Faculty position in VR and/or haptics, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago

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Department of Mechanical and

Industrial Engineering

FACULTY POSITION

Industrial Engineering

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in industrial engineering at the rank of assistant or associate professor with tentative starting date of August 16, 2012. Individuals with research interests in industrial virtual, augmented and mixed reality, industrial haptics, and advanced human-computer interaction for surgical applications are especially invited to apply. Individuals with research interests in healthcare systems, advanced manufacturing systems, production and service operations, financial engineering, and systems engineering are also encouraged to apply. We are seeking an individual with outstanding qualifications commensurate with the rank.  The successful applicant is required to have an earned Ph.D. in industrial engineering, or a closely related field such as operations research, systems engineering, and computer science, and is expected to develop and maintain an active, externally-funded research program as well as teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Individuals who have experience and training within an interdisciplinary group and a multi-investigator environment are especially encouraged to apply.

The department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering and industrial engineering, and currently has an undergraduate enrollment of 460 and a graduate enrollment of 200.  More information about the Department can be found at http://www.mie.uic.edu.  Applicants are required to send a letter of application indicating their qualifications, an up to date CV including the names and contact information of at least three references, and a separate one-page statement outlining their future teaching and research plans. For full consideration, please submit all your application materials electronically to the IE Search Committee Chair at IEsearch@uic.edu by January 2, 2012. Alternatively, hard copies can be sent by the same deadline to Chair, IE Faculty Search Committee, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department (MC 251), University of Illinois at Chicago, 842 West Taylor Street, Chicago, IL  60607-7022. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately. UIC is deeply committed to excellence, equity and diversity and welcomes applications from women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities and others who can contribute to the enrichment of ideas and perspectives. UIC is an AA/EO employer and is responsive to the needs of dual career couples with extensive life-friendly policies in place.

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