Tuesday, October 18, 2022

[DMANET] Faculty Position in the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering Virginia Tech – Assistant Professor, Operations Research - Optimization

The Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at
Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at
the rank of Assistant Professor, effective August 2023. We seek outstanding
candidates with strong methodological and theoretical skills in Operations
Research - Optimization with expertise in areas such as nonlinear
programming, continuous optimization, combinatorial optimization, global
optimization, machine learning, game theory, algorithms, and complexity
theory. We are seeking candidates motivated to contribute to a collegial,
interdisciplinary community with a strong tradition of both fundamental and
applied research, high-quality teaching, and mentoring.

The ISE Department has 33 tenured/tenure-track faculty, with an additional
eight non-tenure-track instructional and research faculty. Six faculty are
recent early investigator recipients, and numerous other faculty have
received international or national recognition. Academic programs and
research in the department encompass Human Factors and Ergonomics,
Manufacturing, Management and Systems Engineering, and Operations Research.
Candidates will thus have the opportunity to work with a broad range of
departmental faculty, as well as with faculty in many other colleges,
centers, and institutes at Virginia Tech. The department is home to
approximately 600 undergraduate students, 100 master's students, and 115
doctoral students. The undergraduate and graduate ISE programs are
currently ranked 4th and 7th, respectively, by U.S. News & World Report.
Additional information is available at: www.ise.vt.edu.

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and
learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the
nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may
serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of
community, diversity, and excellence. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad
spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the
world. The College of Engineering undergraduate program ranks 16th and
graduate program ranks 31st among all U.S. engineering schools (USN&WR).
The mission of the College of Engineering is to educate and inspire our
students to be critical thinkers, innovators and leaders. Our core values
are inclusiveness, excellence, integrity, perseverance and stewardship.
Virginia Tech's main campus is located in Blacksburg, VA, in an area
consistently ranked among the country's best places to live. In addition,
our facilities in the Washington, D.C. area offer unique proximity to
government and industry partners and is also expanding rapidly, with
Virginia Tech's exciting new Innovation Campus in Alexandria, VA, slated to
open in 2024.

Candidates are expected to lead innovative scholarship and research,
develop and sustain an externally-funded research program, teach and mentor
undergraduate and graduate students, and serve the university and the
profession. The position requires a Ph.D. in industrial and systems
engineering, operations research, or a closely related field. Successful
candidates will have a record of academic accomplishments and a
demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, commitment to
interdisciplinary research, and a willingness to expand disciplinary
boundaries to address complex technical and societal challenges. The
successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

Applicants must apply online at jobs.vt.edu (posting number 522059).
Application materials include a cover letter, CV, three separate statements
limited to three pages each (1) teaching interests and philosophy, 2)
research interests, and 3) contributions to advancing diversity, equity,
and inclusion), up to three relevant research publications, and contact
information for at least three professional references. Review of
applications will commence November 21, 2022 and continue until the
position is filled. Questions regarding the positions should be directed to Dr.
Manish Bansal (bansal@vt.edu). For assistance submitting the application,
please contact ise-search@vt.edu.

The department fully embraces Virginia Tech's commitment to increase
faculty, staff, and student diversity; to ensure a welcoming, affirming,
safe, and accessible campus climate; to advance our research, teaching, and
service mission through inclusive excellence; and to promote sustainable
transformation through institutionalized structures. Virginia Tech does not
discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of
age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity,
gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political
affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or
otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,
discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other
employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law. If you are
an individual with a disability and need an accommodation, please contact
Ms. Heather Parrish (parrish1@vt.edu, 540-231-9079).

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