Assistant, Associate and Full Professor Open Position

The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE in Troy, NY, announces the initiation of a planned multi-year expansion of its faculty and mission.

We seek multiple faculty at all ranks--Assistant, Associate and Full Professor--to begin as early as fall 2021. We encourage applications from individuals whose work develops cutting-edge methodologies in pursuit of solutions to novel and challenging problems with the potential for strong societal impact. Areas of particular interest include human-machine systems, optimization, and data science & engineering, among others. Applicants with cross-cutting research interests are encouraged to apply, as are those whose work is helping to redefine the boundaries of the field of Industrial and Systems Engineering. Given Rensselaer's strong tradition of educating world-class engineers, the ISE Department seeks applicants who will bring their research to bear in developing innovative educational offerings for our students.

Applicants must demonstrate qualifications for the rank to which they are applying, as well as an appropriate professional background, including an earned Ph.D. (or foreign degree equivalent) in Industrial and Systems Engineering or in a closely aligned field.

The ISE Department at Rensselaer ( is home to nationally ranked programs offering degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. The history of Industrial Engineering at Rensselaer stretches uninterrupted from 1933 to the present with a focus on addressing important societal challenges. Current ISE research spans and integrates the areas of operations research, data analytics, and cognitive systems engineering. Recent application domains include critical infrastructure, homeland security, on-demand supply chains, and team performance. This work is supported by numerous federal, state and foundation awards. The ISE curricula draw directly on cutting-edge research results and pedagogical innovations, and benefit from ongoing collaborations with other Rensselaer departments, most recently in the department’s new institute-wide minor in Data Science and Engineering.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, founded in 1824, is America’s first technological research university. Rensselaer faculty and alumni represent 85 members of the National Academy of Engineering, 17 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 25 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 8 members of the National Academy of Medicine, 8 members of the National Academy of Inventors, and 5 members of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, as well as 6 National Medal of Technology winners, 5 National Medal of Science winners, and a Nobel Prize winner in Physics. With 7,000 students and nearly 100,000 living alumni, Rensselaer is addressing the global challenges facing the 21st century—to change lives, to advance society, and to change the world.

If interested, please email Jamie Auger: