Faculty Opening

The Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME) in the College of Engineering at Penn State (University Park) is seeking applicants for an Assistant Research Professor and Associate Director position for the Service Enterprise Engineering (SEE 360) initiative.

The mission of SEE 360 is to contribute to the strategic goals of the College of Engineering and the IME department to enhance engineering students’ fundamental educational experience; awareness of societal challenges in the United States (where 80 percent of the workforce is employed in the service sector); access to the entrepreneurial opportunities of the sector; and collaboration with industry and alumni partners to improve the productivity and quality of the service sector. This mission is accomplished partly by introducing engineering students to the opportunities in labor-intensive service industries, applying engineering techniques to “under-engineered” service enterprises, and by developing new engineering techniques for service industries.

Applicant will be involved in fundamental and applied research in emerging opportunities for engineering in the service industry, such as sharing economy, electronic retailing, and productivity in services. The selected candidate is expected to lead the initiative toward achievement of the mission by working closely with the Director of SEE 360, the Department Head, and the SEE Advisory Board. This will entail continually measuring our progress toward achievement of the mission and initiating new activities to increase our rate of progress. We are especially interested in an energetic and enthusiastic leader who will proactively develop a variety of industry partnerships. 

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a master’s degree while a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering or a related field is strongly preferred. Industry experience in the service sector is highly desirable. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are also required. This is a full-time non-tenure track academic position, funded for one year from date of hire with a good chance of renewal. Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups. 

Apply at https://psu.jobs/job/77584

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Home of the first established industrial engineering program in the world, the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME) at Penn State has made a name for itself in the engineering industry through its storied tradition of unparalleled excellence and innovation in research, education, and outreach.

We are Innovators. We are Makers. We are Excellence in Engineering. We are Penn State IME.

The Harold and Inge Marcus Department of
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

310 Leonhard Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-7601

FAX: 814-863-4745