• University of Florida
  • United States
  • Dec 18, 2021

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Job Description:

The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida (UF) invites applications for a nine-month, full-time tenured/tenure track faculty position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE). Domains of interest for this position include financial engineering/quantitative finance and blockchains for financial technologies (FinTech). The ideal candidate will have prior experience in ISE methods for FinTech applications. We seek persons with expertise in various aspects of ISE, including data analytics, operations research and optimization, who are extending their research agendas to include AI methods and applications to FinTech. This new AI-enabled ISE position is part of a distributed research cluster/concentration with the Warrington College of Business, including two other early-career hires.

UF ISE offers BS, ME, MS and Ph.D. degrees. We have approximately 500 undergraduate students and 200 graduate students. The Department hosts research in various application areas including energy systems, healthcare systems, supply chain systems and transportation systems. We also currently host methodological research in data analytics, human systems engineering, optimization, simulation, and stochastic analysis. There are also outstanding opportunities for interdisciplinary work across the UF campus. More information about the department can be found at .

UF is currently ranked as one of the top-10 best public universities, 5th according to the 2022 U.S. News & World Report of Best Colleges. The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering is currently implementing a major expansion of faculty and state-of-the-art research and education facilities. The College will reach 300 faculty members in the near future with the ISE Department currently comprised of 23 permanent members. For more information about our College initiatives, please visit The University and College count among its greatest strengths a value of broad diversity among faculty, students and staff and a robust, inclusive and welcoming climate for learning and research. UF is committed to equal educational and employment opportunity and access, and seeks individuals of all races, ethnicities, genders and other attributes who, among their many exceptional qualifications, have a record of including a broad diversity of individuals in research and learning activities.

Expected Salary:

Salary to commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

In addition to having a doctorate degree in ISE, operations research or a closely related discipline, the applicant must possess a strong academic record for research and teaching excellence as well as a strong service record. Candidates will be expected to have a clear agenda for substantially adding to current department funded research combined with a passion for mentoring and leading early-career faculty to success. All candidates will also be expected to have a high-level of awareness of future trends in funding and research opportunities for FinTech applications. Additionally, candidates will be expected to develop a high-quality publication record at UF, supervise Ph.D. students, and teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in ISE. Outstanding candidates will be considered for any available endowed appointments (faculty fellowships/professorships/chairs) at the time of offer.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

This position was originally posted under requisition #67993. All previous applicants do not need to reapply.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately, with the first full committee screening for the current academic year occurring on October 1, 2021 and will continue to receive applications until the position is filled. All applications must be submitted at: (Search Job Requisition #519558). Complete applications must include the following files in PDF format: (1) cover letter summary and introduction related to hiring emphasis areas; (2) a personal statement including identification of any synergies with UF ISE as well as UF investigators, centers & institutes; (3) a diversity statement including experience in working with diverse and underrepresented groups in engineering; (4) a curriculum vitae including a 1-page CV highlights; (5) a research program vision statement with a focus on how any plans will support the department and college; (6) a teaching statement including a personal philosophy and interests; (7) up to three representative journal articles (co-)authored by the applicant; and (8) the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of no less than three and up to five references. The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. The anticipated start for the position is Summer 2022 with some flexibility for a later start based on individual needs.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.


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