Industrial and Systems Engineering - Associate/Full Professor, Lehigh University

Position ID:Lehigh-ISE-ISECHAIR [#9673, ISECHAIR]
Position Title: Department Chair, Industrial and Systems Engineering
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015, United States [map]
Subject Area: Industrial and Systems Engineering
Starting Date:2017/10/15
Appl Deadline: finished (2017/09/01, finished 2018/05/29, listed until 2018/03/01)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The P.C. Rossin College of Engineering & Applied Science at Lehigh University invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE). We seek a high-profile, accomplished researcher who is a dynamic leader with a vision to build upon the continued growth and success of the Department and to expand its interdisciplinary efforts within Lehigh.

The Department currently has 14 tenured or tenure-track faculty members and three Professors of Practice. Our undergraduate, Masters, and Ph.D. programs are vibrant and growing, with current enrollments of approximately 180 undergraduate, 190 Masters, and 40 Ph.D. students. ISE faculty members maintain outstanding international reputations in a variety of areas, including mathematical optimization, analytics, high performance computing, data science, manufacturing systems, financial optimization, healthcare systems, logistics, and supply chain analysis. Research expenditures currently exceed $3 million.

ISE has extensive interdisciplinary ties with other academic departments at Lehigh. It also plays active roles with various programs, centers, and other initiatives, such as with the Integrated Business and Engineering (IBE) Honors Program, the Research Computing Group, the Analytical Finance Program, the Integrated Networks for Electricity (INE) Center, and Lehigh’s ADVANCE initiatives. The Department houses the Enterprise Systems Center, offers a Masters of Engineering in Healthcare Systems Engineering, and maintains excellent computational and manufacturing/robotics laboratory facilities. For its achievements, the Department has been recognized as a four-time finalist for the UPS-INFORMS George D. Smith Prize for innovative programs to educate OR/Analytics professionals. Further information can be found through the Department website:

Lehigh University is in Bethlehem, PA, in the rapidly growing Lehigh Valley metropolitan area. The Lehigh Valley, with a population over 800,000, is located approximately 1 hour north of Philadelphia and 1.5 hours west of New York City. The University has a current enrollment of approximately 5,000 undergraduate students and 2,000 graduate students, and is planning to increase these enrollments significantly in the next few years. Lehigh is investing substantially over the next few years in new innovative research and academic programs to enhance its intellectual footprint. These investments, based on faculty-driven initiatives, will advance the University’s commitment to enhance student experiences.

We welcome applications from, and nominations for, individuals with a strong background in any ISE-relevant discipline, including industrial engineering, operations research, and applied mathematics. A candidate should possess a Ph.D., have an exemplary record of achievement in research, teaching, and service at a level sufficient for appointment as a tenured Professor, and demonstrate commitment to supporting the advancement of fellow faculty members at all levels. The candidate should also be able to communicate a clear vision for the future of the Department. The audience for this communication should include members of the industrial, governmental, academic, and alumni communities.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, application materials should be received on-line by October 15, 2017. Candidates should provide a statement of educational, research, and leadership philosophy, a curriculum vitae, full contact information of at least three references, and a cover letter. Any inquiries regarding this search should be directed to Professors Wojciech Z. Misiolek and Frank E. Curtis, Co-Chairs of the Search Committee at (

Applications and nominations from female or minority candidates are strongly encouraged. Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Lehigh provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including partner benefits.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
Lehigh University
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering & Applied Science

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