Faculty Position at Virginia Tech

Faculty Position in The Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Virginia Tech

The Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) is seeking faculty candidates for a tenured/tenure-track position in the areas of manufacturing processes or production systems.  Appointments will be considered at all ranks.  For particularly well-established Full Professor candidates, an Endowed Professorship may be available.

Applicants should have achieved, or show potential to develop, a strong program of research and scholarship.  The position requires a Ph.D. degree, with at least one degree in industrial engineering or a closely related field.

The successful applicant will be expected to play a leading role in a new industry/university advanced manufacturing research center. Virginia Tech is developing an extensive relationship with Rolls-Royce, a leading global provider of power systems and services for the civil aerospace, defense aerospace, marine and energy markets.  The relationship involves the development of two major research centers: one in advanced manufacturing and the other in aerospace propulsion.

To apply, prospective candidates should go to http://jobs.vt.edu (posting number 0100778) to provide a cover letter and a complete vita.  The vita should contain information about education, publications, research, professional experience, and contact information for at least three references.  Additionally, applications should include statements of research and teaching objectives, along with up to three relevant research publications.  Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2011 and continue until the position is filled.  Prospective candidates are encouraged to visit the departmental web site (http://ise.vt.edu/) and/or Rolls Royce partnership web page (http://www.eng.vt.edu/overview/clusterhire.php) for additional information.

Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, and people with disabilities.  Virginia Tech is the recipient of the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the participation of women in academic science and engineering careers.