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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor

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Posting Details

Posting Number 700102
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, 2018 or earlier
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 nominations and applications for faculty positions as an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in the broad area of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering. Candidates with expertise in Engineering Statistics/Data Science, Advanced Manufacturing, or Complex Systems Engineering are preferred.

Candidates will be expected to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses, establish and sustain strong research programs in their area of expertise, act as adviser to graduate students and undergraduate student research, and provide service to the department, college, and university.

The successful applicants will be participating 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.

The IMSE Department is committed to sustaining a collegial, positive, and productive environment. All faculty members are responsible for supporting and sustaining our core values, sharing our commitment to achieving excellence through diversity and inclusion, conveying good citizenship within the department, college, and university, interacting collegially with faculty and staff, and maintaining the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior and look for opportunities to enhance the diversity and international perspectives of our students.

Required Education and Experience

Assistant Professor:
An earned Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering or a closely related field by the appointment start date

Demonstrated potential for funded research and excellence in teaching in their area of expertise

Associate Professor/Full Professor:
In addition to the above qualifications, for consideration at the Associate or Full Professor level, applicants must meet the University standards for appointment to the rank including a demonstrated record of funded research
and excellence in teaching in their area of expertise.

Preferred Education and Experience

For applicants in the Engineering Statistics/Data Analytics area, the following additional qualifications are preferred:
Demonstrated potential for theoretical contributions and practical experience in engineering statistics and/or data analytics.

For applicants in the Advanced Manufacturing area, the following additional qualifications are preferred:
Research in advanced manufacturing processes, sensing and control, or automation. Experience with industrial partners/applications in the form of research or practice.

For applicants in the Complex Systems Engineering area, the following additional qualifications are preferred:
Modeling and analysis for sensor-based data rich systems
Experience with industrial partners/applications in the form of research or practice.

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

The IMSE department has a history of excellence in advanced manufacturing, classical engineering statistics (including reliability, experimental design and analysis, statistical metrology, and process control), operations research and analytics, human factors and ergonomics, systems engineering and engineering management.

The IMSE department has over 27,000 square feet of centrally located space. It has invested over $3M in manufacturing labs in the last eight years. Manufacturing researchers in IMSE are actively participating in three institutes established by National Network for Manufacturing Innovation.

The department has collaborations in all of these areas across the Engineering College and University. The ISU College of Engineering comprises eight departments with 230+ tenure/tenure-track faculty members and annual research expenditures exceeding $94 million.

U.S. News and World Report ranks the IMSE graduate program 24th in the U.S. and 16th among public universities while the College of Engineering is ranked in the top 25 among public universities and is one of the ten largest undergraduate engineering programs in the U.S. Unique facilities at Iowa State include the Ames Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, and interdisciplinary centers of excellence such as the Wind Energy Initiative, Industrial Assessment Center (IAC), Center for Nondestructive Evaluation (CNDE), and the Center for Industrial Research and Services (CIRAS).

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. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, 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 employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Department Contact Name Krista Briley
Department Contact Phone 515-294-0127
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 vacancy, please email Krista Briley ( or call 515-294-0127.

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

Guaranteed Consideration Date 08/15/2017
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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EO Statement

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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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