Research Assistant Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering

University of Florida

United States


The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida invites applications for a 12-month, non-tenure track, full-time, position at the rank of Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering at the UF Research & Engineering Education Facility (REEF) located in Shalimar, Florida.  The anticipated start date for this position is August 2020 with some flexibility for an earlier start based on individual needs.

The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering is currently implementing a major expansion of its faculty and is investing in state-of-the-art facilities to support interdisciplinary research and to enhance engineering education delivery. As part of this expansion plan, the College will reach 300 faculty members in the near future. For more information about these initiatives, please visit The University of Florida is the 7th best public university and 12th among ISE department graduate programs, according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report College rankings.

UF ISE offers BS, ME, MS, and PhD programs. We have approximately 500 undergraduate students and 150 graduate students. The department’s current external research expenditures exceed $2.3 million annually. Areas of strength include deterministic and stochastic optimization, production and supply chain systems, health systems engineering, and human systems engineering. More information about the department can be found at:

The UF-REEF supports the greater Eglin Air Force Base community, including the Air Force Research Laboratory and 96th  Test Wing. The REEF responds to Air Force research and educational needs, including offering courses that may lead to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in ISE. Current sponsored research areas include autonomy, optimization, machine learning, mechanics, optics, and energetics.  More information about the UF-REEF can be found at:



We welcome applications from individuals with strong research backgrounds who hold a doctorate in ISE or closely related field. Successful candidates are expected to teach distance learning graduate courses in ISE and develop an interdisciplinary research program in collaboration with other department and HWCOE faculty.  The incumbent will also supervise postdoctoral work at the REEF and will closely coordinate with the main-campus ISE Department administration and faculty in the development of research and teaching agendas. Candidates with interests in defense, human systems, data analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence, network security, and systems engineering, and design are strongly encouraged to apply. A strong background in methodologies of optimization, data analytics, human-systems integration, computational simulation and/or statistics is preferred.


Application Instructions

You must apply by submitting an application through Interfolio via (Job 54321). Application packages must include: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching interests for existing and new courses at the graduate level, a statement of interest and experience in working with diverse and under-represented groups in engineering diversity, copies of two or three significant publications, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For additional questions, you may contact the search committee co-chairs Dr. Elif Akçalı at and Dr. Nicholas Napoli at

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 an 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.

University of Florida counts among its greatest strengths a value for broad diversity among faculty, students, and staff and 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. Search committee meetings and interviews will be open to the public, and applications, resumes, and many other documents related to the search will be available for public inspection. The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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