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Department of Industrial Engineering, Clemson University

The Department of Industrial Engineering at Clemson University invites applications and nominations for the Fluor Endowed Chair with a starting date of August 2022. The Endowed Chair position is the highest designation afforded a faculty at Clemson University; therefore, we seek outstanding candidates who have an exemplary record of scholarly work, research funding, student outcomes, and a research vision that promotes collaboration between Clemson IE, its regional/national industry partners, and a broad set of stakeholders that includes federal and state agencies. The Fluor Endowed Chair will develop a cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research program within intelligent supply chain design, analytics, and control, data-driven decision-making, artificial intelligence, and/or optimization. The research should have an impact on important national problems in areas like infrastructure, energy, manufacturing, transportation, mobility, healthcare, capital projects, and operations management.

The College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences at Clemson University is building a number of strategic, cross-disciplinary faculty clusters to advance research and education in four thrusts:

  • Next-Generation Computing
  • Infrastructure & Sustainable Environment
  • Future Materials
  • Health Innovation & Human Performance

This position is part of the AI cluster whose members will leverage their expertise in AI, machine learning, cybersecurity, autonomy, sensing, and analytics in collaborative research pursuits with faculty across and beyond the college. With this cross-disciplinary focus, joint appointments with multiple departments are encouraged for positions in this cluster.

The ideal candidate will be a scholar with leadership skills to develop and advance new research directions, sustain a funded research program across both federal and industrial sources, deliver teaching excellence at all levels, and mentor junior faculty as they begin their research careers. They must have a significant record of academic accomplishments, a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and a willingness to expand disciplinary boundaries to address complex technical and societal grand challenges.

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 550 undergraduate students, 100 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.

Successful candidates must possess a Ph.D. in industrial engineering, operations research, or a closely related field.

Applicants should submit the following items via Interfolio at

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Research Accomplishments and Vision
  4. Statement on Diversity and Inclusion
  5. Up to three representative publications (merged in a single PDF file)
  6. List of three professional references including names, email addresses, and phone numbers

Inquiries should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Bill Ferrell, at Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.

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.