Assistant Professor- Manufacturing, Industrial, and/or Systems Engineering

Manufacturing, Industrial and/or Systems Engineering Positions
College of Engineering and Integrated Design
University of Texas at San Antonio

The College of Engineering and Integrated Design (CEID) at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is seeking applications for two Assistant Professors in the field of Manufacturing, Industrial and/or Systems Engineering. The full-time, tenure-track positions, with primary appointments in the Department of Mechanical Engineering will begin in August 2022 and salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

We are interested in candidates with strong expertise in any of the following areas: Operations Research, Data Science, Supply Chain Network Design, and Advanced/Intelligent/Smart Manufacturing. Collaboration with government and industry, along with the wide array of centers and institutes at UTSA is expected. Research aligned with national priorities such as decarbonization of manufacturing; securing supply chain networks, bulk power systems, and/or critical infrastructure is desired. In particular, collaboration with the Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CyManII) is strongly desired.

Optimally, the successful candidates should perform research in cybersecurity manufacturing (Integration of Information/Operational Technologies; Cyber Physical Systems) with a focus on (1) devising novel artificial intelligence, machine learning, and optimization algorithms tailor-made for automated processes; and (2) designing integrated supply chain networks to provide a robust methodology for sensor-dense manufacturing environments.

The Assistant Professors will join the Department of Mechanical Engineering and are expected to support the upcoming B.S. program in Industrial and Systems Engineering, as well as the current M.S. program in Advanced Manufacturing and Enterprise Engineering, and the M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Mechanical Engineering. The successful candidates will also need to have the ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational necessities of a diverse urban population and be committed to advancing the University’s mission as a Hispanic-Serving Institution.

Required Qualifications:
A. Doctoral degree in Manufacturing, Industrial and/or Systems Engineering or closely-related field,
B. Potential to establish extramural funding in Manufacturing, Industrial and/or Systems Engineering,
C. Potential to conduct pedagogical training in Industrial and/or Systems Engineering,
D. Potential to teach and mentor students, including first-generation or underrepresented students,
E. Record of publications in high impact journals and/or conferences.

Preferred Qualifications:
A. Record of excellence in university-level teaching or teaching assistantship, and
B. Record of excellence in interdisciplinary and/or transdisciplinary research.

Required Application Materials:
A. A cover letter that summarizes the unique qualities of the applicant.
B. Curriculum Vitae.
C. Research and Teaching Statements: include specific plans for developing a nationally recognized research program that is supported by extramural and intramural funding, teaching and mentoring philosophies, examples of courses taught as Teaching Assistant or primary instructor, publications in high impact peer-reviewed journals, and future plans to advance diversity and inclusion in an academic environment (4-page limit).
D. Three sample publications: Peer-reviewed papers, chapters, submitted manuscripts, or similar.
E. List of three references: include name, title, email, and telephone contact information.

Applicants must submit their full application package via UTSA’s Candidate Gateway. To apply, you may access the position posting (see below).

The review of application materials will begin on the preferred deadline of November 30, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

For information, please contact:

Krystel Castillo, Ph.D., Sc.D.