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Tenure Track-Assistant Professor Position
Western Michigan University

Date Posted Nov. 2, 2022
Title Tenure Track-Assistant Professor Position
University Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI, United States
Department Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering & Engineering Management
Application Deadline Open till filled
Position Start Date August 2023
  • Assistant Professor
  • Industrial & Systems Engineering


Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering & Engineering Management
Western Michigan University

The Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering & Engineering Management Department (IEE&EM) at Western Michigan University (WMU) is accepting applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position starting August 2023. All candidates are expected to be effective researchers, competent teachers and perform service activities. Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering or Engineering Management from an ABET-accredited university by August 2023. Experience and/or potential in conducting independent research, quality teaching, and relevant industrial experience is desired.

Applicants must be able to provide instruction in traditional areas of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, in such topics as operations management, systems engineering, facilities planning, supply chain, simulation, quality control, reliability and entrepreneurial engineering. Additionally, it is anticipated that this individual will develop new coursework in their field of expertise.

WMU's Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering & Engineering Management Department (IEE&EM) is an integral player in research in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS). Desirable candidates will work closely with the CEAS faculty to seek external funding from regional and national providers, research foundations, and federal funding agencies. In addition, candidates' research areas are expected to complement the department's expertise in data analytics, Industry 4.0, healthcare, and advanced engineering management practices.

The IEE&EM Department offers an ABET-accredited undergraduate engineering degree in Industrial & Entrepreneurial Engineering, an ABET-accredited undergraduate in Engineering Management Technology, an MSE in Industrial Engineering, an MS in Engineering Management, and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering. Currently, the department has 12 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 108 undergraduate and 91 graduate students. Additional information can be found on our web site at

The CEAS has seven academic departments, with programs in engineering, engineering technology, and applied sciences, and is housed in a $100 million facility located on a 270-acre engineering campus. This site includes a state-of-the-art engineering complex and a Business Technology & Research Park.

Western Michigan University, located in Southwest Michigan, is a vibrant, nationally recognized student-centered research institution with an enrollment over 20,000, approximately 20% of whom are at the graduate level. WMU delivers high-quality undergraduate instruction, has a strong graduate division, and fosters significant research activities. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has placed WMU among the 76 public institutions in the nation designated as research universities with high research activities. Kalamazoo, the educational and cultural center of Southwestern Michigan, is located midway between Chicago and Detroit. The Kalamazoo area offers a vibrant blend of metropolitan and rural living, along with thriving technological, manufacturing, and service-based industries.

Salary for the position will be commensurate with the applicant's experience and background. Submit a single PDF file that includes the following: a one-page cover letter, a curriculum vita, a one-page statement each of research interests and teaching philosophy, and contact information for three academic/professional references.

The file should be submitted online at:, (posting #F042P). Look for the posting in the Department of Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering & Engineering Management. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2022. Applications submitted after that date will be reviewed until the position is filled.

WMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and all other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

  • WMU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer consistent with applicable Federal and State Law. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

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