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Assistant or Associate Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Troy, NY
Categories: Faculty, School of Engineering

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Job Summary

The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE in Troy, NY, announces a planned multi-year renewal of its faculty and mission. As part of this renewal, we seek applications for multiple tenure and tenure-track positions.

We seek highly collaborative applicants with strong vision for innovative research and education. Building on the department’s long tradition, we seek faculty who are uncovering knowledge and creating solutions to socially important problems, are collaborating across disciplines, and are integrating their innovations and collaborations into their classrooms. We value applicants who are interested in the success of their students, their department, and their field, and whose research, teaching, and service complement and enhance one another. These faculty will build push the Industrial and Systems Engineering discipline forward and will make it more diverse and inclusive.

For all open positions, candidates must possess an earned Ph.D. or foreign degree equivalent in a discipline related to Industrial or Systems Engineering. The successful candidate must also be able to demonstrate the potential to carry out the following duties; develop and maintain an internationally recognized, interdisciplinary program a funded research, to actively contribute to the core graduate and undergraduate teaching mission of ISE, and in engage in department, institute, and professional service activities.

ISE seeks candidates for positions at Assistant or Associate Professor rank in the broad range of areas within ISE. Target research areas for this position include but are not limited to sustainability, critical infrastructure, human-machine systems, advanced manufacturing, and supply chain management. Other illustrative areas include methodological advances in acquiring, processing, and analyzing real-time, large-scale, and multi-model data to support decision making.

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. In 2021, the ISE department graduated a total of 54 bachelors and 14 graduate (Masters + PhD) students and has growing enrollments. ISE alumni are leading organizations in health care, finance, manufacturing, logistics, entertainment, defense, transportation, and consulting.

Application instructions


Follow the on-screen prompts to create a short online application, including contact information for three (3) referees. Please be ready to upload 

  • (1) a cover letter
  • (2) a curriculum vitae
  • (3) a research statement including future research plans
  • (3) a statement of teaching activities and interests
  • (4) a diversity statement

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Job Posted Date

We will review applications on a rolling basis with the potential to start as early as Spring or Fall 2023. Questions should be sent to

COVID-19 Pandemic Protocols

Rensselaer requires all faculty and staff to be vaccinated (and boosted when eligible) against COVID-19. Requests for exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.




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