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(Open Rank) Assistant, Associate, Professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering
University of Southern California

Date Posted Sep. 28, 2023
Title (Open Rank) Assistant, Associate, Professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering
University University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Department Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Application Deadline May 14, 2024
Position Start Date Aug. 16, 2024
  • Assistant Professor
    Senior Lecturer
    Associate Professor
  • Industrial & Systems Engineering

The University of Southern California invites applications for multiple tenured and tenure-track positions in the Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.  Appointments can be made at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and/or Professor ranks. Candidates at the senior ranks must have demonstrated research excellence and sustained commitment to the discipline and are expected to have a vibrant research program with external funding.  Exceptional senior candidates may be considered for a chaired professorship.  The USC Viterbi School is committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and welcomes applications from women; persons of African, Hispanic and Native American descent; veterans; and persons with disabilities.

We invite applications from candidates with demonstrated excellence and commitment in Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE).  Accomplished candidates with expertise in the core ISE methodological areas (e.g., optimization, probability, simulation, statistics, and computational science) and interest in solving important societal problems (e.g., in supply chain, transportation and logistics, healthcare, finance) are encouraged to apply.  Applications from candidates with expertise in data science, machine learning, and related areas are also encouraged. The department is aiming to hire at least one candidate working in the area of stochastics, broadly defined, although strong candidates in all relevant areas are also sought this hiring cycle.

An earned doctorate in Industrial and Systems Engineering or a closely related field is required. 

Application materials must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests (each up to 2 pages) and contact information for three references. Applicants are encouraged to include a succinct statement on fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion.  To receive full consideration, all materials should be received by December 7, 2023. Candidates whose applications are received before October 6, 2023, may be considered for an interview at the INFORMS Annual Meeting.

The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is among the top engineering schools in the world. It counts 199 full-time, tenure-track faculty members.  Faculty engage in interdisciplinary research through the School’s research centers, including the Information Sciences Institute, the Institute for Creative Technologies, the Department of Homeland Security’s first University Center of Excellence (CREATE), the National Center for Metropolitan Transportation Research (METRANS), the Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society (CAIS), the Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM), and is affiliated with the USC Stevens Center for Innovation. The School’s research expenditures typically exceed $183 million annually. Our ISE department plays a key role in our new School of Advanced Computing (

  • USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. The Viterbi School of Engineering at USC is committed to enabling the success of dual career families and fosters a family-friendly environment.

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  • Shelly Lewis
    Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
    University of Southern California
    Los Angeles, CA


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