Department Chair of Industrial Engineering

Department Chair of Industrial Engineering

Faculty, Tenure/Tenure Stream

The Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) invites applications for the position of Department Chair and Professor. We are looking for a scholar with a multi-disciplinary focus; strong leadership and interpersonal skills; a transformative vision for the future of engineering in general and industrial engineering in particular; and a plan to realize that vision.

Applicants for the position must be qualified for appointment as a tenured, full professor in the Swanson School of Engineering. They should have an established record of conducting high-quality sponsored research; producing impactful publications in leading journals; and demonstrating a proven commitment to diversity and educational excellence at the undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral levels. We are especially looking for a leader who can leverage synergies across Pitt, other universities, and industry, in order to build strong partnerships, including major centers, initiatives and industrial collaborations.

The IE Department at Pitt is among the oldest in the world and is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. We have state-of-the-art research and educational facilities and strong connections to local industry. Today, Pitt-IE features innovative undergraduate and graduate programs and world-class research in operations research, manufacturing sciences, healthcare, data sciences, and traditional industrial engineering. Our undergraduate and master’s students have an outstanding placement record at leading companies, and our doctoral students have successfully found faculty positions at major universities in the U.S. and abroad, as well as cutting-edge research positions in industry.

Applicants should submit (1)  a detailed curriculum vitae, (2) a statement of plans/vision, (3) a list of at least three professional references. If you have any questions or are interested in applying for this position, please e-mail the committee - in confidence for more details. We also welcome recommendations that you might have for potential candidates; please use the same e-mail address for this purpose.

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

To apply:

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. Almost 200 faculty members serve nearly 3,600 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; 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.

IE Department Chair Search Committee