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Chairperson and Professor, Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering

West Virginia University

West Virginia University
Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering, Morgantown, West Virginia
Web Site: http://www.imse.statler.wvu.edu

West Virginia University (WVU) is conducting a national search to fill the position of Chairperson of the Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering (IMSE). The vision of the Statler College is to be recognized internationally for its excellence in education, research and outreach activities. The IMSE Department plays a key role in meeting this vision.

WVU is a Carnegie Classification High Research Institution and a public land grant university. Nearly 30,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students are enrolled on its main campus in Morgantown, WV. The IMSE Department offers a BS degree in Industrial Engineering, MS degrees in Industrial Engineering, Industrial Hygiene and Safety Management, and PhD degrees in Industrial Engineering and Occupational Safety and Health. It currently has 15 tenure track faculty and 3 support staff. The department has annual research expenditures of over $2 million, with approximately 275 undergraduates and 125 graduate students.

WVU seeks an energetic and ambitious leader with a strong record of scholarly and/or professional accomplishments as Chairperson. The Chairperson reports to the Dean of the Statler College and is responsible for administration of all programs and budgets of the Department, working with faculty, staff, and students to deliver outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs, and fostering research efforts of the highest quality. Specific duties include: a) administration; b) leadership and planning; c) mentoring and recruiting; d) teaching; e) research and scholarly activity; f) representing the Department to constituents; and g) developing and maintaining productive relationships with alumni, business, and government communities.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Earned doctoral degree in industrial engineering or a closely related Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) field.
  • Academic credentials and strong established professional record of teaching and research, substantial external funding, service and leadership in industrial engineering or a STEM field that merits appointment as a tenured Professor in the IMSE Department.
  • A record of at least five years of increasing administrative responsibility which may include previous Associate Chair or other similar assignments.
  • A demonstrated capacity for leadership with excellent personnel management skills.
  • Proven fiscal managerial skills.
  • Registration as a professional engineer.

Complete applications should include a letter outlining qualifications for the position and vision for leadership of the Department, current curriculum vitae, and the contact information of at least three professional references. Nominations and applications must be sent as a single PDF to Wendy J. Spaw, Office Administrator at wjspaw@mail.wvu.edu (304-293-4124). Inquiries and applications will be confidential. The names of finalists who come to the campus for interviews will be announced publicly. Preference will be given to applications received by November 15, 2013 and the position will remain open until filled. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2014 or soon thereafter.

West Virginia University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages application from women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities, in commitment to building a diverse body of faculty and staff. West Virginia University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity.



West Virginia University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages application from women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities, in commitment to building a diverse body of faculty and staff. West Virginia University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity.