Ice Industrial Engineering Professorship for Logistics
The Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering invites applications and nominations for the Carl R. and Mary T. Ice Industrial Engineering Professorship for Logistics. This distinguished new position will support the department’s graduate and undergraduate programs and is intended to expand the department’s capabilities in logistics research and education. Individuals with an outstanding research record in logistics, supply chain engineering, transportation, and related areas, are particularly encouraged to apply.
Candidates for the position must have an earned doctorate in industrial engineering, operations research, supply chain management, or a closely related field. The successful candidate will be a recognized leader in a technical area related to logistics, have demonstrated commitment to both research and teaching, and offer credentials to support appointment at the rank of Full Professor. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, with additional benefits derived from the professorship endowment.
The Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering has a tradition of excellence in research and education. The department offers an ABET-accredited B.S.I.E.; master’s degrees in Industrial Engineering, Operations Research, and Engineering Management (including distance education options); and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering. The department has 12 faculty members and has grown to more than 200 undergraduate students and 130 graduate students.
Faculty conducts research in logistics, operations research, health care systems, human factors, statistics quality control, and manufacturing. In addition, faculty members are engaged with a federally funded University Transportation Center and Ft. Leavenworth Command and General Staff College. The Ice Professorship coupled with the Kansas University Engineering Initiative Act represents a unique strategic opportunity to establish an internationally recognized research and education center in logistics.
Kansas State University is located in Manhattan, a vibrant community of 52,000 in the scenic Flint Hills of Northeast Kansas (http://www.manhattan.org/). The community offers a friendly and safe environment. It also features excellent housing, outstanding schools, excellent parks and recreation facilities, a wide variety of shopping and dining establishments, and short commute times. The community is located in the center of the U.S. and in America’s breadbasket. This location helps facilitate industrial collaborations with logistics companies and enhance research opportunities in the transportation of animals and agricultural products.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research vision, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, contact information for at least three professional references to email@example.com. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. David Ben-Arieh, search committee chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information, please visit http://www.imse.ksu.edu/iceprofessorship.
Screening of applications will begin February 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.
Kansas State University is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Employment offer is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.