Assistant Professor (Job Id: 40081)
Institution: University of Louisville
Department: Industrial Engineering
Location: Louisville, KY
Category: Faculty – Engineering – Industrial and Manufacturing
The Department of Industrial Engineering in the J. B. Speed School of Engineering at the University of Louisville (UofL) seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor Faculty position in the general area of ergonomics and human factors engineering, including, but not limited to, the following: occupational ergonomics and human performance, human-robot interaction, and healthcare human factors. The occupant of this position is expected to conduct a robust and sustainable funded research program in one or more of the areas listed above while contributing to departmental teaching and service goals. Collaboration with government and industry, along with the wide array of centers and institutes, including the Center for Ergonomics (https://engineering.louisville.edu/research/centersinstitutes/centerforergonomics/), is expected. For more information on the many institutes and centers at the Speed School of Engineering, see: https://engineering.louisville.edu/research/centersinstitutes/.
Applicants must have a doctoral degree in Industrial Engineering or a closely related field. This position also requires strong communication skills, unassailable personal and academic integrity, and a focus on openness and transparency.
The Department of Industrial Engineering (IE) has been a degree granting department since the late 1970s. IE currently has 8 tenured or tenure-track faculty and 3 term faculty with the following research thrusts: operations research and decision analytics, human factors and ergonomics, and advanced manufacturing. Faculty research has been supported by a variety of federal grants and industry contracts (e.g., NSF, DoD, ONR, NIST, NASA, FHWA, Toyota, GE Appliances/Haier). For more on IE research, visit: https://engineering.louisville.edu/academics/departments/industrial/departmental-research-ie/.
Further, the department has extensive interdisciplinary collaborations across several units at UofL, including Arts and Sciences, Social Work, Medicine, and Public Health, as well as with the other seven departments within the Speed School of Engineering.
The department offers ABET-accredited BS and MEng degrees, along with MS and PhD degrees in Industrial Engineering, an MEng degree in Engineering Management Online (MEEMO), and an MEng degree in Engineering Management in Panama (MEngEMP). The enrollment in the department as of Fall 2020 is 129 undergraduates, 151 masters, and 23 PhD students. The University of Louisville offers excellent benefits including domestic partner benefits. To find out more, please see: https://louisville.edu/provost/faculty-personnel/faculty-affairs-policies.
Louisville is a progressive community of nearly 1 million people with a robust economy, a vibrant arts scene, a nationally ranked public-school system, and a rich history infused with southern hospitality. Situated on the banks of the Ohio River, Kentucky’s largest city (America’s 29th largest city) boasts a cost of living that is substantially lower than the national average. You can explore a broad range of affordable housing options from high-rise apartments and historic Victorian homes to suburban communities and rural farms. The region offers a good balance between the diverse metropolitan life, along with the safety and convenience of smaller-size city. Fittingly, it has earned a number of accolades (https://www.uoflnews.com/pos t/uofltoday/city-of-louisville-earns-a-number-of-accolades-to-kick-off-2019/). Louisville is also home of the famous Kentucky Derby.
Applicants must apply online at http://www.louisville.edu/jobs, and submit the following as a single document: (1) cover letter clearly stating the position name and job ID number; (2) a summary of research interests, accomplishments, and teaching interests; (3) a vision statement clearly stating their plans on developing a thriving funded research program in ergonomics and human factors engineering; (4) curriculum vitae; and, (5) a list of four references (including postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses). Applications submitted prior to December 15, 2020 will be given first consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Please direct questions or inquiries regarding the position to:
Dr. Jason J. Saleem, Assistant Professor
Chair, Search Committee
Director, Center for Ergonomics
JB Speed Building Room 306
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292
Equal Employment Opportunity
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