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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor

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Position Details

Special Instructions

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Posting Details

Posting Number 600261
Working Title Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor
Advertised Employing Department Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Appointment Type Faculty - Tenure-Eligible
Base of Employment B - Faculty (9 Months)
Full or Part Time Full-Time
Pay Frequency Monthly
Proposed Start Date August 16, 2017
Proposed End Date or Length of Term
Number of Months Employed Per Year 9
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE) at Iowa State University invites applications for a faculty position as an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in the areas of engineering statistics and data analytics for high-dimensional and/or data-rich problems. Candidates will be expected to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses, establish and sustain a strong research program in their area of expertise, act as adviser to graduate students and undergraduate student research, collaborate across the department and college and provide service to the department, college, university, and profession.

The successful applicant will participate in all aspects of the department’s mission, including developing a strong externally funded research program, teaching and supervising students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and participating in service to the university. Candidates are expected to share our commitment to achieving excellence through diversity and inclusion.

Required Education and Experience

An earned Ph.D. in Statistics or a closely related field by the employment start date.

Strong theoretical training in statistics

Demonstrated ability to develop sound new statistical methodology for application in engineering problems

Exposure to engineering research or operations problems

Candidates at the level of Assistant Professor must demonstrate ability or potential for funded research and for excellence in teaching in engineering statistics and data analytics.

Candidates at the level of Associate or Full Professor, in addition to the above, must demonstrate ability for funded research and for excellence in teaching in engineering statistics and data analytics commensurate with qualifications for the rank at Iowa State University.

Preferred Education and Experience

Practical experience in some area of engineering statistics and/or (big) data analytics

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)
Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)
Department/Program & College Description

The IMSE department has a history of excellence in classical engineering statistics (including reliability, experimental design and analysis, statistical metrology, and process control) and in big data analytics. It has collaborations in these areas across the Engineering College and University. The College of Engineering comprises 8 departments with 250+ faculty members and annual research expenditures exceeding $88 million.

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled, and served by over 6,100 faculty and staff (see Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted second best most livable small city in the nation (see

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All faculty members are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship and collegial interactions within the department, college, and university and to maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Department Contact Name Stephen Vardeman
Department Contact Phone 515-294-9068
Department Contact Email
Department/Unit Website
Location (if other than Ames)
Additional Information
Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply to this job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
2) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
3) Statement of Teaching Interests and Philosophy – Please attach as “Other Documents (1)”.
4) Statement of Research Interests and Research Plan – Please attach as “Other Documents (2)”.
5) Full Contact Information for at least three Professional References

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

If you have questions regarding this vacancy, please email Professor Stephen Vardeman (, search committee chair, or call 515-294-9068.

Guaranteed Consideration Date 02/15/2017
Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check.

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Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

Classification Information

University Title Assistant Professor - 1700
Salary Commensurate with qualifications
Job Category Faculty

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Where did you first learn about this vacancy?
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  2. Please indicate which specific website, placement office, trade journal, newspaper, or other resource influenced you to apply for this position.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. Other Document(s) 1
  4. Other Document(s) 2
  5. Reference Contact Information
Optional Documents