Job ID: 172176

Assistant Professor in Industrial Engineering

University of Alabama in Huntsville

  • Nov. 15, 2021
  • Assistant Professor in Industrial Engineering
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville
    Huntsville, AL
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Industrial & Systems Engineering

The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Engineering Management at The University of Alabama in Huntsville invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Industrial Engineering. The position is at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor. Duties include research, teaching, and service with a focus on interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary research on the development and manufacturing of systems.

Applicant qualifications should include: (a) a Ph.D. in engineering or related field; (b) evidence of capability to establish a successful externally funded research program; © a strong commitment to teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students in a research university; © interest in working in a cross-disciplinary team environment across multiple academic and research units; (d) have an interest in performing university and professional service. Work or research experience in the defense, automotive, and aerospace industries or a background in advanced manufacturing and optimization is also desirable.

August 17th, 2022

The College of Engineering is comprised of five Departments and has the largest enrollment of the university’s five academic colleges. The research focus in the college includes three of several National Academy of Engineering (NAE) grand challenge problems – secure cyberspace; restore and improve urban infrastructure; and engineer tools of scientific discovery.
The Industrial and Systems Engineering and Engineering Management (ISEEM) Department offers BSIE, MSE, MSOR and Ph.D. degrees. The Department has an ABET-accredited undergraduate program in Industrial and Systems Engineering. Our faculty currently consists of five tenure-track/tenured members, one clinical member, and one lecturer. Our student body includes approximately 100 undergraduate and 150 graduate students. Our faculty’s research interests include complex systems engineering and design, systems science, model-based systems engineering, incorporation of end-user models and simulations in systems, design preference communication in systems engineering, quality systems design and assessment, lean manufacturing, health systems, additive manufacturing, engineering management, applied statistics, and artificial intelligence/critiquing systems. Rapid growth in faculty, students, and research funding is intended in this field given the large engineering and scientific workforce of the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, the Redstone Arsenal, Cummings Research Park, and other area industries.

The University of Alabama in Huntsville, classified as a High Research Activity institution, offers academic and research programs in the Colleges of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering; Nursing; Professional Studies; and Science. Huntsville maintains one of the highest per capita incomes and standards of living in the Southeast. It is a national center of aerospace and high technology research and is home to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. Huntsville and surrounding communities present many opportunities for healthcare research and professional practice.

Huntsville is in northern Alabama and is the county seat of Madison County. Huntsville grew across nearby hills north of the Tennessee River, adding textile mills, many manufacturing organizations, NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, the United States Army Materiel Command, Aviation and Missile Command, Space and Missile Defense Command, and the Missile Defense Agency located nearby the Redstone Arsenal. The National Trust for Historic Preservation named Huntsville to its "America’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations for 2010" list.
Huntsville has a population of 215,006 as of the 2020 census, making it Alabama’s most populous city. U.S. News and World Report ranked Huntsville 3rd in the 25 best places to live in the U.S. for 2021-2022.

Application material (in pdf format) including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, short summary of current research interests (1-2 pages), teaching philosophy (1-2 pages), a brief statement on how you would contribute towards creating an inclusive environment consistent with UAH’s core values (1 page), and the names of three references, should be sent to
The University of Alabama in Huntsville is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Consistent with our core values of integrity, respect, diligence, excellence, inclusiveness, and diversity, the University strongly encourages applications from members of all under-represented groups. An offer of employment at the University is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check.
Consideration of applications will begin immediately, and the search will remain open until the position is filled. The anticipated starting date is for the fall term, August 17th, 2022. Attendance in new-faculty orientation sessions prior to the official starting date is required.

The University of Alabama in Huntsville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer of minorities/ females/ veterans/ disabled.

UAH mandates that all employees maintain compliance with current federal regulations.

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    University of Alabama in Huntsville
    301 Sparkman Drive
    Olin B. King Technology Hall, Room N143
    Huntsville, AL 35899

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