Chair & Professor

Location
Gainesville, Florida
Posted
Oct 22, 2015
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Classification Title:

CHAIR & PROFESSOR

Job Description:

Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Professor and Chair of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida (UF), the flagship campus of the State of Florida University system.  The ISE Department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degree programs with an enrollment of about 560 full-time undergraduate students and 184 graduate students of which 24 are Ph.D. students.  The ISE Department has 12 tenured or tenure-track faculty members with several INFORMS, IIE, AAAS and IEEE Fellows.  The Department also has 4 NSF CAREER Award winners and 1 ONR YIP Award winner. The Department's current external research expenditures exceed 1.8 million annually. The Department enjoys strong rankings in U.S. News and World Report as being 17th overall (and 12th public) graduate program. Areas of research strength in the Department include: Applied Deterministic and Stochastic Optimization, Network Optimization, Transportation, Financial, Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Supply Chain and Health Care Applications. For more information about the ISE Department and the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, please visit www.ise.ufl.edu and www.eng.ufl.edu, respectively.

In addition to overseeing the operational management of the Department, responsibilities of the Chair include:  (1) creating a compelling vision for the advancement of the department to include increasing existing strengths, fostering new disciplines in emerging fields within ISE, and strengthening interdisciplinary efforts across the College and University; (2) facilitating both the professional and scholarly growth of the faculty, particularly the junior faculty; (3) ensuring cutting-edge education is provided to all undergraduate and graduate students; (4) enhancing the working partnership with the leaders of UF colleges and departments, administrations, industry and government agencies along with facilitating knowledge and technology transfer with industry; (5) recruiting a diverse faculty and student body; (6) increasing sponsored research, private and external funding opportunities for the department, cultivate corporate, governmental, alumni and other private donations.

Qualifications: Earned Ph.D. and research and teaching experience in industrial engineering, operations research or closely related field is required.  In addition, we are seeking an individual who is a distinguished scholar in their field of research, with demonstrated academic credentials sufficient for appointment at the Full Professor level; is committed to high academic standards; is skilled in the development and expansion of sponsored research programs; is experienced in enhancing the representation and success of underrepresented populations; has excellent leadership, management and interpersonal skills as well as written and oral communication skills; and encourages open, collaborative and inclusive problem solving.

All candidates should apply through the UF Jobs website: https://jobs.ufl.edu/, reference position 494995.  The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on December 1, 2015, and continue accepting applications until the position is filled. For further questions, you may contact the search committee chair Dr. John Harris at harris@ece.ufl.edu.  

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  It counts among its greatest strengths -- and a major component of its excellence – that it values broad diversity in its faculty, students, and staff and creates a robust, inclusive and welcoming climate for learning, research and other work.  UF is committed to equal educational and employment opportunity and access and seeks individuals of all races, ethnicities, genders and other attributes who, among their many exceptional qualifications, have a record of including a broad diversity of individuals in work and learning activities.  The selection process will be conducted in accord with the provisions of Florida's "Government in the Sunshine" and Public Records Laws.Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Minimum Requirements:

Earned Ph.D. and research and teaching experience in industrial engineering, operations research or closely related field is required.  In addition, we are seeking an individual who is a distinguished scholar in their field of research, with demonstrated academic credentials sufficient for appointment at the Full Professor level; is committed to high academic standards; is skilled in the development and expansion of sponsored research programs; is experienced in enhancing the representation and success of underrepresented populations; has excellent leadership, management and interpersonal skills as well as written and oral communication skills; and encourages open, collaborative and inclusive problem solving.

Preferred Qualifications:
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Final candidate will be required to provide 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 education 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), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

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