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Assistant / Associate Professor

West Virginia University Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Morgantown, WV
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Oct 15, 2021

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The Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering (IMSE) at West Virginia University (WVU) invites applications and nominations for anticipated multiple tenure-track faculty positions at the level of Assistant/Associate Professor in Systems Analytics, Human Factors and Ergonomics, and Safety Engineering and/or Management. Anticipated start date is August 2022.
  • The specific research areas of interest for the Systems Analytics position include but are not limited to optimization and stochastic processes with applications in Manufacturing, Service Engineering/Design, Sensor Networks, IoT, Logistics, and Healthcare.
  • The specific research areas of interest for the Human Factors and Ergonomics position include but are not limited to Physical and/or Cognitive aspects of Human-system integration with applications in Human Adaptation and Interaction with Technology (Robotics, Co-Bots, Prosthetics, Exoskeletons, AR/XR, and Wearable Devices) and User-Centered Design.
  • The specific research areas of interest for the Safety Engineering and/or Management position include but are not limited to the theory and practice of Occupational Safety for application areas such as Process Planning and Control, Risk Management, Disaster Preparedness, Resiliency Planning, Worker's Compensation, Substance Abuse, Patient Handling, Environmental and Personnel Hazards, and Fire Prevention.


Eligible candidates for Systems Analytics and Human Factors and Ergonomics positions must hold at the time of appointment an earned doctorate in Industrial Engineering or a closely related engineering discipline, with at least one degree in Industrial Engineering.

Eligible candidates for Safety Engineering and/or Management position must hold at the time of appointment an earned doctorate in a Safety related discipline, with at least one degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) field.

The successful candidates must have the ability to (1) teach lecture, laboratory, or design courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, (2) develop and sustain an independent, nationally recognized, externally-sponsored research program, (3) collaborate within multi-disciplinary teams of faculty and other researchers across colleges and institutions, and (4) be engaged in professional activities. Candidates for the rank of Associate Professor must have an outstanding record of teaching, research, and service.

West Virginia University is the comprehensive Land Grant University of the State of West Virginia with a main campus enrollment of over 29,000 students, and a Carnegie Classification of Highest Research Activity (i.e., R1 University). Morgantown and vicinity has a population of about 62,000 residents and is ranked among the most livable small cities in the country. The community lies within a high technology corridor that also includes several federal research facilities, such as the NASA's Independent Verification and Validation Facility (IV&V), U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory, the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The city is located within reasonable driving distances from Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC. Additional details on the area and the university are available at and

The WVU Statler College currently has seven academic departments, over 4,200 students, and 135 faculty members with about 22 million in annual external research expenditures. The college is nationally recognized for high quality teaching and research as well as its excellent faculty and students. The IMSE Department has 12 faculty members, 320 undergraduate, and 120 graduate students. The Department offers degrees at the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. levels.

Morgantown is a safe, inclusive, and family-friendly community. WVU provides faculty members with a supportive environment for developing a visible and productive career ( and a range of progressive policies to support work-life integration ( WVU also offers a Dual Career Program to assist partners in their career transition and job search and belongs to the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (

To apply for this opportunity, visit Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research statement, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for at least three professional references. Only candidates who submit complete documentation of professional quality will be considered in the review process. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2021. For further information, contact IMSE Interim Chair, Dr. Ashish Nimbarte, by telephone (304-293-9473) or e-mail ( or visit the IMSE website at

West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. The University received the 2019 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award and the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources has received the ASEE Bronze Award for Diversity.
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