Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering

University of Wisconsin Madison

United States



Job no: 100389-FA

Work type: Faculty-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Engineering, Instructional


Position Summary:
Faculty position with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering.


Principal Duties:
The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applicants for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position beginning August 2020 or later to complement our existing research programs in manufacturing and production systems, decision sciences/operations research, health systems engineering, and human factors.


At this time, we are specifically interested in candidates who can contribute to our department's vision of building, analyzing, and leveraging smart and interconnected systems, with a focus on data analytics for industrial applications. Specific research areas of interest include but are not limited to industrial data analytics theory and algorithms for system modeling, analysis, and optimization, including product/process/service design and optimization; system automation and process control; human-technology and human-robot interaction; autonomy and decision support in smart cities and communities, and the security of cyber-physical industrial systems. Industrial domains of interest include, but are not limited to, advanced manufacturing, energy, healthcare, transportation, service, and sociotechnical systems.


Applicants should have an outstanding academic record, exceptional potential for creative research, and a commitment to both undergraduate and graduate education in industrial and systems engineering. Applicants are expected to create and maintain a strong program of research, provide classroom and individual training for undergraduate and graduate degree-seeking students, classroom instruction, and contribute to the intellectual and academic life of the department. University and professional service will be expected as appropriate.


Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.


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Degree and Area of Specialization:
PhD in Industrial Engineering or related field


Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:
Applicants should have an outstanding academic record, exceptional potential for creative research, and a commitment to both undergraduate and graduate education. Appointment to this tenure-track or tenured position requires the PhD degree.


Additional Information:
The University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering strives to foster a respectful, diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment. THE DEADLINE FOR ENSURING FULL CONSIDERATION IS OCTOBER 13, 2019, but positions will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.




Work Type:
Full Time: 100%


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Anticipated Begin Date:
AUGUST 17, 2020


ACADEMIC (9 months)


Instructions to Applicants:
THE DEADLINE FOR ENSURING FULL CONSIDERATION IS OCTOBER 13, 2019, but positions will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.


HOW TO APPLY: Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process. To apply for this position, you will need to provide Cover Letter, CV, Teaching Statement, Research Statement, and Contact Information for 3 references entered in the form. Submitted materials should include candidate's thoughts on diversity, equity, and inclusion, including previous activities and/or future plans in these areas, in relevant sections of their applications.


NOTE: Please indicate in writing if you request that your identity be kept confidential. If you do not indicate your preference to remain confidential, the University may be required to disclose your identify and application materials. The identify of finalists and successful candidates will be revealed upon request.

Jeff Linderoth, Chair ISyE Faculty Search Committee


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Applications Open: Sep 9 2019 Central Daylight Time

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