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Qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching a statement of current and future research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of three reference submitted  to:

Applications will be reviewed continuously until the position is filled with the highest priority given to those received by December 15, 2021.

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Job Summary

The Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at the University of Michigan-Dearborn invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position starting September 1, 2022. Although candidates at the Assistant Professor rank are preferred, exceptional candidates may be considered for the rank of Associate Professor depending upon experience and qualificiations. We are seeking candidates who can demostrate the ability to establish an independent, externally-funded research program in their areas of expertise, and who are committed to student-centered undergraduate and graduate education in industrial and systems engineering. We strongly encourage women and minority candidates to apply.

The IMSE Department, currently at 16 tenure-track faculty and offers several BS and MS degrees and Ph.D. degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering. The department prides itself with its commitment to academic excellence, with its strong connections to the automotive industry and with its collegial work environment  The department and College of Engineering and Computer Science value a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We are committed to the development of diverse and culturally intelligent faculty who thrive and contribute to a positive and inclusive environment.

Required Qualifications*

Qualified candidates much have earned a Ph.D. degree in Industrial, Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering or a closely related discipline by September 1, 2022. The primary area of interest for this position is Human Factors and Ergonomics, including, but not limited to, human-centered design and engineering, design and analysis of UX/UI, mobility and transportation equity and safety, and relevent applied data science.

Additional Information

The University of Michigan-Dearborn (UM-Dearborn) is one of the three campuses of the University of Michigan. UM-Dearborn, a comprehensive university offering high quality undergraduate, graduate, professional and continuing education to residents of southeastern Michigan, and attracts more than 9,000 students. Our faculty comes from respected universities and doctoral programs, are recognized for excellence in research and teaching, and are active in professional and academic service roles in their respective fields. US News and World Report recently recognized our campus as a Best Regional University.

The campus is located on 200 acres of the original Henry Ford Estate. Dearborn is centrally located within one of America's largest business regions. The geographically diverse area provides faculty with a variety of urban, suburban, and rural areas within a reasonable commute, including Detroit, Detroit suburbs, and Ann Arbor.

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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


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