The Department of Engineering in the College of Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC) invites applications for the Rogelio Benavides Endowed Chair in Industrial Safety and Professor of Industrial Engineering. The expected start date will be fall 2021. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute significantly to the development of the new Bachelor of Science program in Industrial Engineering at TAMU-CC that began in the fall 2020 semester, including curriculum development and refinement, teaching engineering courses, and mentoring students. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop education and research programs in industrial engineering, human factors, and occupational safety. Tenure status is open and will be determined upon qualifications.
The Department of Engineering prepares well-educated, highly skilled, and socially and professionally responsible engineers and engineering technologists from a diverse population of students so that they can have productive and rewarding careers at local, state and national levels. Graduates will be well grounded in the fundamentals of engineering, mathematics, science, communications, and problem solving. To ensure that our graduates are valued by industry and to continually improve our program, input is sought from employers, our alumni and an industry advisory committee so that the changing needs of industry are met. The Department of Engineering offers programs leading to Bachelor of Science degrees in industrial engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and mechanical engineering technology.
Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi is a rapidly growing doctoral research university with more than 11,600 students. A Hispanic-Serving Institution on the cultural border with Latin America, TAMU-CC provides a robust campus experience focused on student and faculty success. Located on its own island on the Texas Gulf Coast, the "Island University" was recently recognized as one of the most beautiful coastal campuses in the United States. State-of-the-art classroom and laboratory buildings, support facilities, and recognized faculty strategically position TAMU-CC to achieve its goal of national and international prominence as an emerging research institution as designated in the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Accountability System.
- An earned Ph.D. degree in industrial engineering or a closely related field;
- An established record of scholarship with significant journal publications;
- A track record of external funding that supported the candidate’s research in areas of industrial safety or in human factors engineering related to industrial safety.
- Experience in interdisciplinary research and with government or industrial research laboratories.