The Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution, College of Engineering, at Texas A&M University invites applications for a tenured or tenure track faculty position in the Industrial Distribution Program at the assistant, associate, or full professor levels starting in Fall 2023. This is a nine-month, full-time, academic appointment. Candidates should have relevant hands-on experience with: wholesale distribution industry or Business-to- Business (B2B) channels, especially in the areas of value creation and channel development, industrial sales and services, market development for engineered, industrial, products, services, and solutions.
The successful applicant will teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels; advise and mentor graduate students; develop an independent, externally funded research program; participate in all aspects of the department's activities; and serve the profession. Through effective industrial advisory committees that provide valuable guidance, the department has numerous opportunities for the development of laboratories and sponsorship of applied research activities. By being an integral part of the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University, there is excellent interaction with faculty in other programs to support large scale college initiatives, as well as access to graduate students to assist in instructional and applied research activities.
The Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution is unique among the 15 departments within the College of Engineering, due to its strong focus on applied research and undergraduate education. Currently, the department has 96 tenured/tenure-track and non-tenure track faculty members to support academic programs in electronic systems engineering technology, multidisciplinary engineering technology, manufacturing and mechanical engineering technology, technology management, and industrial distribution with an overall enrollment of approximately 2,319 undergraduate and 225 graduate students. The faculty also supports approximately $3 million annually in applied research and professional development efforts spanning areas that include embedded systems, communications, advanced manufacturing, intelligent product design and development, information technology management, human-computer interaction, sales management, distribution operations and supply chain management, and educational research.
Texas A&M University is located in the twin cities of Bryan and College Station, Texas, with a population of more than 273,000 and conveniently centrally located in a triangle formed by Dallas, Houston and Austin. Texas A&M has more than 69,400 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled. Research expenditures total more than $922 million annually, ranking Texas A&M in the top tier of universities nationwide. The Texas A&M University System has an endowment valued at more than $13.6 billion and Texas A&M University ranks 3rd among U.S. public universities and 8th overall. With more than 700 faculty members and over 20,000 students, the College of Engineering is one of the largest engineering schools in the country. The college is ranked 8th in graduate studies and 7th in undergraduate programs among public institutions by U.S. News & World Report, with nine of the college's 15 departments ranked in the Top 10. The college is also ranked 3rd in research expenditures by the American Society for Engineering Education. Texas A&M is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and having policies that contribute to work-life balance.
Applicants must have an earned doctorate in a related field such as Sales and Marketing, Business Management, or a closely related discipline in engineering and/or business. Strong preference is given to applicants with at least one degree in an engineering or related technical field. Strong written and verbal communication skills are also required. Applicants should consult the department's website to review our academic and research programs (https://engineering.tamu.edu/etid/index.html).
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, diversity statement, and a list of four references (including postal addresses, phone numbers and email addresses) by applying for this specific position at apply.interfolio.com/115105. Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 15, 2022. Applications received after that date may be considered until position(s) are filled. It is anticipated the appointment will begin Fall 2023.
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