Job ID: 172130

Assistant Professor - Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISE)

University of Florida

  • Nov. 12, 2021
  • Assistant Professor - Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISE)
  • Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering
  • University of Florida
    Gainesville, FL
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Industrial & Systems Engineering
    Manufacturing & Quality Engineering

The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida (UF) invites applications for a full-time, nine-month tenure accruing faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE). The position focuses on advanced manufacturing with applications of data analytics and/or artificial intelligence (AI) for the digitization of manufacturing management. Potential research opportunities for this position include collaborations with the College of Medicine, the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the College of Public Health and Health Professionals, and Department of Statistics.

UF ISE offers BS, ME, MS and Ph.D. degrees. We have approximately 500 undergraduate students and 200 graduate students. The Department hosts research in various application areas including energy systems, healthcare systems, supply chain systems and transportation systems. We also currently host methodological research in data analytics, human systems engineering, optimization, simulation, and stochastic analysis. There are also outstanding opportunities for interdisciplinary work across the UF campus. More information about the department can be found at

UF is currently ranked as one of the top-10 best public universities, 5th according to the 2022 U.S. News & World Report of Best Colleges. The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering is currently implementing a major expansion of faculty and state-of-the-art research and education facilities. The College will reach 300 faculty members in the near future with the ISE Department currently comprised of 23 permanent members. For more information about our College initiatives, please visit The University and College count among its greatest strengths a value of broad diversity among faculty, students and staff and a robust, inclusive and welcoming climate for learning and research. UF is committed to equal educational and employment opportunity and access and seeks individuals of all races, ethnicities, genders and other attributes who, among their many exceptional qualifications, have a record of including a broad diversity of individuals in research and learning activities.

In addition to having a doctorate degree in ISE or a closely related discipline, the applicant must possess an academic record and potential for research and teaching excellence in the manufacturing field. Potential candidates will be expected to provide a clear agenda for future research directions including funding opportunities and collaborations both within the department and externally. Candidates will be expected to have awareness of future trends in funding and research opportunities in advanced manufacturing and target application areas such as AI for manufacturing management, AI for advanced manufacturing, manufacturing using collaborative robots, regenerative medicine, and bio-manufacturing. Candidates will be expected to develop a high-quality publication record at UF, supervise Ph.D. students, and teach manufacturing courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately, with the first full committee screening occurring on November 1, 2021, and will continue to receive applications until the position is filled. All applications must be submitted through Interfolio at: (Please see Job Requisition #82048). Complete applications must include the following files in PDF format: (1) cover letter including summary and introduction related to hiring emphasis areas; (2) a personal statement including identification of any synergies with UF ISE as well as UF investigators, centers & institutes; (3) a diversity statement including experience in working with diverse and underrepresented groups in engineering; (4) a curriculum vitae including a 1-page CV highlights; (5) a research program vision statement with a focus on how any plans will support the department and college; (6) a teaching statement including a personal philosophy and interests; (7) up to three representative journal articles (co-)authored by the applicant; and (8) the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of no less than three and up to five references. The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. The anticipated start for the position is Fall 2022 with some flexibility for an earlier start based on individual needs.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Law.

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