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Assistant Professor, Fall 2024 - Operations Research and Industrial Engineering - UT Austin

The University of Texas at Austin
United States, Texas, Austin
April 20, 2024

The Operations Research & Industrial Engineering graduate program, housed within the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track, faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, broadly focused on the integration of data and decision making. Specific methodological areas of interest include optimization under uncertainty, analytics, machine learning, and simulation. Candidates with demonstrated interest in the application areas of energy and/or environment, advanced manufacturing, or healthcare are especially encouraged to apply. Nevertheless, outstanding applications are welcomed from any research area, beyond the specific areas of interest mentioned previously.

We are committed to supporting the success of all members of our community: students, staff, and faculty. A successful candidate can expect to benefit from and contribute to those efforts. The Department's Strategic Plan identifies a set of core values, which include: scholarship, impact, integrity, diversity, collaboration and inclusivity.


Candidates must have a PhD in operations research, industrial engineering, or a related area. The successful candidate will be expected to create undergraduate and graduate learning environments that address the needs of students from a variety of backgrounds, with differing learning styles and abilities. Further, the successful applicant will be expected to develop an externally sponsored research program, mentor graduate students, collaborate with other faculty, and be involved in service to the university and profession.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should submit the following materials:

(1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) research statement, (4) teaching and mentoring statement, and (5) a list of three references. Please see for additional information and guidance.

Candidates should address their submission to the ORIE Faculty Search Committee. Evaluation of applications will begin October 1, 2023, and will continue until an appropriate candidate is identified. Further information on the Graduate Program in Operations Research & Industrial Engineering may be found at .

The successful candidate will be required to complete an Employment Eligibility Verification form and provide documents to verify identity and eligibility to work in the USA. A security sensitive background check will be conducted on the applicant selected.

Please address questions to Prof. J. Eric Bickel, ORIE Faculty Search Committee Chair ().

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.