Faculty Openings

Faculty Openings:

Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering
Faculty Positions

The Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan invites applications and nominations for faculty positions beginning September 2021.

We seek outstanding candidates for faculty positions at the rank of assistant professor. Our department is highly multidisciplinary, with a balance of theoretical and methodological research and applied research interests. From a methodological perspective, we will be considering candidates in all areas related to Industrial and Operations Engineering, including Operations Research, Ergonomics, Data Science, and related disciplines. The many application areas in the department include business operations, health and human safety, energy and sustainability, mobility and transportation, public policy, manufacturing, and robotics. Candidates must have, or be near completion of a Ph.D., and must demonstrate a strong commitment to high-quality research and evidence of teaching potential.

Please submit your application to the following:


Candidates should provide (i) a current C.V., (ii) a list of at least three references, and three summary statements of up to two pages each describing, respectively: (iii) career teaching plans; (iv) research plans; and (v) activities, contributions, or plans related to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion. For candidates with prior teaching experience, please provide (vi) a summary of course (teaching) evaluations. Candidates should also have their references send three letters of recommendation to us directly at IOEFacultySearch@umich.edu.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until appointments are finalized. For full consideration, candidates are encouraged to apply before December 15, 2020.

Michigan Engineering’s vision is to be the world’s preeminent college of engineering serving the common good. This global outlook, leadership focus, and service commitment permeate our culture. Our vision is supported by a mission and values that, together, provide the framework for all that we do.  Information about our vision, mission, and values can be found at: http://strategicvision.engin.umich.edu/.

We seek faculty members who commit to excellence in graduate and undergraduate education, will develop impactful, productive and novel research programs, and will contribute to the department’s goal of eliminating systemic racism and sexism by embracing our culture of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). We are especially interested in candidates who can build collaborative ties with other departments within the College of Engineering and the University. The University of Michigan is responsive to the needs of dual career families.

If you have any questions regarding the web application submittal process or other inquiries, please contact Akosua Dow, akosuad@umich.edu.

The University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory, affirmative action employer.