Assistant Professor

Job description

Position Number:


Working Title:

Assistant Professor

Classification Title:

9-Mo Tenure-Track/ Tenured Faculty


College of Engineering (Col)


Systems Engineering and Engineering Management

Position Designation:


Employment Type:

Permanent - Full-time

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Primary Purpose of Department:

Our program provides accessible, high-quality education in Systems Engineering and equips students with intellectual and professional skills, ethical principles, and a global perspective. In particular, we furnish comprehensive and methodical curricula in Systems Engineering to students.
Advance innovative research, industrial applications, and practices in the Systems Engineering discipline.
Provide quality services to the public and industries in the Charlotte region, in the State of North Carolina, in the U.S., and in the world.

Vacancy Open to:

All Candidates

Description of Work:

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate goals.
Teaching, Advising, Curriculum and Instructional Development – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, advising and consultation, directing student research, curriculum and instructional development, and grading student work.
Scholarly Research, Creative, and Other Professional Activities – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to participate in expanding the knowledge base of her/his academic field by conducting research or engaging in other creative activities as appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to research may include but are not limited to: research/creative activity that generates new knowledge and/or synthesizes and/or integrates existing knowledge, publication, an on-going agenda for research, scholarly, and creative activity, and are expected to seek extramural support for their work.
Service to University, the Public, and the Profession – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to engage in a program of service appropriate to their discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to service may include but are not limited to: service to the administration and governance of the University, public service, and service to the profession.

To view the complete Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty document visit our website:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate abilities 1) to conduct sustainable funded research in Operations Research with application(s) to healthcare, humanitarian aid, energy, transportation and/or advanced manufacturing. 2) To publish scholarly articles in reputed journals in the research area. 3) to effectively teach graduate and undergraduate courses. and 4) to render services within and outside the university. Student advising, supervision of student project teams, course assessment and other administrative assignments are also required duties.

Candidates must be able to work independently as well as with a diverse team, demonstrate excellent leadership, organizational, and communication skills; and be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment to serve a diverse student population as well as faculty, alumni, and employers. As such, candidates must be able to operate within and help create an inclusive environment that facilitates student learning and development.

Minimum Experience/Education:

UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:

Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in Systems Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Operations Research, or a closely related field. Candidates who have an undergraduate degree in math or engineering are preferred.

Special Notes to Applicants:

The starting date for this position is August 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Only electronic application submissions through will be accepted.
Please include the following documents with your electronic submission:
1) Cover letter (that indicates how the candidate meets the items identified in the advertisement)
2) Curriculum vitae
3) A one-page statement of research
4) A one-page statement of teaching
5) Contact information of three references
For further questions, please contact: Systems Engineering Faculty Search Committee at [email protected]
As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.
The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree.
The selected candidate will be subject to a criminal background check.

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Posted: 4/11/2021
Application Due: 7/10/2021
Work Type: Full Time