The Viterbi School of Engineering (VSoE) (http://viterbi.usc.edu
) of the University of Southern California invites nominations and applications for the position of Chair of the Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (http://www.usc.edu/dept/ise
The Epstein Department has 17 tenured/tenure track faculty members, four full-time teaching faculty members, and five research faculty members. The faculty includes five chaired professors, four Young Investigator and Early Career awardees, a PECASE recipient, and a number of fellows of professional organizations. The Department has about 180 undergraduate students enrolled in two ABET-accredited undergraduate programs, including a traditional B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering and a B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering with a specialization in Information Systems Engineering. The Department offers strong, growing, selective graduate programs at the master and doctoral levels, with current enrollments of about 550 M.S. students and about 50 Ph.D. students. Graduate concentration areas include industrial and systems engineering, engineering management, systems architecting and engineering, manufacturing engineering, operations research engineering, and health systems management engineering.
In 2001, the Department was the beneficiary of a $11 million gift from alumnus Daniel J. Epstein. This was the first naming gift bestowed on a department at the University of Southern California, the second in the field of industrial engineering nationally, and the first in the field of systems engineering. The Epstein Department is home to the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorist Events (CREATE, the first Department of Homeland Security University Center of Excellence), the Center for Rapid Automated Fabrication Technologies (CRAFT), the Center for Systems and Software Engineering (CSSE, in partnership with the Department of Computer Science), and the Biomedical Informatics Research Network Coordinating Center (BIRNCC, in partnership with the Information Sciences Institute). The faculty has close working collaborations with other engineering departments and institutes in the USC Viterbi School, such as the Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC, a Department of Defense University Affiliated Research Center), and the National Center for Metropolitan Transportation Research (METRANS), as well as with the USC Keck School of Medicine; the USC College; the USC School of Public Policy, Planning and Development; and other units and centers on campus.
The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is among the top tier engineering schools in the world. It counts 168 full-time, tenure-track faculty members, and is home to the Information Sciences Institute (ISI), two National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers, CREATE, and an Energy Frontiers Research Center (EFRC) supported by the Department of Energy. The School is affiliated with the Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering, the Institute for Creative Technologies, and the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation. USC Viterbi faculty members conduct research in leading-edge technologies with annual research expenditures typically exceeding $160 million.
We seek an individual who can provide strong, dynamic and innovative leadership to advance excellence in research, teaching, and service to the professional community. In addition to a proven record of scholarly achievement, the candidate must also possess technical leadership, a commitment to industrial and systems engineering education, and effective management and interpersonal skills. The candidate should have an earned doctorate in industrial and systems engineering or in a closely allied field, and be eligible for a tenured appointment at the rank of full professor.
The position is available starting July 1, 2011. Interested candidates should submit contact information, a curriculum vitae, and a cover letter describing their technical qualifications, leadership and future vision for the field. Include contact information for at least four professional references. This material should be submitted electronically at http://www.usc.edu/dept/ise/chairsearch.htm. Early submission is strongly advised and encouraged. All application material will be held in the strictest confidence. Other inquiries can be directed to:
Chair Recruitment Committee
Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and System Engineering
Attention: Georgia Lum
GER 240, Mail Code 0193
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0193 USA
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USC values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.