Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Intelligent Systems - Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 31, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Intelligent Systems - Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
The Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department ( is a successful, vibrant, and diverse academic enterprise. The MIE Department has annual research expenditures of ~$13M and is home to two research centers: (1) NSF Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing and (2) NSF/DHHS Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute. The department has rapidly grown in the last five (5) years and is currently comprised of 25 full-time co-op and teaching faculty and 55 tenured/tenure-track faculty members, of which 1 is a National Academy member, 25 are professional society fellows, 35% are women and 38% have received Young Investigator Awards. In addition, to our strong external research funding and programs in core and multidisciplinary areas including Biomechanics and Soft Matter, Robotics, Resilient Systems, Multifunctional Composites, Critical Infrastructure, Sustainability and Security, Big Data Analytics, and Man-Machine Interfaces. The department is also home to a large and highly talented student pool, currently enrolling over 160 PhD, 1,600 MS, and 1,400 BS students. Our current program U.S. News and World Reports graduate rankings are 40 (Mechanical Engineering) and 34 (Industrial Engineering).

Applicants will be considered at all ranks and are being sought in areas with emphases on multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and crosscutting activities. Faculty candidates in the broad research area of Intelligent Systems are being targeted, and in line with research focuses of smart manufacturing, resilience and sustainability, as well as AI with data analytics applied to multi-agent socio-technical systems, supply chain/logistics, systems engineering, infrastructure and other related issues.

Candidates should be committed to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to the MIE department and Northeastern University. At the core of the Northeastern engineering education experience is our top-ranked cooperative education program, which contributes significantly to the integrated learning model of our students in the MIE Department. The MIE department at Northeastern University is committed to equal opportunity, affirmative action, diversity and social justice while building a climate of inclusion on and beyond campus. In research and teaching environments, members of the University community work to cultivate an inclusive environment that denounces discrimination through innovation, collaboration and an awareness of global perspectives on social justice. We welcome individuals of all ages, backgrounds, beliefs, ethnicities, genders, gender identities, gender expressions, national origins, religious affiliations, sexual orientations, socioeconomic background, family education level, ability - and other visible and nonvisible differences.

Candidates are expected to have demonstrated or show potential/vision for establishing an excellent nationally and internationally recognized research program and strong record in extramurally funded research. Candidates will also need to demonstrate high-quality in teaching and contribute to advancing MIE education programs. In addition, candidates should be prepared to contribute to department, college, and university service.

A PhD is required in an appropriate field (e.g., Industrial Engineering, Operations Research, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, etc.) from an accredited institution by the appointment start date. For more information about the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department and Northeastern University's College of Engineering, please visit and

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Additional Information:
Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter; (2) detailed Curriculum Vitae; (3) a statement of research interests and objectives; (4) a statement outlining teaching interests, educational approaches, and mentoring philosophy; (5) a statement outlining activities and support plans for diversity, inclusion, and social justice; and (6) the names and contact information of at least three professional references. Applications received by January 15, 2021 will receive full consideration. The target starting date is the 2021-2022 academic year, but the positions will remain open until filled. Inquiries and nominations for the position should be submitted to the chair of the respective search committee: Professor Sagar Kamarthi,

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. The College of Engineering is seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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