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Assistant Professor - Industrial & Systems Engineering

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Assistant Professor - Industrial & Systems Engineering

Wayne State University is searching for an experienced Assistant Professor - Industrial & Systems Engineering at its Detroit campus location.

Wayne State is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit, Michigan where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high-quality education. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities which prepare students for success in a global society.

Essential functions (job duties):

Wayne State University’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering is seeking candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor. The focus of this position is on Design, Planning, Operations, and Control within the context of Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing Systems. We are particularly interested in candidates that can contribute to our department’s visions, which centers around the realization of connected and autonomous manufacturing systems for the future of industry. Areas of interest that we are keenly interested in, but are not limited to: digital twins, cloud manufacturing, industrial cyber-physical systems, collaborative robotics, human-in-the-loop systems, blockchain, industrial internet-of-things and connectivity, extended reality, and industrial analytics.

The ideal candidate must have the ability to:

Develop and maintain a productive research program, including external funding.

Establish a cutting-edge laboratory.

Supervise the thesis and dissertation research of graduate students.

Teach undergraduate and graduate courses.

Contribute to college and university service activities.


We seek to hire an exceptional scholar with a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or other related areas.

A successful candidate is expected to show evidence of strong publication record, experience in teaching and mentoring students, and a strong commitment to scholarly collaboration with faculty within the college and university.


H05 - College of Engineering

Primary department:

H0509 - Industrial & Manufacturing Engr

Employment type:
  • Regular Employee
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Job category: Academic/Faculty
Funding/salary information:
  • Compensation type: Annual Salary
  • Salary hire maximum: TBD
Job openings:
  • Number of openings: 1
Background check requirements:

University policy requires certain persons who are offered employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal history check, before starting work. If you are offered employment, the university will inform you if a background check is required.

Equal employment opportunity statement:

Wayne State University provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. The university encourages applications from women, people of color and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


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