Assistant Professor – Big Data Analytics and AI in Industrial and Systems Engineering

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About The University of Texas at El Paso: The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is America’s leading Hispanic-serving university. Located at the westernmost tip of Texas, where three states and two countries converge along the Rio Grande, UTEP is a public research university, with a Carnegie R1 classification that transforms lives. Ninety-four percent of UTEP’s nearly 25,000 students are minorities, and many are the first in their families to go to college. At UTEP, students have access to 168 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in nine colleges and schools. Located in the second-most educated city in Texas, UTEP is recognized as one of the best research universities in the country for connecting students with the community around them. It is one of only 28 institutions in the U.S. and 3 in Texas to hold both top tier research and community engagement distinctions from the Carnegie Foundation.

UTEP advances discovery of public value and positively impacts the health, culture, education and economy of the community it serves. With more than $108 million in total annual research expenditures, the University is ranked among the top 5% of colleges and universities in research and fifth in Texas for federal research expenditures at public universities. The University employs approximately 4,000 faculty, staff and students. It has one of the lowest out-of-pocket costs of any research university in the U.S., underscoring its commitment to offer an exceptional education at a great value. Almost 25% of graduates from the poorest backgrounds reach the top income quintile, placing UTEP in the top 10 universities in American for social mobility.

El Paso is a highly livable, bicultural community of more than 800,000 people that offers affordable homes and attractive neighborhoods. It has been repeatedly named among the safest large U.S. cities. El Paso experiences almost 300 days of sunshine annually, and residents enjoy outdoor activities year-round. The City of El Paso is adjacent to the state of New Mexico and the country of Mexico, making it an ideal venue for academic programs and research studies on topics of national interest, such as bilingual education/language acquisition, border environment and immigration, environmental sustainability and infrastructure, health disparities, and international trade and commerce.

About the IMSE Department: The Department of Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering at UTEP ( offers an ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering and Master of Science degrees in Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, and Systems Engineering. Our faculty supervise Ph.D. students in the following programs: Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical and Computer Engineering as well as in the following interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs: Computational Science, and Environmental Science and Engineering. The Department is currently developing a proposal for a Ph.D. program in Industrial and Systems Engineering. The department has an enrollment close to 400 students (undergraduate and graduate) and has expertise in smart manufacturing, quality and reliability, operations research, systems engineering, healthcare, and sustainability. Over the past years, the Department has experienced a significant growth in research expenditures through major grants and contracts from USDA, DHS, NSF, NIST, DoED and aerospace and defense industries like Lockheed Martin Corporation, among others. The Department maintains a strong collaboration with regional manufacturing industries that provide the opportunity for faculty to work with U.S. and international manufacturing companies. The Department houses the Research Institute for Manufacturing and Engineering Systems (RIMES), which has strong research linkages with industry and government partners. For further information, please visit the RIMES web site

Job Description: The Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering Department (IMSE) in the College of Engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) invites applications for one full-time, tenure-track position at the assistant professor level with an anticipated start date of fall 2022. Candidates with strengths in Big Data Analytics and AI in Industrial and Systems Engineering are encouraged to apply. Special emphasis will be placed on applicants with a record of research accomplishments in (1) Systems Analysis and Optimization, (2) Smart Manufacturing, (3) Quality and Reliability Engineering and (4) Stochastic Analysis and Simulation. Qualified applicants in all areas of Industrial and Systems Engineering such as Logistics and Supply Chain, Healthcare, Energy, Manufacturing, Robotics, and Cyber-security will be considered for the position.

Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to establish a strong extramurally funded research program, teach and develop undergraduate and graduate courses, contribute to mentoring students and serve on departmental, college, and university committees. We look for applicants with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, who have demonstrated the ability to work in a team environment, and to provide leadership and guidance in a multidisciplinary program.

Required Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering or a related field from an ABET-accredited institution. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate and graduate education. Demonstrated scholarly achievements as evidenced by a track-record of publications. Demonstrated potential for establishing an extramurally funded research program. Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in academia. Excellent communication skills are required.

Application Instructions: Applicants must submit the following: 1) a letter of interest describing their interest in the position and their fit to the department and the institution, 2) detailed curriculum vitae, 3) name and complete contact information of at least three references, 4) unofficial transcripts, 5) a two-page teaching/mentorship statement, 5) a two-page research statement, and 6) a one-page diversity, equity, and inclusion statement.

Review of applications will begin November 15th, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated appointment date is fall 2022.

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Salary: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Hiring decisions are based on budget approval.

In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, The University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all. We seek to attract faculty and staff who share our commitment.

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity in employment or the provision of services in accordance with state and federal law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes an employee’s or prospective employee’s right to be free from sexual harassment under Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972.

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