Associate Professor, Industrial and Mgmt. Systems Engineering
Job posting number: #7180168
Posted: September 18, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionOrganization Summary:
The IMSE Department currently has 15 full-time faculty members and offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial Engineering together with an M.S. degree in Engineering Management (MSEM) and an M.S. degree in Data Intelligence (MSDI) and is highly engaged in delivering distance learning opportunities. The department currently hosts 310 undergraduates, 225 masters, and 25 full-time doctoral students. IMSE faculty has strong collaborations with other departments within the College of Engineering, the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Business, and Arts & Sciences. The department has strong ties with various centers and institutes such as the Institute of Applied Engineering, Center for Urban Transportation Research, the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute, USF Sleep Research Center, and with organizations outside of USF such as City of Tampa, Tampa Electric Company, Tampa General Hospital, and James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital.
Established in 1964 and currently under the leadership of Dean Robert H. Bishop, the College of Engineering at the University of South Florida is ranked #56 among public institutions (#85 overall) by U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-2024 engineering graduate school rankings. The college serves more than 7,500 students, offering 11 bachelor’s programs, nine of which are ABET-accredited, as well as 13 master’s and eight doctoral degrees. The college is actively engaged in local and global research activities with $42.9 million in research expenditures for the fiscal year 2021-2022. The college has 12 major research centers and institutes and is actively engaged in local and global research activities focused on sustainability, biomedical engineering, computing technology and transportation.
The University of South Florida, a high-impact research university dedicated to student success and committed to community engagement, generates an annual economic impact of more than $6 billion. With campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF serves approximately 50,000 students who represent nearly 150 different countries. For four consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has ranked USF as one of the nation’s top 50 public universities. In 2023, USF became the first public university in Florida in nearly 40 years to be invited to join the Association of American Universities, a prestigious group of the leading universities in the United States and Canada. Through hundreds of millions of dollars in research activity each year and as one of top universities in the world for securing new patents, USF is a leader in solving global problems and improving lives. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference. Learn more at www.usf.edu.
The Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering (IMSE) at the University of South Florida (USF) invites applications for multiple tenure-track/tenured faculty positions at the Associate Professor level starting in August 2024.
The research and educational interests of the applicants should intersect with the departmental core methodological research thrusts in developing algorithms and methodologies for enhancing machine learning, optimization, and data analytics methods to support decision-making applications in smart city/urban infrastructure (including cybersecurity, healthcare systems, energy, water, transportation, and public health), logistics, and manufacturing.
QUALIFICATIONS (Education & Experience):
Doctoral degree from an accredited institution in either industrial engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, or a related field. Must meet university criteria for appointment to the rank of Associate Professor.
Research expertise in one or more areas, including machine learning, large-scale robust optimization and game theory, data analytics, and computing methods;
A strong publication record in top-tier peer-reviewed journals/conferences and a high citation h-index
Significant potential (or demonstrated record) for conducting research funded by grants and contracts from federal agencies and state/private sources as a principal investigator
Potential/demonstrated ability to form multi-level, interdisciplinary research collaborations
A strong potential/record of successfully funding and mentoring doctoral students and post-doctoral scholars
Demonstrated experience/potential for developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses, particularly Ph.D. level courses.
Successful candidates are expected to possess strong leadership and communication skills, be able to work effectively in diverse teams, integrate research, education, and service activities, and be actively engaged in professional society leadership.