Ice Industrial Engineering Professorship
The Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering invites applications and nominations for the Carl R. and Mary T. Ice Industrial Engineering Professorship. The successful candidate will be a nationally prominent scholar who will lead funded research endeavors that complement or extend the current strengths of the department, with preference given to the areas of applied operations research and logistics.
Candidates for the position must have an earned doctorate in industrial engineering, operations research, or a closely related field. The successful candidate will have an excellent record in scholarship and external funding, demonstrated commitment to teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and 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. Faculty members conduct research in logistics, operations research, health care systems, human factors, statistical quality control, and manufacturing. Research expenditures exceeded two million in FY 2013 from diverse sources including NSF, U.S. and Kansas Departments of Transportation, a Veterans Engineering Resource Center, and private organizations. The department values and supports interdisciplinary research, and the successful candidate will have opportunities to collaborate with researchers at the Advanced Manufacturing Institute, the University Transportation Center, the Biosecurity Research Institute, the Center for Risk Management Education and Research, and others.
In addition to the main campus resources, the KSU Olathe campus, located in the Kansas City metro area, helps facilitate industrial collaborations with partners in the aerospace, animal health, financial, and transportation sectors. The Ice Professorship, coupled with the State of Kansas University Engineering Initiative Act, represents a unique strategic opportunity for both the department and the successful candidate.
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 11 faculty members and has grown to more than 200 undergraduate students and 111 graduate students. The K-State College of Engineering is the largest and most comprehensive engineering college in Kansas, with enrollment of approximately 3,000 undergraduate and 500 graduate students. The University, with its enrollment of 23,000 students, is designated a Carnegie Doctoral/Research–Extensive Institution and has declared its goal to be a top 50 public research university by 2025.
Kansas State University is located in Manhattan, a vibrant community of 52,000 in the scenic Flint Hills of Northeast Kansas. The community offers a friendly and safe environment. It also features excellent housing, exceptional schools, outstanding 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.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of research vision, a one-page statement of teaching interests, and contact information for at least three professional references to email@example.com.
Questions may be directed to Dr. David Ben-Arieh, search committee chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Screening of applications will begin December 31, 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.
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