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1.  Faculty search Department Head Industrial Engineering - Rochester Institute of Technology

Posted 10-12-2017 13:08

Rochester Institute of Technology

Faculty Search:

Department Head Industrial and Systems Engineering

The Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for the position of Department Head of Industrial and Systems Engineering. The department head will help guide the growth of the department in research while maintaining high standards for academic excellence in teaching. Appointments at the rank of full or associate professor will be considered with an anticipated start of August 15, 2018. The department head provides leadership and direction for the department with oversight in areas such as research, curriculum development, the acquisition of external funding, facilities management, faculty and staff recruiting and mentorship, and budgeting. The department head reports to the Dean of the Kate Gleason College of Engineering and interacts with other leaders of the college, institute, industry, and state and federal agencies. We are seeking individuals who are committed to contributing to RIT's core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

The ISE Department ( has been one of the most rapidly-growing programs at RIT in recent years and is well-positioned to continue this growth. Since 2010, the department has experienced a 55% increase in student headcount and an increase of over 100% in research expenditures. A significant investment in laboratory infrastructure has helped propel this growth. The department is particularly well known for its outstanding advanced manufacturing facilities. The AMPrint Center ( has world-class additive manufacturing and multifunctional printing capabilities. The Brinkman Advanced Machine Tools Laboratory is a model for industry-academia partnerships that provide faculty and students access to state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing capabilities. The Toyota Production Systems Lab mimics a "real world" production facility and supports a wide variety of activities pertaining to lean manufacturing. Additional laboratory development is ongoing in the areas of Biomechanics, Health Care Systems, and Applied Statistics.
The department offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Industrial and Systems Engineering, with additional degree options in Sustainable Engineering and Engineering Management. Faculty are also engaged in an interdisciplinary engineering Ph.D. program with focus areas in Energy, Transportation, Health Care, and Communications.
The Kate Gleason College of Engineering has established its reputation as a preeminent provider of career-oriented engineering education with a rapidly growing commitment to research. It offers bachelor degree programs in biomedical, chemical, computer, electrical, industrial, mechanical and microelectronic engineering, and comprehensive, innovative graduate programs in a range of engineering disciplines including a cross-disciplinary doctoral degree in engineering. For more information visit


RIT is a national leader in professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and backgrounds from all 50 states and more than 100 countries have chosen to attend RIT. Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges emphasizing career education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 2,900 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the "Great Colleges to Work For" for four years. RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site. RIT is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples by our membership in the Upstate NY HERC.
Rochester, situated between Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes region, is the 51st largest metro area in the U.S. and the third largest city in New York State. The Greater Rochester region, which is home to nearly 1.1 million people, is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of approximately 18% African and Latin Americans and another 3% of international origin. It is also home to one of the largest deaf communities per capita in the U.S. Rochester ranks 4th for "Most Affordable City" by Forbes Magazine ,and MSN selected Rochester as the "#1 Most Livable Bargain Market" (for real-estate). Kiplinger named Rochester one of the top five "Best City for Families."



  • Doctorate in Industrial Engineering or closely related field.

  • A minimum of 8 years' experience in academia, industry, and/or government.

  • Evidence of effective and relevant leadership experience (e.g. department head, graduate coordinator, center director, operations manager, etc.)

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively engage with potential sources of external funding.

  • Evidence of a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.

  • Research and teaching interests that complement one or more of the department's focus areas.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Evidence of effective engagement in interdisciplinary activities within a college or institute.

  • Experience in fostering growth of a research program and demonstrated ability to effectively mentor graduate students and junior faculty.

  • Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college's continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

Candidates may apply online at; select Faculty Positions, then Keyword Search 3379BR. Please submit your application, curriculum vitae, and cover letter addressing the listed qualifications. Additionally, upload the following attachments:

  • Vision statement that describes your approach to leading the growth and advancement of the department.

  • Statement that summarizes your contributions to diversity and inclusion.

  • The names, addresses, and phone numbers for three references.

Questions for the search committee regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Matthew Marshall at A review of applications will begin immediately. To receive fullest consideration, applicants are encouraged to submit materials by December 1, 2017. The position will remain open until an acceptable candidate is found.

Ruben Proano
Associate Professor
Rochester Institute of Technology
81 Lomb Memorial Drive,
Rochester NY, 14623