Assistant Professor - Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Job posting number: #7087549
Posted: October 21, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionAbout UMass Amherst
UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.
The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering is seeking a tenure-track faculty member at the assistant professor level in the area of Healthcare Engineering and Analytics. Special consideration will be given to candidates who can contribute to cross-disciplinary research programs in healthcare, nursing, artificial intelligence, data science, and socially-engaged systems engineering. The appointment is expected to begin September 1, 2022.
The successful candidate should have earned a Ph.D. in Healthcare Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering or related fields by August 31, 2022. The candidate must have a commitment to socially-engaged systems engineering; the interest and ability to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; supervise graduate students and postdoctoral fellows; contribute significantly to the advancement of science and engineering and develop a nationally recognized program of sponsored research.
As a campus with an increasingly diverse student body, we are looking for candidates who can operate effectively in a diverse faculty and student community, and who value collegiality, collaboration, achievement, and integrity. We encourage applications from individuals with a commitment to mentor under-represented demographics within engineering. We are committed to helping all constituents reach their full potential, creating best-in-practice operations to support faculty scholarship and fostering excellence in student experiences inside and outside our department.
The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering has 36 full-time faculty members, over 160 graduate students, and over 750 undergraduates. Research expenditures exceeded $5.5 M in the last fiscal year. The Department has a long history of successful interdisciplinary research, including the newly formed Center for Nursing and Engineering Innovation, Center for Personalized Health Monitoring, Transportation Center, Wind Energy Center, and Center for e-Design.
The College of Engineering is ranked as the best public engineering college in New England. The Fall 2020 enrollment included 2,285 undergraduate and 599 graduate students. Research expenditures exceeded $60.5 M in the past year and the College is host to 14 research centers. The College has an excellent record of developing new faculty with 12 of our current faculty members receiving prestigious NSF CAREER awards in just the last three years.
Applications will be considered until the position is filled; however, applications should be received by January 15, 2022 to ensure full consideration. Applicants should submit a file that includes: Cover Letter, NIH-style Biosketch, Research Statement, Teaching Statement, Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Contact Information for at least three professional references.
UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.