Visiting Assistant Professor #495082

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Position Title:

Visiting Assistant Professor #495082





Job Summary/Basic Function:

Lamar University, a public, Carnegie Doctoral Research University, is seeking
outstanding scholars to join the faculty as a visiting assistant professor or instructor with interest and expertise in supply chain management and logistics including strategic asset management and big data applications in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering beginning Summer 2021.

Minimum Qualifications (Education & Experience):

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Industrial or Systems Engineering, or other Port/Terminal related PhD, from a top tier university and will have demonstrated the ability to work at the leading edge of his/her teaching and research area.

Lamar University (LU), a member of the Texas State University System, has experienced tremendous growth over the past decade, with enrollment steadily Increasing to more than 15,000. LU has been recognized nationally for its general education core curriculum, leadership in online education, selection as a member of the Honor Roll of the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Great Colleges to Work For". Lamar University received significant funding for a Center for Advances in the Study of Port Management beginning September 1, 2015. This Center is a collaboration between Lamar’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and the College of Business.

Candidates must have a demonstrated potential to develop and teach courses in logistics, transportation, supply chain design and analysis, and port and terminal operations management. Candidates must have demonstrated teaching capabilities (including online, flipped, etc.), excellent communication skills, ability to work effectively in teams, ability to develop industrial relations, successfully mentor both undergraduate and graduate students, and provide service to the university and profession. The ISE Department is focused on serving key local industries including the port/terminal, the maritime/offshore industry, and petrochemical industry. Ideal candidates should have research and teaching interests in one of the following areas of Port/Terminal Management, Port/Terminal Safety/Security, Port/Terminal Logistics, or other significant Port/Terminal related education and experience. Prior significant research endeavors, teaching, and experience in the Port/Terminal area is a plus.

Lamar received significant State funding for the Center for Advances in the Study of Port Management beginning fall 2015. The Department has research programs in Human Factors and Ergonomics, Safety, Engineering Education, Logistics, Environmental Science, Design and Manufacturing, Micro-manufacturing, Engineering Management, Reliability, and Big Data. The Department has established relationships with major ports located in south east Texas, Houston and beyond. The Department offers an ABET accredited undergraduate industrial engineering program as well as masters and doctoral programs.

EEO Statement:

Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Veteran's Preference:

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.

Security Sensitive Statement:

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Lamar Expectation of Quality:

Employee will support the mission of Lamar by providing high quality, professional services, timely responses and solutions to customer requests.


This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. But, this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position. This description is subject to modification as the needs and requirements of the position change. Lamar University reserves the right to revise, change or eliminate this job description at any time.

Other duties may be assigned to this position on a regular or occasional basis to respond to the needs of the university.

This Job Description is not intended to be a contract of employment or a legal document. Employment with Lamar University is at will, and may be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time. Nothing in this Job Description shall be interpreted to be in conflict with or to eliminate or modify in any way the employment-at-will status of Lamar University employees.

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications are encouraged for immediate review with the interview process beginning in April 2021. The initial deadline for applications is April 31, 2021 but will remain open until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, statements describing your teaching and research experience, goals, qualifications for this position, and three letters of reference online at:

For additional information about the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at LU please visit: For the College of Business at LU, please visit:

If you have questions, please contact:

Victor Zaloom, PhD, PE
Interim Professor and Chair
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering Fellow Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers [email protected]

Lamar University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, and Encourages Applications from Women and Other Groups Traditionally Underrepresented in Engineering

Lamar University is a Member of the Texas State University System

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Posted: 4/6/2021
Application Due: 7/5/2021
Work Type: Full Time