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Clemson IE Department Chair Search

  • 1.  Clemson IE Department Chair Search

    Posted 11-19-2018 09:41

    CLEMSON UNIVERSITY Department Chair - Industrial Engineering


    The Department of Industrial Engineering, in the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences at Clemson University, is seeking applicants for its Department Chair position. In addition to directing the operational management of the Department, responsibilities of the Chair include, but are not limited to: (1) creating a compelling vision for the advancement of the department by increasing existing strengths, fostering new disciplines in emerging fields within IE, and strengthening interdisciplinary efforts across the College and University; (2) facilitating both the professional and scholarly growth of the faculty; (3) ensuring a high-quality education is provided to all undergraduate and graduate students; (4) providing a stimulating environment for postdocs and scholars that fosters cutting-edge scholarship; (5) increasing sponsored research (both private and federal), as well as cultivating corporate and alumni relationships to increase gifts that will improve visibility on achievements.


    The Department of Industrial Engineering 

    The Industrial Engineering Department, which has been ranked 17th among public universities twice, has 17 full-time faculty members and a student population of 525 undergraduate students, 108 on-campus master's students, and 35 doctoral students. In addition, there are 80 students enrolled in an online Masters of Engineering program. Industrial Engineering is the highest ranked department in the College and is expected to add 3 new faculty hires over the next 3 years. For additional information about the Department of Industrial Engineering, please visit:


    The College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences 

    The College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences is creating a rich environment for students to develop not only excellent technical skills but also a broad set of abilities that position them as the intellectual leaders of tomorrow. Our world- class curriculum and experiences are built on the National Academy of Engineering's Grand Challenges for the 21st Century and the competencies that provide the basis for our Grand Challenges Scholars Program. This foundation prepares students to tackle some of society's most complex and urgent problems. For additional information about the college, please visit:



    Applicants must have a Ph.D., and research and teaching experience in industrial engineering or closely related field. In addition, we are seeking an individual who is a distinguished scholar in their field of research, with demonstrated academic credentials sufficient for appointment at the Full Professor level; is committed to high academic standards; is skilled in the development and expansion of sponsored research programs; is experienced in enhancing the representation and success of underrepresented populations; has excellent leadership, management and interpersonal skills as well as written and oral communication skills; and encourages open, collaborative and inclusive problem solving.


    About Clemson University 

    Founded in 1889, Clemson University is a land-grant institution committed both to world-class research and a high quality of life. Seven interdisciplinary colleges and schools house strong programs in architecture, engineering, science, agriculture, natural resources, business, social sciences, arts and humanities, health care, and education are home to a dedicated and diverse student body of approximately 23,000 undergraduate and graduate students. A faculty over 1,200 and staff of 3,500 support over 70 undergraduate degree offerings and more than 75 masters and 45 doctoral programs. An annual operating budget of $1.1 billion and an endowment of more than $700 million fund programs and operations.


    Clemson University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, veteran's status, genetic information or protected activity (e.g., opposition to prohibited discrimination or participation in any complaint process, etc.) in employment, educational programs and activities, admissions and financial aid. This includes a prohibition against sexual harassment and sexual violence as mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.


    Application Date to Receive Full Consideration 

    Applications received on or before December 1, 2018 will receive full consideration. However, applications will be accepted and considered until the position is filled.


    Interested applicants are invited to apply online at Applicants should submit:

    1) A cover letter that includes a summary of academic achievements and noteworthy accomplishments as well as their vision for how they would lead the department to reach its academic, scholarship and research goals;

    2) Current Curriculum Vitae; 

    3) Diversity statement; and

    4) The names and contact information of three references. 


    Questions / Additional Information 

    Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Laura M. Stanley, Chair of Faculty Search Committee (