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Job No: 531563
Work Type: Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Engineering
Department: 19060000 - EG-INDUSTRIAL / SYSTEMS ENG

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Job Description:

The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida (UF) invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, faculty member in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) with credentials to join at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor.

We are seeking individuals with expertise in various ISE and/or interdisciplinary methods with focus in smart manufacturing (Industry 4.0). Areas of application include, but are not limited to, additive manufacturing, industrialized construction and infrastructure, semiconductors, space, aerospace, robotics, agriculture, sustainable manufacturing practices, supply chain operations, agile and/or in-situ quality assurance modeling, and structural health monitoring.

Duties and responsibilities include:
  • Establishing a robust research program
  • Developing a high-quality publication record at UF
  • Supervising Ph.D. students
  • Teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses in ISE

Outstanding candidates will be considered for available endowed appointments (faculty fellowships) at the time of offer.

The ideal candidate would have:
  • Prior experience in the interplay between ISE and/or interdisciplinary methods and applications in smart manufacturing,
  • Clear agenda for substantially contributing to current department-funded research, and
  • Passion for mentoring and leading early-career faculty to success.

Preference will be given to applicants with established research directions and active portfolios.

UF ISE offers BS, ME, MS, and Ph.D. degrees. We have approximately 415 undergraduate students and about 180 graduate students. The Department hosts research in various application areas including advanced manufacturing, energy systems, healthcare systems, manufacturing systems, supply chain systems, and transportation systems. We also currently host methodological research in data analytics, machine learning, human systems engineering, optimization, simulation, and stochastic analysis. There are also outstanding opportunities for interdisciplinary work across the UF campus. More information about the department can be found at

The University of Florida is the flagship campus of the State of Florida university system and is ranked as the #1 best public US university according to the Wall Street Journal. UF is currently ranked as one of the top-6 best public universities, 6th according to the 2024 U.S. News & World Report of Best Colleges. UF is home to HiPerGator, which ranks 3rd among university supercomputers in the nation. In addition, the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering is currently implementing a major expansion of faculty and state-of-the-art research and education facilities with a focus on AI. The Malachowsky Hall for Data Science & Information Technology, a 260,000 sq feet facility that serves as the hub for Artificial Intelligence, opened in Fall 2023. The College will reach 300 faculty members this year. For more information about our college initiatives, please visit The University and College are committed to attracting, hiring, and retaining top talent by valuing diversity of thought, skill, and experience. As an equal opportunity employer, we believe in fostering environments where team members feel included, valued for their differences, and empowered to do their best work.

Expected Salary:

Salary to commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

PhD from distinct engineering disciplines (in addition to Industrial and Systems Engineering) and related fields (e.g., computer science and statistics).

Preferred Qualifications:

Special Instructions to Applicants:

The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to receive applications until the position is filled. You must apply by submitting an application through UF Careers via (Job 531563). The application consists of attached PDF files of the following required documents: 1. Cover letter (summary and introduction; relate to hiring emphasis areas) 2. Curriculum vitae. 3. Names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references. Additional documents should be uploaded as one PDF to the “other documents” selection in the application. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1st. For additional questions, contact Elif Akçalı @

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

If accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

The University of Florida is an equal employment employer and is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit-based factors. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring, appraisal systems, promotions, training, and career development programs.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required:

Applications Close: Open until filled

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