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Instructor or Teaching Assistant Professor Position – Industrial Engineering at the University of Arkansas

  • 1.  Instructor or Teaching Assistant Professor Position – Industrial Engineering at the University of Arkansas

    Posted 25 days ago

    Instructor or Teaching Assistant Professor
    Department of Industrial Engineering
    University of Arkansas

    Position Description: The Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Arkansas invites applications for an open rank teaching position. The position is a non-tenure track appointment as either Instructor or Teaching Assistant Professor, with title contingent on the qualifications of the candidate. The responsibilities of the position include teaching undergraduate industrial engineering courses, advising undergraduate industrial engineering students and participating in a level of scholarship consistent with the appointment. The anticipated start date of the position is either January or August 2022.

    Qualifications: Applicants should have a graduate degree (or earned prior to start date) in industrial engineering, systems engineering, engineering management, operations research or other closely related field and possess excellent oral and written communication skills. To be eligible for appointment as Teaching Assistant Professor, the candidate must hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment. Applicants should demonstrate potential for teaching excellence at the undergraduate level and the ability to provide student academic advising and other appropriate service to the department, university, and the profession. 

    Diversity and Inclusion Statement: The College of Engineering is dedicated to building and supporting an inclusive culture with a diverse and pluralistic faculty, staff, and administration. The College encourages applications from all qualified candidates, especially individuals who contribute to diversity of our campus community and welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, LGBTQIA+, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. The College invites applicants with career interruptions to share the related circumstances and explain how these interruptions have impacted their career path.

    Application Instructions: Applicants are asked to provide (i) a letter of interest, (ii) a curriculum vita, (iii) a one-page teaching statement addressing their teaching and advising/mentoring philosophy, (iv) a teaching portfolio and summary of teaching evaluations, if available, (v) a one-page diversity statement that includes any previous and/or ongoing experiences engaging with individuals from a broad range of backgrounds and plans to attract, teach, and mentor a diverse group of students, and (vi) names and contact information of three professional references. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be submitted online by November 1, 2021 at Applications submitted after that date will be reviewed until the position is filled. Please direct any questions to

    About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas is a Carnegie R1 research institution, located in one of the fastest growing regions in the U.S. With a population of over 525,000, Northwest Arkansas is home to the corporate headquarters of Fortune 500 companies Walmart, Tyson Foods, and J.B. Hunt Transport Services. U.S. News recently ranked Fayetteville as the #4 best place to live in the United States based on quality of life, job market and value of living. Information about the area can be found at

    The College of Engineering supports over 130 full-time faculty to mentor 3,200 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students, awarding Bachelor of Science degrees in nine disciplines, Master of Science degrees in fifteen disciplines, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering across nine concentrations.  The College of Engineering's annual $25M-plus research portfolio boasts multiple centers and core facilities and includes multi-disciplinary partnerships across campus.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity.  Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

    Kelly Sullivan
    Associate Professor
    University of Arkansas
    Fayetteville AR