Instructional Assistant / Associate Professor

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Work type: Non-Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Engineering
Department:19060000 - EG-INDUSTRIAL / SYSTEMS ENG

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Job Description:

The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track, 12-month faculty position at the rank of Instructional Assistant/Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISE). While the anticipated hiring rank is Instructional Assistant Professor, senior levels may be considered based upon experience or the need of the unit.

Duties will include, but not be limited to teaching, revising, and developing undergraduate and graduate Industrial and Systems Engineering courses, assessing, and recording student performance, and managing course content for accreditation purposes. This position serves to engage students outside of the classroom in undergraduate research, college and university committees, and student organizations. The instructional faculty duties consists of 75% teaching, 20% research, and 5% department/professional service. Candidates are expected to be at the cutting edge of teaching pedagogy and conduct research in areas related to Engineering Education that complement and improve their teaching. Candidates are also welcome to continue or pursue additional research in Industrial and Systems Engineering related topics within the assigned duties. Desired areas of teaching include Data Analytics, Supply Chain, Production and Logistics. Teaching assignments will be made according to background and experience and department needs.

The position will complement other current full-time instructional faculty appointments within the Department and the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering. There are currently five Assistant Instructional faculty and one Full Instructional Professor in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department. The Department also includes 17 tenure-stream faculty. UF ISE offers B.S., M.E., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees. We currently have 433 undergraduate students and 222 graduate students. The Department hosts research in various application areas including energy systems, healthcare systems, human-in-the-loop systems, supply chain systems and transportation systems. We also currently host methodological research in data analytics, human systems engineering, optimization, simulation, and stochastic analysis. There are also outstanding opportunities for interdisciplinary work across the UF campus. More information about the department can be found at .

UF is currently ranked as one of the top-5 best public universities, 5th according to the 2021 U.S. News & World Report of Best Colleges. UF is home to Hipergator, which ranks 3rd among university supercomputers in the nation. In addition, the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering is currently implementing a major expansion of faculty and state-of-the-art research and education facilities with a focus on AI. The Malachowsky Hall for Data Science & Information Technology, a 260,000 sq feet facility that will serve as the hub for Artificial Intelligence, will open in Spring 2023. The College will reach 300 faculty members this year. For more information about our college initiatives, please visit The University and College count among its greatest strengths a value of broad diversity among faculty, students and staff and a robust, inclusive, and welcoming climate for learning and research. UF is committed to equal educational and employment opportunity and access and seeks individuals of all races, ethnicities, genders, and other attributes who, among their many exceptional qualifications, have a record of including a broad diversity of individuals in research and learning activities.

Expected Salary:

Salary to commensurate with qualifications and experience

Minimum Requirements:

PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering or a related discipline.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering or a closely related discipline.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to receive applications until the position is filled. You must apply by submitting an application through UFCareers via (Job 527256) The application consists of attached PDF files of the following required documents: 1. Cover letter (summary and introduction; relate to hiring emphasis areas)  2. Detailed curriculum vitae. 3. Names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references. Additional documents should be uploaded as one PDF to the “other documents” selection in the application. 4. A statement of teaching philosophy and interests in existing and new courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The anticipated start date for this position can be as early as August 2023 through January 2024 depending on the candidate’s availability. Questions regarding the positions can be directed to Dr. Serdar Kirli at ( or Dr. Jorge Sefair (mailto: )

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

If accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

The University of Florida is committed to nondiscrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information, and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: No


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