Career Opportunities

Assistant Professor

The department invites applications for a tenure track position at the level of Assistant Professor. We welcome applications from individuals with strong backgrounds in any ISE-relevant discipline, including industrial engineering, operations research, systems engineering, and computer science.  Expertise in the University’s strategic growth areas including health, globalization, and energy, environment and infrastructure systems are of particular interest. The candidate must hold a Ph.D. by the time of employment in fall 2014. The candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, and the potential to develop and conduct a high impact research program with external support.

Established in 1926, the ISE Department currently has 19 full-time faculty members, about 170 undergraduate and 210 graduate students, 40 of whom are Ph.D. students. Recently the department established an innovative Healthcare Systems Engineering masters program, and was chosen by INFORMS as one of the finalists for the UPS George D. Smith Prize. Annual Department research expenditures exceed $3 million.  We offer comprehensive research and education programs at the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. levels. The ISE faculty maintains an outstanding international reputation in a variety of research areas. The department is undergoing significant growth in various areas of operations research and computing. Current research thrusts include (1) optimization, (2) high-performance computing, (3) manufacturing, and supply-chain management, (4) service systems, and logistics, (5) information systems, and (6) stochastic processes.

To apply for this position, please visit the application web site. All applications must be submitted through AcademicJobsOnline.org.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.  The application should include a cover letter, a statement of research and teaching interests, a curriculum vita, names and addresses of at least three references, and representative research paper(s).  Inquiries may be addressed to Professor Robert H. Storer, Search Committee Chair, rhs2-at-lehigh-dot-edu

Department representatives will be conducting interviews at the Informs conference in Minneapolis.  Please visit us during the Job Fair and submit a resume. 

Wilmott Endowed Faculty Chair

The department invites nominations and applications for the Wilmott Endowed Faculty Chair position. The Wilmott chair is a senior faculty at the level of Full or Associate Professor. Candidates are expected to have strong methodological backgrounds in ISE-relevant disciplines, including operations research, systems engineering and computational sciences. Candidates with strength in university strategic areas, such as healthcare and energy systems, are especially encouraged to apply. The candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, conduct an active research program with strong external support, and be willing to lead interdisciplinary research opportunities within the college and university.

Established in 1926, the ISE Department currently has 19 full-time faculty members, 170 undergraduate and 210 graduate students, 40 of whom are Ph.D. students. We offer comprehensive research and award-winning education programs at the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. levels, including the new, innovative Healthcare Systems Engineering Master Program. ISE have recently been a finalist for the INFORMS George D. Smith Prize for innovation in Operations Research / Analytics education. The ISE faculty maintains an outstanding international reputation in a variety of research areas. Active research topics include discrete optimization, nonlinear optimization, interior point methods, conic linear optimization, high-performance computing, energy systems, financial engineering, and a variety of topics in logistics and supply chain analysis.

The Department maintains excellent computational and laboratory facilities, including a parallel computing cluster and other associated computing infrastructure housed in a brand new state-of-the-art facility maintained as part of the Laboratory for Computational Optimization Research. Annual research expenditures exceed $3 million. The Department has extensive interdisciplinary ties with the business school and the college of arts and science through centers, such as the Center for Value Chain Research, and the Analytical Finance program; and through interdisciplinary clusters, such as Smart Grid, Integrated Healthcare Delivery, and Computational Science and Engineering.

To apply for this position, please visit the application web site.

For questions only, please contact Dr. Ted Ralphs at ted-at-lehigh-dot-edu or Dr. Katya Scheinberg at kas410-at-lehigh-dot-edu.

Cluster Hiring - Assistant or Associate Faculty position

Lehigh University invites applications for two tenure-track assistant or associate professor positions from candidates whose research focuses on computation, modeling, control, and optimization for advanced electricity systems. The faculty members will be part of a new university research cluster consisting of a multidisciplinary team of engineering, computer science, economics, and mathematics faculty. The cluster has a specific focus on smart grids that is part of a broader research agenda on “Integrated Networks for Electrical, Information, and Financial Flows.” The faculty members will be appointed to a position within an appropriate department—for example, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics.

The candidates must have a proven research interest in applications related to smart grids, including, but not limited to, topics such as: survivable networks, electricity pricing, combinatorial auctions, power systems design and modeling, dynamic control of power and information networks, real-time scheduling and resource management, market models, visualization of electricity networks, real-time computational systems, data analytics, sensor networks, communications, estimation, and real-time systems design. The candidates’ research may draw on methodological areas including, but not limited to: optimization, simulation, statistical modeling, robust optimization, stochastic discrete optimization, scientific computation, nonlinear networks, game-theoretical models, high-performance computing, high-precision numerical computing, algorithmic decision theory, dynamical systems, signal processing and communications, systems design theory, dynamic control of large-scale interconnected systems, large scale data processing, and realtime operating, embedded, and decision systems.

Applicants must possess (1) an earned doctorate, outstanding academic credentials, and a demonstrated record of success, (2) excellent potential for interdisciplinary research and scholarship, and (3) the ability and commitment to teach courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The positions will require developing externally funded research program, supervising M.S. and Ph.D. students, and contributing to the smart grid cluster of Lehigh University through innovative research and teaching.

More information about the research cluster is available at lehigh.edu/grid.

Applications received by December 31, 2013 will receive full consideration, but earlier applications are encouraged. Applications should be submitted on-line; the URL will be supplied in an update to this ad, to be issued shortly. Applications should include a statement of interest, curriculum vita, list of publications, research and teaching statements, and the names and contact information for at least three references.

To apply for this position, please visit the application web site.


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