About the ISE Lecturer Position

The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Iowa is one of six academic units housed within the College of Engineering. Departmental faculty collaborate with the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics and colleges across campus, including the College of Medicine, Pharmacy, Business, Public Health, and Liberal Arts and Sciences, as well as industrial and government organizations. The department has a diversified portfolio of funding sources through the NSF, DoD, NIH, foundations, and corporations. Our faculty are integrated into interdisciplinary research units: IIHR – Hydroscience and Engineering, Iowa Technology Institute, Public Policy Center, Injury Prevention Research Center, and the National Advanced Driving Simulator, among others. 

The University of Iowa (UI) College of Engineering invites applications for an Instructional Track faculty position in the rank of Lecturer with a tentative start date of August 2023 (though a start date of January 2023 would be preferred). The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering or a related field.

The successful candidate will develop a teaching portfolio in some subset or combination of health care engineering, human factors, data analytics, and simulation.

Applications are welcome for either full-time (100% - a 3-course teaching load per semester) or half-time (50% - a 3-course teaching load for the year).  Both full- and half-time appointments receive full benefits, and either position may be extended, upon approval by the College of Engineering.

Instructional Track Faculty (Lecturers, Associate Professors of Instruction, and Professors of Instruction) play in important role in advancing the teaching excellence of the College of Engineering. Promotion and advancement opportunities are available for Lecturers.

As a premier university, the University of Iowa fosters the exchange of ideas. The university understands the link between diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and excellence in education. We embrace our shared responsibility to create a welcoming and inclusive campus culture so that all community members can unlock their own potential. Faculty in the College of Engineering contribute to DEI by designing curricula, research programs, and engagement opportunities that challenge the status quo, cultivate empathy, seek out diverse perspectives, and value global citizenship. To learn more, visit https://diversity.uiowa.edu/.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Teaching three class sections in each of the fall and spring semesters (or for the year, for half-time appointment). These may include classes at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
  • Advise undergraduate students.
  • Contribute to department and college service activities.

Successful candidates should be committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of their work.

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in Industrial Engineering or a related discipline
  • Ability to teach and develop courses in health care engineering, human factors, safety, data analytics, or simulation
  • Evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience in teaching undergraduate engineering courses
  • Interest in advancing engineering education
  • Interest in teaching graduate courses in industrial engineering

Applicants will be asked to include the following components in their application:

  • A cover letter explaining your interest in the position;
  • A current CV;
  • Commitment to DEI Statement: Describe your past, current, and/or future contributions to DEI, and how your research, teaching, mentoring and/or professional service activities have (or will) advance DEI and promote social justice.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, and the ADA in The Office of Institutional Equity, 319/335-0705 (voice) or 319/335-0697 (text), The University of Iowa, 202 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242-1316.

Persons with disabilities may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or fsds@uiowa.edu, to inquire or discuss accommodation needs.

Prospective employees may review the University Campus Security Policy and the latest annual crime statistics by contacting the Department of Public Safetyat (319) 335-5022.

Further inquiries regarding this position can be sent to the attention of Dr. Geb Thomas, Search Committee Chair via: engr-hr@uiowa.edu

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