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Assistant/Associate Professor - M&IE

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number FAC - VA - 18020
For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Kathy Campbell
406-994-6755
kathy.campbell@me.montana.edu

Classification Title Professor
Working Title Assistant/Associate Professor - M&IE
Brief Position Overview

Assistant/Associate tenure-track position with primary responsibilities teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses focused in industrial and management systems engineering, developing a nationally-recognized, externally-funded research program, and participating in professional/service activities.

Faculty Tenure Track Yes
Faculty Rank Assistant/Associate Professor
Position Number 4A0582
Department Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Division College of Engineering
Appointment Type Faculty
Contract Term Academic Year
Semester Fall
If other, specify From date
If other, specify End date
FLSA Exempt
Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining
FTE 1.0
Benefits Eligible Eligible
Salary Salary commensurate with academic rank, experience, and qualifications
Contract Type MUS
If other, please specify
Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

The Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at Montana State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Industrial & Management Systems Engineering at the Assistant or Associate Professor level (as appropriate) with primary responsibilities in teaching, research and service/outreach. The successful candidate will become an integral part of the program. Duties will include teaching courses focused in industrial and management systems engineering, working on curriculum development, developing a nationally recognized, externally funded research program, and participating in professional/service activities.

Montana State University values a broad array of experiences and perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally rich campus environment. We hope to attract applicants who can teach in a diverse university community and have demonstrated ability in helping students from diverse backgrounds succeed. In support of our strategic plan, which promotes access and respect, we enthusiastically encourage members of traditionally underrepresented groups to apply. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Duties and Responsibilities

The new faculty member will be expected to contribute to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching in the Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Department, and conduct nationally-recognized externally-funded scholarly work in an emerging area of industrial or systems engineering research that affords collaboration with other MSU researchers, such as: sustainability, cybersecurity, autonomous and connected vehicles, financial engineering, healthcare, or user-centered design/usability engineering or related field as appropriate. Other responsibilities include advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, participation in accreditation activities and committee assignments, and service to the university, state, and profession. We hope to attract applicants who can teach in a diverse University community and have demonstrated ability in helping students from diverse backgrounds succeed.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  1. PhD in Industrial Engineering or closely related field by date of hire.
  2. Excellent potential for nationally recognized, externally funded research.
  3. Research interests that complement current research directions within the College of Engineering or in an emerging area of national interest.
  4. Exceptional potential for effective undergraduate and graduate teaching in M&IE.
  5. Record of peer-reviewed and/or other scholarly publications.
Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  1. Demonstrated ability to engage a diverse student body and colleagues.
  2. Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching.
  3. Industry, academic or professional experience.
  4. Research program experience that complements or expands current departmental or college research programs.
The Successful Candidate Will

The Successful Candidate will have:

  • The ability to mentor and inspire a diverse student body;
  • Capacity and motivation to collaborate with MSU colleagues;
  • A broad understanding of the topics found in industrial and management engineering;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; and,
  • An ability to develop positive working relationships with colleagues, students, and industry.
Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

Work is predominately performed in an office, classroom, and laboratory setting.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

The Program
The Department


The M&IE Department offers ABET accredited BS degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology and Industrial & Management Systems Engineering. A degree in Financial Engineering is also available. Graduate offerings include MS degrees in Industrial & Management Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, and a Ph.D. degree in Engineering with options in Industrial Engineering, Applied Mechanics or Mechanical Engineering. The Department is strong in both traditional and emerging areas of each discipline, with substantial laboratory facilities supporting instructional and research missions. Available to M&IE Department faculty are collaborations with MSU’s Energy Research Institute, Center for Biofilm Engineering, Imaging and Chemical Analysis Laboratory, Magnetic Resonance Lab, Subzero Science and Engineering Research Facility, Montana Microfabrication Facility, Western Transportation Institute, Wind Application Center, Montana Manufacturing Extension Center, Thermal Biology Institute, and Center for Bio-Inspired Nano-Materials.

The College

The College of Engineering comprises five academic departments – Chemical & Biological Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, and is home to the Center for Biofilm Engineering (CBE), Western Transportation Institute (WTI), Montana Microfabrication Facility (MMF), Subzero Science and Engineering Research Facility, Montana Manufacturing Extension Center (MMEC), and Army and Air Force ROTC Units. The College enrolls approximately 3,600 students with more than 200 studying in graduate degree programs. Doctoral degree programs include a Ph.D. in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Engineering with options in the fields of Applied Mechanics, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

With a wide array of research programs in progress, MSU engineering faculty and students have garnered an impressive number of awards. In recent years, MSU engineering students have been recognized with a number of prestigious awards, including two Rhodes Scholarships, a Marshall Fellowship, a Gates-Cambridge Fellowship, as well as four Goldwater scholarships in 2013. Excitement in the College is building in anticipation of the new Norm Asbjornson Hall (NAH) expected to be completed in Fall 2018. This innovative facility will transform engineering education and scholarly activity at MSU.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies one (1)
Desired Start Date August 15, 2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Date
Close Date
Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on November 15, 2017; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions
Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; recruitment@montana.edu .

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: www2.montana.edu/policy/affirmative_action/ .

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter addressing Each of the Required and Preferred Qualifications
  2. Resume OR Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research Statement (max 2 pages)
  4. Teaching Statement (max 2 pages)
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

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