Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering - AS

Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering - Appointment Stream

Faculty, Non-Tenure Track

The Department of Industrial Engineering, at the University of Pittsburgh in the Swanson School of  Engineering, invites applications for an open appointment stream Assistant Professor position.   

Applicants should have a strong interest in teaching a variety of core industrial engineering topics. Applicants must hold a PhD in Industrial Engineering or a closely related field. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience and the position does provide the opportunity for professional growth to the associate and full professor rank. 

The  successful  candidate  must  have  outstanding  teaching  abilities  that  complement  and enhance the teaching and research mission of the Swanson School. The individual will be expected to prepare and teach courses in multiple core IE areas within the program, most preferably in data science but also in engineering management, supply chain, human factors, and operations research, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The faculty will also be responsible for advising students and collaborating with industry partners to ensure the relevance of the curriculum.    

Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching interests and qualifications, including evidence of teaching abilities, and (4) a list of three professional references.  

The Department of Industrial Engineering proudly celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2021 and has established an outstanding reputation in a variety of research areas. The department maintains vibrant programs at the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral levels; offers excellent laboratory facilities; and benefits from relationships with many regional and national corporations. Additional information about the department can be found at 

To ensure full consideration, candidates should apply before December 15, 2021; however, applications will be reviewed until the positions are filled. Please direct any inquiries (but not applications), to the search committee chair, Natasa Vidic, at  

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.  

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About the Swanson School of Engineering

The University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering is one of the oldest engineering programs in the U.S. and is consistently ranked among the top 25 public engineering programs by U.S. News & World Report. The Swanson School has excelled in basic and applied research during the past decade with focus areas in sustainability, energy systems, advanced manufacturing, bioengineering, micro- and nanosystems, computational modeling, and advanced materials development. More than 130 faculty members serve nearly 4,000 undergraduate, graduate and PhD students across six departments: bioengineering, chemical and petroleum engineering, civil and environmental engineering, electrical and computer engineering, industrial engineering, and mechanical engineering and materials science.

About Pitt

Founded in 1787, the University of Pittsburgh is an internationally renowned leader in health sciences, learning, and research. A top-10 recipient of NIH funding since 1998, Pitt repeatedly ranks as the best public university in the Northeast, per The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education. Pitt consists of a campus in Pittsburgh—home to 16 undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools—and four regional campuses located throughout western Pennsylvania. Pitt offers nearly 500 distinct degree programs, serves more than 33,000 students, employs more than 14,000 faculty and staff, and awards 9,000 degrees system-wide. The vibrant “big little city” environment of Pittsburgh is within 500 miles of more than half the U.S. population and less than a 90-minute flight from 50 percent of North America's population, and provides an affordable and engaging socioeconomic climate for individuals and families.