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Fluor Endowed Chair

Department of Industrial Engineering, Clemson University

The Department of Industrial Engineering at Clemson University invites applications and nominations for the Fluor Endowed Chair. The Endowed Chair position is the highest designation afforded a faculty member at Clemson University. Successful candidates will have an exemplary record of scholarship, external research funding, teaching, and service, and will be expected to articulate a research vision that promotes collaboration between Clemson IE, national and regional industry partners, and other stakeholders. The position is open to all areas of industrial engineering and operations research; however, preference will be given to candidates working in the areas of optimization, artificial intelligence, and other data-driven methods for decision making. Individuals with a strong record of multidisciplinary research collaborations that address important societal challenges in application areas including supply chain and logistics, healthcare, sustainability, manufacturing, and transportation are especially encouraged to apply.

The College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences at Clemson University is building several strategic, cross- disciplinary faculty clusters to advance research and education in four thrusts: Next Generation Computing, Infrastructure & Sustainable Environment, Future Materials, and Health Innovation & Human Performance. With this increasing emphasis on cross-disciplinary collaborations, joint appointments with multiple departments are feasible.

The ideal candidate will be a scholar with leadership skills to expand disciplinary boundaries and address important technical and societal challenges by sustaining an externally funded research program supported by federal, state, and industry sources. Additionally, the Fluor Chair will be an outstanding contributor to the educational mission of the University and have a willingness to mentor junior faculty members. We are seeking candidates who value collaboration, academic excellence, collegiality, and a diverse and inclusive work environment.

The Department of Industrial Engineering currently has 23 full-time faculty members with continued growth expected over the next few years. We have a student population of more than 500 undergraduate students, 125 M.S. students, and 40 Ph.D. students. Furthermore, our online Master of Engineering (MEng) program has over 80 enrolled students. Additional information about the Department can be found at

Clemson University is South Carolina’s public land-grant University. As a Carnegie R1 Institution, the University has excellent research resources, including the Palmetto Cluster, a top 500 global high-performance computing cluster. The College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences encourages impactful interdisciplinary work, and this culture of collaboration includes joint appointments in other departments and schools on campus, as well as extensive work with several industry partners. The University, College, and Department are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community of scholars dedicated to working and teaching in a multicultural environment. Clemson University recognizes that many candidates for faculty positions have dual career needs. The Dual Career Program in the Office of the Provost provides support when considering employment opportunities with the University and in the surrounding community.

Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in industrial engineering, operations research, or a closely related field. To apply for this position, please submit the following items via Interfolio at a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, accomplishments and vision, statement on diversity and inclusion, up to three representative publications, and a list of four professional references including names, email addresses and phone numbers. Inquiries should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Jeff Kharoufeh, at The review of applications will begin on December 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is August 15, 2023.

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.