Skip to main content

This job has expired

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Industrial and Systems Engineering

NC State University
Raleigh, NC

Job Details

Posting Number:


Internal Recruitment :


Working Title:

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Industrial and Systems Engineering

Anticipated Hiring Range:

Assistant professor is $100,000 – $130,000, Associate Professor is $115 ,000 – $130,000, and Full professor is $130,000 – $200,000.

Work Schedule:

Work schedule may vary. It depends on the needs of the program and the course(s) you are teaching.

Job Location:

Raleigh, NC

Department :

Industrial and Systems Engineering

About the Department:

The Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at NC State strives to improve society through research and education related to health systems, human factors and ergonomics, data analytics and optimization, supply chain and logistics engineering, and advanced manufacturing. The ISE community includes more than 25 faculty, 10 core staff, 300 undergraduate students, 200 graduate students, and others affiliated with connected centers and degrees, where we work together in a collaborative, diverse, and collegial environment (ranked 12 th in field by US News). NC State ISE is based in Raleigh, NC, which was recently named Best Places to Live by US News and World Report, with proximity to urban areas, beaches, mountains, great restaurants, cultural activities, and more. Our location also represents the eastern point of the Research Triangle and places us close to three major universities, a large number of world-class companies and several leading research institutes.

In ISE, innovative research is conducted within and across areas, along with interdisciplinary collaborations across the university and beyond. In addition to degrees in ISE, the department leads a Master’s in Engineering Management degree (, collaborates on graduate degrees in Operations Research (, and supports the Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering ( Master’s degree. The department houses two state funded centers, including the Ergonomics Center of North Carolina (, which is the only center of its kind at a U.S. public research institution, and the Center for Additive Manufacturing and Logistics (, which is one of the most advanced manufacturing and 3D printing laboratories in the country.

The department is supported by world-class laboratory facilities for computing, manufacturing, and human factors and ergonomics research, enhanced by the new Fitts-Woolard Hall, located on NC State’s Centennial Campus near the award-winning Hunt Library and numerous industry and governmental facilities. Our faculty are internationally renowned in their fields, and they have extensive collaborations with other departments, universities, medical schools, and other external partners. NC State students ‘think and do’ with active learning on real-life problems across the entire ISE discipline, and our students become leaders in academia, industry, and government. NC State engineering is expanding, with up to 40% growth in faculty, staff, undergraduate, and graduate students expected over the coming years.

Essential Job Duties:

The faculty in Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at NC State invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor. We expect that one position is in the field of Human Factors and ergonomics, with a research focus in areas such as transportation safety, human performance modeling, or sociotechnical systems, along with expertise in next-generation human-AI teaming. We expect that a second position is in the field of Health systems, where we have special interest in the intersection of data science and health, with some methodological background in optimization, dynamic programming, and/or artificial intelligence and machine learning. The expected start date for positions is Fall 2024.

Other faculty positions are available through university faculty clusters such as biomanufacturing, genomics, health, etc., or at a later date. Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering, Operations Research, or associated degrees with an engineering, math, or computer science focus.

In addition, general research responsibilities for faculty include a commitment to original and independent work and pursuing interdisciplinary collaborations, both within and external to NC State. Health systems applicants will connect with potential collaborators such as at UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke University, Research Triangle Institute, the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, the NC State Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center, or other organizations. Human systems applicants will be expected to participate in the North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center, a center funded by CDC/National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety.

Review of applications will begin October 30, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

Other Responsibilities:

NC State promotes an integrated approach to problem solving that transforms lives and provides leadership for social, economic, and technological development across North Carolina and around the world. NC State’s land grant mission of teaching, research and service is dedicated to the service of North Carolina and its people. Applicants are encouraged to review the institution’s mission, vision and strategic plan,and consider how their background, interest and experience would enable them to support the university.

Minimum Education and Experience:

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering or a related area along with appropriate experience by their start date:

  • Rank of Assistant Professor – Demonstrated ability and the potential for directing activities in the mutually agreed upon realms of responsibility; ability and willingness to participate in department, college, and university affairs; a doctoral degree in Industrial Engineering or closely-related discipline.
  • Rank of Associate Professor – Recognized ability and potential for distinction, and demonstrated ability to direct activities, in the mutually agreed upon realms of responsibility; demonstrated ability and willingness to participate in department, college, and university affairs; a doctoral degree in Industrial Engineering or closely-related discipline.
  • Rank of Professor – Distinguished achievement, and demonstrated ability to direct activities, in the mutually agreed upon realms of responsibility; established reputation in the individual’s profession; demonstrated ability and willingness to participate in department, college, and university affairs; a doctoral degree in Industrial Engineering or closely-related discipline.

Other Required Qualifications:

  • Excellent teaching skills and an ability to conduct research programs supportive of the Department interest.
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills are required.

Preferred Qualifications:


Required License(s) or Certification(s):


Valid NC Driver's License required:


Commercial Driver's License required:


Job Open Date:


Anticipated Close Date:

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit the following:

  • cover letter
  • CV
  • research statement
  • teaching statement
  • outreach and engagement statement (use other document 1)
  • names and contact information of three professional references online
  • up to three representative publications (use other document 2)

Position Number:

00000611, 00000603

Position Type:

Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):



9 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events:

Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Department ID:

140601 - Fitts Dept Indust & Syst Engr


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.


NC State: Think and Do

NC State was founded with a purpose: to create economic, societal and intellectual prosperity for the people of North Carolina and the country. We began as a land-grant institution teaching the agricultural and mechanical arts. Today, we're a pre-eminent research enterprise with 12 colleges excelling in all major academic fields.

NC State studentsOur 34,000 high-performing students take what they learn in the classroom and apply it in the real world by conducting research, working in internships and co-ops, and performing acts of world-changing service. That experiential education ensures that they leave here ready to lead the workforce. NC State's 13:1 student-faculty ratio is one of the reasons why we're the best college for your money in North Carolina (Money) and the No. 5 best value among public universities nationally (U.S. News & World Report).

Overcoming Challenges, Improving Lives

NC State is one of only two universities in the nation leading two National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers — one developing wearable, self-powered health monitors, and the other researching smart-grid technology. We’re also leading interdisciplinary efforts to curb nuclear proliferation, help farmers confront climate change and build a new American manufacturing sector.

Our research doesn't just get published in a journal or sit on a shelf; it makes an impact. NC State is No. 6 nationwide in commercialization agreements based on university research, and we're No. 2 among universities without a medical school. Our Cooperative Extension Service provides research-based information to citizens in all 100 North Carolina counties. In addition, our industrial extension unit — Industry Expansion Solutions — has created an economic benefit for the state's manufacturers averaging $149 million per year since 2005.

Bright Minds Creating a Bold Future

NC State’s 9,000 faculty and staff are world leaders in their fields, bridging the divides between academic disciplines and training high-caliber students to meet tomorrow’s challenges. NC State students won two Goldwater scholarships, five Fulbright scholarships, one Churchill scholarship and a record-breaking 25 National Science Foundation graduate research fellowships in the 2016-2017 academic year. In addition, 25 faculty are members of the National Academies.

NC State bldg in darkOur Centennial Campus, an award-winning public-private research campus, is home to more than 70 partner organizations working alongside more than 70 NC State research and academic units. Centennial is also the location of the innovative Hunt Library, which Time magazine has dubbed “the library of the future.”

In Raleigh and Around the World

It all happens in one of the best cities in America. A top spot for job-seekers and tech professionals, Raleigh is nationally recognized as a leading urban center:

NC State building oldWith Durham and Chapel Hill, Raleigh anchors the Research Triangle, a national hotspot for high-tech enterprise. The top companies in the region — including IBM, Cisco Systems, SAS Institute, Biogen Idec and GlaxoSmithKline — are among the country’s best employers. They also lead the way in hiring new NC State graduates.

More than 130 years after its creation, NC State continues to make its founding purpose a reality. Every day, our career-ready graduates and world-leading faculty make the fruits of learning and discovery available to people across the state, throughout the nation and around the world.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert