modeling, (2) manufacturing system design and development including the machine to machine networking and data collection, industrial internet of things, Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0, (3) simulation development, application and analysis of complex systems with emphasis on random processes, model building and construction of computer simulation models, (4) large scale optimization, and (5) data analytics.
The successful candidate will be expected to establish a strong extramurally-funded research program, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, contribute to mentoring students, and will participate in outreach and provide service to the department, college, and university. The successful candidate is expected to bring experience, innovation, enthusiasm, technology, and leadership to the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering or a related field from an ABET accredited institution. A commensurate record of successful academic activities, including funded research, teaching and scholarly publications, will be required for applicants at the associate professor level.
The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue to work legally for the proposed term of employment.

Desired Qualifications

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. A record of high quality research publications, funded research, and successful industry collaborations.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please apply by electronically submitting a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one page statement of research plans and the name and contact information of three references. Review of applications will start on December 1, 2017 and will continue until a candidate is selected and recommended for appointment.

Posting Detail Information

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Open Until Filled Yes
References required for this position? Yes
If yes, minimum number requested 3

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Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  3. Statement of Research and/or Goals
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Rec1 (supplied by applicant-optional)
  2. Letter of Rec2 (supplied by applicant-optional)
  3. Letter of Rec3 (supplied by applicant-optional)
  4. Transcripts