Assistant Professor - Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering

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POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering Department (IMSE) in the College of Engineering at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) invites applications for one full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2020. Candidates with strengths in the broad area of applied Operations Research are encouraged to apply. Special emphasis will be placed on applicants with a record of research accomplishments in (1) Systems Analysis and Optimization, (2) Advanced Manufacturing, (3) Logistics and Supply Chain, (4) Stochastic Analysis and Simulation and (5) Data Mining and Analytics. Qualified applicants in all areas of Industrial and Systems Engineering will be considered for the position.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will be expected to establish a strong extramurally-funded research program, teach and develop undergraduate and graduate courses, contribute to mentoring students and serve on departmental, college, and university committees. We look for applicants with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, who have demonstrated the ability to work in a team environment, and to provide leadership and guidance in a multidisciplinary program.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering or a related field from an ABET-accredited institution. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students and the potential of developing a strong and externally funded research program.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL, MANUFACTURING AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING: The Department of Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering has more than 350 undergraduate and graduate students and has expertise in advanced manufacturing, quality and reliability, operations research, systems engineering, healthcare, and sustainability. Over the past three years, the Department has experienced a significant growth in research expenditures through major grants and contracts from USDA, DHS, NSF, NIST, DoED and aerospace and defense industries like Lockheed Martin Corporation, among others. The Department maintains a strong collaboration with regional manufacturing industries that provide the opportunity for faculty to work with U.S. and international manufacturing companies. The Department houses the Research Institute for Manufacturing and Engineering Systems (RIMES), which has strong research relationships with industry and government partners. For further information, please visit the RIMES web site at

The Department offers an ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering and Master of Science degrees in Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, and Systems Engineering. Our faculty supervises Ph.D. students in the following programs: Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical and Computer Engineering as well as in the following interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs: Computational Science, and Environmental Science and Engineering. The Department is currently developing a proposal for a Ph.D. program in Industrial and Systems Engineering. Additional information about the Department and College is available at, and

ABOUT UTEP & EL PASO: The University of Texas at El Paso is a Carnegie R1, Community Engaged research university at the heart of the U.S.-Mexico border region committed to the ideals of access and excellence. UTEP enrolls more than 25,000 students – about 80% of them Hispanic and more than 50% the first generation in their families to attend college. The city’s border location makes it an ideal venue for academic programs and research studies on topics of national interest such as bilingual education/language acquisition, border environment and immigration, environmental sustainability and infrastructure, health disparities, and international trade and commerce.

The region’s center for intellectual capital, UTEP has awarded about 133,000 degrees since its founding in 1914. UTEP is one of the major economic engines in the Paso del Norte region, adding $1.4 billion to the local economy annually. El Paso’s active arts and culture community features the state’s longest running symphony orchestra, a nationally recognized chamber music festival, art galleries, museums, and a full schedule of seasonal events and festivals. UTEP adds to the arts and entertainment scene with an award-winning dinner theater, music and dance productions, contemporary and student art galleries, and a natural history museum.  For sports fans, the UTEP Miners offer exciting Division I-A college athletics at several campus venues: Sun Bowl Stadium, the Don Haskins Center, Kidd Field, University Field and the Helen of Troy Softball Complex. Southwest University Park, located a mile away in lively downtown El Paso, is home to the El Paso Chihuahuas, the Triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres, and the El Paso Locomotive, a professional soccer team founded in 2019.

SALARY: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated appointment date is September 1, 2020. Applicants must submit 1) a letter of interest, 2) detailed curriculum vitae, 3) names of at least three references, 4) transcript, 5) a statement of teaching philosophy and 6) a statement of research interests.

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In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, The University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all.   

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity in employment or the provision of services.