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Open Rank Faculty Positions in ISE@University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

  • 1.  Open Rank Faculty Positions in ISE@University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

    Posted 10-09-2019 09:45


    Open Rank Faculty Positions

    The Department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for full-time open rank faculty with an emphasis in Statistical Inference/Analytics/Machine Learning. Endowed Chairs and Professorships for distinguished candidates are available in all research areas of the department including operations research, data analytics, decision and control systems, design and manufacturing, and financial engineering. Senior and mid-career faculty are encouraged to apply, but all qualified candidates will be considered.

    Successful candidates are expected to direct graduate students in research, teach in the undergraduate and graduate programs, and develop a strong externally-funded research program. Ideal candidates include those who demonstrate evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service endeavors.Successful junior candidates must exhibit exceptional promise and have interests in interdisciplinary research. Mid-career candidates are expected to be emerging leaders in their field, exhibit a strong record of publication and externally funded research, and participate in interdisciplinary collaborations. Senior candidates must have outstanding track records. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All candidates must have a PhD in Industrial,Systems, Electrical, Computer, or Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related discipline by the appointment start date.

    Qualified senior candidates may also be considered for tenured Associate Professor and Full Professor positions as part of the Grainger Engineering Breakthroughs Initiative. Over the next few years, more than 35 new endowed professorships and chairs will be established in areas of strategic interest to The Grainger College of Engineering. Such areas include, but are not limited to, bioengineering, big data, quantum information, robotics and machine learning. More information about the Grainger Initiative can be found at

    Application materials must be submitted online at The application package should include in a single PDF file the following: a) statement of teaching and research interests, b) statement on commitment to diversity, c) curriculum vitae with email contact address, d) publication list, and e) names and contact information of four references (no letters). The statement on diversity should address past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by December 1, 2019. Early applications are strongly encouraged as interviews may take place during the application period; however, no hiring decision will be made until after the closing date. The proposed start date is August 16, 2020. Questions about the application process should be referred to Rachel McCool,, (217) 300-1945.

    The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. We have an active and successful dual-career partner placement program and a strong commitment to work-life balance and family-friendly programs for faculty and staff (

    The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University commitment to diversity, please visit:

    Rakesh Nagi
    Professor and Head
    U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Urbana IL