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Welcome to the INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics (TSL) Society!

The INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics (TSL) Society provides INFORMS members and friends with a sustained, specialized focus on all topics of transportation science and logistics, including current and potential problems and contributions to their solution, and supports efforts to extend, unify, and integrate related branches of knowledge and practice. We encourage the education of students and the continuing education of practitioners.

The Society was formed in 2004 with the merger of the Transportation Science and Logistics Sections. The Aviation Applications Section became an affiliate of the Society in 2008 and all members of the Aviation Applications Section are also members of TSL.

The Society is the editorial home of one of INFORMS’ flagship journals, Transportation Science.

The Society includes five special interest groups: Air Transportation, Freight Transportation and Logistics, Urban Transportation Planning and Modeling, Facility Logistics, and Intelligent Transportation Systems.

TSL includes just under 1,000 members, almost half of whom are students. More are welcome. Find us on Twitter!
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JOBS OF INTEREST TO TSL

  • West Lafayette, Indiana, The School of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University invites applications for an associate or full professor, in partnership with the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering (RCHE) at Purdue. Purdue University seeks to attract exceptional candidates with interests and expertise in complex health systems modeling. Successful candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in industrial engineering, systems engineering, or a related discipline and demonstrate evidence and potential to build an independent research program, as well as evidence and potential to educate and mentor students.  The successful candidate will conduct original research, advise graduate students, teach undergraduate and graduate level courses, and perform service at the School, College, and University levels.    The School of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University is a leading undergraduate and graduate program providing broad education and research across the range of IE emphases, including health systems, human factors, manufacturing systems, operations research, and production and logistics.  The School is ranked #2 for undergraduate education, #7 for graduate education, and #1 for online master’s education nationally.  This position will also be synergistic with Purdue’s emerging emphasis in public health equity and health policy, and will connect to public health emphases in metropolitan Indianapolis as well as across the State of Indiana . The School is an integral part of Purdue’s College of Engineering. Purdue Engineering is one of the largest and top-ranked engineering colleges in the nation (2nd public college for engineering, 3rd for online graduate engineering programs, 4th for graduate programs, 6th in the world for utility patents, and 9th for undergraduate programs) and renowned for top-notch faculty, students, unique research facilities, and a culture of collegiality and excellence. The College goal of Pinnacle of Excellence at Scale is guiding strategic growth in new directions, by investing in people, exciting initiatives , and facilities .
  • Missouri, Senior Continuous Improvement Engineer - Hazelwood, MO.  Duties: Support problem-solving using data mining, reports, analytics & graphical analysis. Use lean & engg methods, tools, root cause analysis & waste reduction; facilitate & execute Value Stream Maps & Kaizen Events; create Cell Dsgns, Manage Material Flow & Dsgn Plan. Set up/operation of Kanban. Conduct Warehouse Engg. Utilize MS Excel, MS Visio, MS Access, SharePoint, Snowflake, Power BI, Manhattan SCALE WMS, AutoCAD, MySQL & Excel VBA. Reqmts: Bach's or foreign educational equiv in Industrial Engg, Logistics Engg or closely related engg field + 5 yrs post-bach's & progressive exp in job duties or in a related industrial or logistics engg position using MS Excel, MS Visio, MS Access, SharePoint, AutoCAD & Excel VBA.  Alternatively, will accept Master's or foreign educational equiv in 1 of aforementioned fields or a closely related engg field +3 yrs exp in job duties or in aforementioned related position. Mail resumes to Ryder System, Inc., Attn: HR Dept. J. Zelaya, #AW-VKP, 11690 NW 105th St, Miami, FL 33178 or email resumes to Recruiting@ryder.com
  • Fayetteville, Arkansas, The Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering position with an anticipated start date of August 2023. We seek individuals whose research and teaching interests are in all areas of data analytics that align with the department’s emphasis in the applications of quantitative modeling and analysis. Examples include, but are not limited to, quality and reliability engineering, logistics and distribution, healthcare systems, machine learning, manufacturing systems, computing and cyber-physical systems. We seek individuals who can contribute to modernizing undergraduate and graduate curricula, and growing the graduate program. Qualifications: Applicants should have a PhD (or earned by August 2023) in industrial engineering, operations research, statistics, data science, computer science, or another closely related field and have excellent communication skills. Applicants should demonstrate potential for high-quality research, securing competitive research funding, generating high-quality publications, teaching a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, and providing appropriate service to the department, university, and profession. Successful candidates will demonstrate collaborative and interdisciplinary synergy with existing research strengths on-campus and a commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. 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. How to Apply: Applicants are asked to submit a single PDF file that includes (i) a letter of interest, (ii) a curriculum vita, (iii) research and teaching statements, (iv) a diversity statement that includes their understanding of, prior 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 (v) names and contact information of three professional references. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be submitted online by December 1st, 2022. Applications submitted after that date will be reviewed until the position is filled. Please direct any questions to iesearch@uark.edu. https://industrial-engineering.uark.edu/faculty-search-2022.php APPLY   About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas is a Carnegie R1 research institution, located in the Northwest Arkansas metropolitan area, one of the fastest growing areas in the United States. 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. Forbes Magazine recently named the city of Fayetteville, home of the University of Arkansas campus, one of the best places in the United States for business and careers. The Milken Institute has named the Northwest Arkansas metropolitan area the nation’s “Number One Performing City” and 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 https://findingnwa.com/. 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 research awards reached a record-breaking $53M in fiscal year 2022 with multiple centers, core facilities, and multi-disciplinary partnerships across campus. The university’s new cross-college, interdisciplinary Institute for Integrative and Innovative Research (I3R) was recently established via a $194.7 million grant from the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation to grow cross-disciplinary research capability, expand the scope of discoveries, and increase commercialization of research. 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. https://industrial-engineering.uark.edu/faculty-search-2022.php APPLY  Minimum Qualifications: PhD (or earned by August 2023) in industrial engineering, operations research, statistics, data science, computer science, or another closely related field. Excellent communication skills. Research and teaching interests in all areas of data analytics, such as applications of quantitative modeling and analysis, quality and reliability engineering, logistics and distribution, healthcare systems, machine learning, manufacturing systems, computing and cyber-physical systems. Demonstrated potential for high-quality research to include securing competitive research funding and generating high-quality publications. Demonstrated potential for teaching a variety of industrial engineering undergraduate and graduate courses, and providing appropriate service to the department, university, and profession. Demonstrated collaborative and interdisciplinary synergy with existing research strengths on campus. A commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Evanston, Illinois, APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR MULTIPLE FACULTY POSITIONS IN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING & MANAGEMENT SCIENCES (IEMS) We invite applications for multiple full-time, tenure-track/tenured faculty appointments at assistant or associate levels to begin September 2023.  The search is broad, encompassing all methodology and application areas of industrial engineering, operations research, and management science, including computational economics, data science, healthcare, logistics, operations, and stochastic systems. Applicants should hold an earned Ph.D. or be near completion of their doctoral studies with demonstrated research potential in related fields.  A commitment to rigorous and relevant research is essential. To be considered for tenured positions, the candidates must have demonstrated excellence in all aspects of research, teaching, and service, and a commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. The hire will have opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration via broad research initiatives and centers, including the Center for Deep Learning , Center for Engineering and Health , Optimization and Statistical Learning in IEMS, and Center for Engineering Sustainability and Resilience ,  Institute for Data, Econometrics, Algorithms, and Learning , Institute on Complex Systems , Transportation Center in the McCormick School of Engineering. IEMS offers an undergraduate degree and a data science & engineering minor, a Ph.D. program, and master’s degrees in analytics and engineering management. Both the undergraduate and doctoral programs are consistently ranked among the top ten by US News & World Report . Submit applications electronically at www.mccormick.northwestern.edu/industrial/career /.  Materials to be uploaded include a cover letter and a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, a diversity statement, and one research paper.  Candidates will be asked to provide contact information for three references on the application site.  To receive full consideration, all materials should be received by December 1, 2022.  To be considered for a meeting at INFORMS, please submit materials by October 1, 2022. Chair, Faculty Recruiting Committee Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences Northwestern University 2145 Sheridan Road, Room C210 Evanston, IL 60208-3119 facultysearch@iems.northwestern.edu  We invite applications for multiple full-time, tenure-track/tenured faculty appointments at assistant or associate levels to begin September 2023. The search is broad, encompassing all methodology and application areas of industrial engineering, operations research, and management science, including computational economics, data science, healthcare, logistics, operations, and stochastic systems. Applicants should hold an earned Ph.D. or be near completion of their doctoral studies with demonstrated research potential in related fields. A commitment to rigorous and relevant research is essential. To be considered for tenured positions, the candidates must have demonstrated excellence in all aspects of research, teaching, and service, and a commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. The hire will have opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration via broad research initiatives and centers, including the Center for Deep Learning, Center for Engineering and Health, Optimization and Statistical Learning in IEMS, and Center for Engineering Sustainability and Resilience, Institute for Data, Econometrics, Algorithms, and Learning, Institute on Complex Systems, Transportation Center in the McCormick School of Engineering. IEMS offers an undergraduate degree and a data science & engineering minor, a Ph.D. program, and master’s degrees in analytics and engineering management. Both the undergraduate and doctoral programs are consistently ranked among the top ten by US News & World Report. Submit applications electronically at www.mccormick.northwestern.edu/industrial/career/ Materials to be uploaded include a cover letter and a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, a diversity statement, and one research paper. Candidates will be asked to provide contact information for three references on the application site. To receive full consideration, all materials should be received by December 1, 2022. To be considered for a meeting at INFORMS, please submit materials by October 1, 2022.
  • Monterrey, Mexico, The School of Engineering and Sciences at Tecnologico de Monterrey (Tec) invites applicants for open rank faculty positions with an emphasis in the following fields: Machine learning Data science and optimization Smart sustainable supply chain and logistics Smart manufacturing systems and digital transformation Industrial Engineering System design and system thinking We seek candidates with outstanding leadership, commitment to developing an exciting and innovative research agenda, and passion for delivering excellent classroom teaching in undergraduate and graduate courses. Applicants must have earned (or are close to earning) a Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering, Operations Research, Systems Engineering, or a related discipline. Work experience in the field related to discipline is highly desirable, and English oral and writing skills at least in B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Full-time positions , research is highly valued and strongly supported through access to internal and external research funds, and a collaborative, research-oriented environment. Global Visiting Faculty positions , flexible and international collaborative opportunities. Member of the faculty with a mid term remote contract, teaches 1-2 classes per semester from their own country. The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package will be offered as well (such as relocation bonus, monthly food stipend, etc.). Successful candidates will immerse themselves in a vibrant and intellectual community, the experience of living in an intercultural and exciting Spanish-speaking city. Tec de Monterrey provides competitive compensation, relocation, and benefits packages, including incentives for publications in top journals. The application package should include a cover letter, a current CV, a research statement outlining the candidate's research plans, teaching experience (if any), and the names of at least three references. To apply, please email your package to Faculty International Talent at evelyn.villarreal@tec.mx Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Applicants are encouraged to send a CV by  October 12, 2022 , for an interview at INFORMS Annual Meeting in Indianapolis. Write soon! At Tec we value the transformation of society, promoting initiatives and programs that promote human flourishing in students, staff, and the community. Our Tec21 educational model is centered on four key components: challenge-based learning, personalization and flexibility, inspirational professors, and memorable experiences. For more information about Tec, please visit https://tec.mx/en

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