Associate or Full Professor, Human Factors and Ergonomics or Engineering Management

San Jose State University in California

Deadline January 20, 2015
Date Posted August 22, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

San José State University
San José, California

Subject to budgetary approval

Human Factors and Ergonomics or Engineering Management
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Job Opening ID (JOID):

Rank: Associate or Full Professor

The successful candidate will be considered for one of the available endowed chair positions in the College of Engineering.

An earned Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering, or related Engineering discipline is required. The department offers a broad range of course topics to its students; however the person selected for this position will be expected to be focused on Human Factors or Engineering Management. Preference will be given to applicants holding at least one degree in Industrial Engineering. The candidate must have a record of teaching excellence and scholarly accomplishment commensurate for appointment at the advanced rank. Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language, and academic preparation through course materials, teaching strategies, and advisement.

The person selected for this faculty position will be responsible for teaching in the undergraduate and graduate programs, providing leadership for the graduate program in Human Factors or Engineering Management, advising students including masters projects and theses, and developing a research program related to his/her field of interest. In addition, the appointee will actively participate in strengthening the present ties between the ISE Department and its surrounding high tech industries and will embark on establishing new connections with high tech companies. Additionally, the appointee will participate in department and college committee assignments and in other activities that connect the ISE Department to the College of Engineering and the rest of the campus.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting Date: August 18, 2015

Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Procedures: For full consideration, by January 20, 2015, submit in pdf format a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy and research plans to:

In addition, arrange for at least three original letters of reference with contact information to be submitted to:

Please include JOID # on all correspondence. The position remains open until filled.
The San José State University Industrial and Systems Department
• Is a leading provider of engineering professionals to Silicon Valley’s high-tech industries.
• Offers degrees in Industrial and Systems Engineering (BS and MS) and Human Factors and Ergonomics (MS), Engineering Management (MS).
• Provides faculty members with opportunities for close collaborative ties with industry and research partners in Silicon Valley.
• Serves more than 330 undergraduate and graduate students.
• The BS Industrial and Systems degree is accredited by ABET and has been ranked by U.S. World News as number three in the nation among public universities not offering Ph.D. programs.

San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California’s most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close. A member of the 23-campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls approximately 30,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

San José State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

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