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Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Troy, NY
Categories: Research: Computational Science and Engineering, Research: Energy, Environment, and Smart Systems, School of Engineering

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For nearly 200 years, Rensselaer has been defining the scientific and technological advances of our world. Rensselaer serves over 7,600 undergraduate and graduate students from 49 states and 63 countries. Guided by the Rensselaer Plan 2024, Rensselaer seeks to transform the delivery of pedagogical innovations, and to be a transformative agent in the 21st century and beyond.

Job Summary

The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE in Troy, NY, announces a planned multi-year expansion of its faculty and mission.

As part of this expansion, we seek applications for a tenured Full Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering with the Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Endowed Chaired Professorship.

In addition to a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering or a closely related field, the successful candidate is expected to have demonstrated outstanding record of scholarship, educational leadership, a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and have attained national and international visibility. Candidates must demonstrate qualifications for the rank of tenured Full Professor.

Area of research is open and applicants with cross-cutting research interests are especially encouraged to apply, as are those whose work is helping to redefine the boundaries of the field of Industrial and Systems Engineering by bringing new ideas and making structural changes to create a more diverse and inclusive discipline.

The successful candidate will have opportunities to collaborate with researchers in many vibrant centers and participate in new initiatives focused on Institute priorities in Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Computing, and Energy, the Built Environment, and Smart Systems, and Personalized Medicine. The successful candidate will also have unique opportunities to bring their research to bear in developing innovative educational offerings for our students.

The ISE Department ( offers degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. ISE at Rensselaer has a rich history of addressing important societal challenges since 1933. The ISE Department has been highly interdisciplinary, with faculty employing methods from optimization, mathematics, statistics, cognitive science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to model, analyze, and solve complex decision-making problems in highly networked natural and social systems, with applications to critical infrastructure, homeland security, on-demand supply chains, and team performance. This work has been supported by numerous federal, state, and foundation awards. The ISE curricula draw directly on cutting-edge research results and pedagogical innovations, and benefit from ongoing collaborations with other Rensselaer departments, most recently in the department’s new institute-wide minor in Data Science and Engineering. The ISE department graduated a total of 54 bachelors and 14 graduate (Masters + PhD) students in 2021 and has growing enrollments. ISE alums are leading organizations in health care, finance, manufacturing, logistics, entertainment, defense, transportation, and consulting.

Application instructions


Follow the on-screen prompts to create a brief online profile with contact information for three (3) references.  In addition, please be ready to upload the following required documents:

(1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a research statement which also addresses anticipated future research plans; (3) a statement of teaching activities and interests and student mentoring; (4) a statement of diversity that addresses past experiences and activities, and future plans to advance diversity and inclusion

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Job Posted Date

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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