Assistant or Associate Professor (UPDATED)

Position Details

Position Information

Title Assistant or Associate Professor (UPDATED)
Department Systems and Industrial Engr (2302)
Medical Sub-Speciality
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

Please note: the review date has been extended to 01/26/2018.

The Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering at the University of Arizona invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level with an anticipated start date of August 2018. Specific areas of interest include (1) Circular Economy, (2) Life Cycle Modeling and Assessment, (3) Multi-paradigm Simulation Methodology, (4) Techno-Economic Analysis, and (5) Integrated Infrastructure Systems. Candidates for the Associate Professor rank must have a distinguished record of published research, demonstrate significant impact on the profession, and success at securing funding to support a research program.

The Department was founded in 1960 as the first degree-granting department of Systems Engineering in the world. The Department now houses three integrated academic programs leading to Accredited BS degrees in Systems Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, as well as MS degrees in Systems Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Engineering Management, and a PhD degree in Systems and Industrial Engineering. Additionally, the Department participates in the recently launched interdisciplinary MS degree program in Cybersecurity, in partnership with the Eller College of Management and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering supports Inclusive Excellence, the UA’s diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiative designed to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students. The successful candidate is expected to support the diversity and inclusiveness efforts of the College and Department.

The University of Arizona, a Research I institution, ranks 20th among public institutions in annual research expenditures, while the Systems and Industrial Engineering Department is ranked among the top 25 programs by the US News and World Report. The Department has strong programs in the fundamentals of systems engineering, operations research and industrial engineering, including decision systems, optimization, stochastic systems, quality and reliability, systems engineering and design, modeling and simulation, informatics, and is involved in several interdisciplinary programs, such as Transportation Research Institute, Institute for Energy Solutions, Defense and Security Research Institute, Institute of the Environment, and Bio5 Institute. Additional details can be found on the department web page:

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to establish a strong research program, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and contribute to mentoring students, including those historically underrepresented in higher education. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to an environment that nurtures collaboration among engineers and scientists across the College and University to integrate experimental research results with modeling work to identify knowledge gaps on a system level, facilitating directed research and development of emerging technologies. The successful candidate will also participate in outreach and contribute to departmental, college, and university service. In these, and other ways, the faculty member will help to develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity, and expanding collaborations with community and business partners.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in hand by the time of hire in Systems Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Operations Research, Engineering Management, or a related field. It is desired that candidates have teaching experience, including excellent oral and written communication skills. Candidates for senior ranks must have a distinguished record of published research, demonstrate significant impact on the profession, and success at securing funding to support a research program.

Preferred Qualifications
Rank To be determined.
Tenure Information Tenure Track (T/TE)
FLSA Exempt
FTE 1.0
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Job Category Faculty
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F21250
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 08/13/2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Young-Jun Son

Open Date 12/15/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 01/26/2018
Special Instructions Summary

Please note: You will be required to provide contact information for a minimum of three professional references within your application. Should you be selected as a finalist for this position, your references may receive an automatic email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation.

Diversity Statement

At The University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Will you have a Ph.D. or equivalent in hand by the time of hire in Systems Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Operations Research, Engineering Management, or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Research Interests
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents