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Department Head

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Department Head
Faculty Rank: Professor
Posting Number: TR0170200
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Position Summary:

The Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) is seeking nominations and applications for the position of Department Head. The department has 30 full-time faculty members, with an on-campus enrollment of about 550 undergraduate, 170 M.S. and 90 Ph.D. students. Graduate program areas of specialization include Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics, Management Systems Engineering, Manufacturing Systems Engineering, and Operations Research. Additionally, the department manages an extended campus graduate program, which offers Master of Engineering Administration, M.S. in Systems Engineering, and Ph.D. in Management System Engineering degrees, as well as graduate certificates. Research facilities include the Center for Innovation-Based Manufacturing, Center for Human Factors and Ergonomics, and Center for High-Performance Manufacturing. The current annual research expenditures exceed $3.4M. Both graduate and undergraduate programs are consistently ranked in the top ten IE programs nationally.

Applicants must have a proven record of scholarly publications, funded research, effective teaching, and professional and university service. Evidence of experience in leading faculty, and a demonstrated commitment to inclusion and diversity in an academic environment, is required. In support of its strategic initiatives, the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech seeks a dynamic leader committed to fostering an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. The Department Head is expected to provide effective departmental representation across the University, as well as foster strong relationships with industry representatives, government sponsors, alumni, and the ISE Advisory Board.

Required Qualifications:

The appointment requires a Ph.D. degree, with at least one degree in Industrial Engineering or a closely related field. Professional qualifications and experience should be consistent with the requirements for appointment at the rank of Full Professor with tenure.

Preferred Qualifications:

A professional engineering (P.E.) registration, and/or similar certification in a specialty-engineering field, is desirable.

Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check? Yes
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How to Apply for this Job:

Applicants must apply online at jobs.vt.edu (posting number TR0170200 ): application materials will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of leadership experience and philosophy with a brief vision for the department, and contact information for at least three references.

Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Tenured
Academic Year or Calendar Year? Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: commensurate with experience
Department: Industrial and Systems Engineering
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date: 11/16/2017
Review Begin Date: 02/01/2018
Job Close Date: (if applicable)
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Accessibility at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/81658

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Other Doc
  5. Other Doc #2
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