Archives—November 2017

TP Msg. #1605 Preparing for Comprehensive Exams

Preparing for Comprehensive Exams

Most master’s and doctoral students at UNL are required to complete a written comprehensive exam, also known as “comps”, to enter candidacy for their degree program. This is usually the last major task you need to complete before you can begin your thesis or dissertation research.

Comprehensive exams may be scheduled at any time. Many students choose to schedule their comprehensive exam in the semester after completing their last course. Comps are the middle step in the road to your degree. They are usually sandwiched between completion of your formal course work and the writing of your dissertation.

What Will It Look Like?

What your written exam will look like depends on your academic department. You may be asked to respond to a series of 4-8 questions to test your broad knowledge of your academic area. In some fields, you may be asked to write papers or literature reviews and, in other fields, you may be asked to take an exam on content you should know. In most instances, the questions will be based on the coursework you have completed in your degree plan of study or will be directly related to the anticipated topic(s) of your thesis or dissertation. In some academic departments, the written exam may be followed by an oral defense or exam. Read more…

Some Tips for the Oral Exam

* Anticipate the questions and practice answering them out loud, speaking slowly and deliberately. Nervousness during your exam, can make you rush your speech. Read more…

Read the full article and more at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Office of Graduate Studies, Graduate Connections.


VT ISE Department Head and several Faculty Positions

Several Positions are Open at Virginia Tech.

  1. Department Head – The Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) is seeking nominations and applications for the position of Department Head.
  2. Assistant Professor, Stochastic Processes
  3. Assistant Professor, Stochastic Processes
  4.  Assistant Professor, Decision Analysis
  5.  Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Industrial Analytics

DEPARTMENT HEAD

GRADO DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

The Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State
University (Virginia Tech) is seeking nominations and applications for the position of Department Head. The
department has 30 full-time faculty members, with an on-campus enrollment of about 550 undergraduate, 170 M.S.
and 90 Ph.D. students. G r a d ua t e p r o gr a m a r e a s o f s p e c i a l i z a t i o n i n c l u d e Human Factors Engineering
and Ergonomics, Management Systems Engineering, Manufacturing Systems Engineering, and Operations Research.
Additionally, the department manages an extended campus graduate program, which offers Master of Engineering
Administration, M.S. in Systems Engineering, and Ph.D. in Management System Engineering degrees, as well as
graduate certificates. Research facilities include the Center for Innovation-Based Manufacturing, Center for
Human Factors and Ergonomics, and Center for High-Performance Manufacturing. The current annual research
expenditures exceed $3.4M. Both graduate and undergraduate programs are consistently ranked in
the top ten IE programs nationally.
Applicants must have a proven record of scholarly publications, funded research, effective teaching, and
professional and university service. Evidence of experience in leading faculty, and a demonstrated commitment to
inclusion and diversity in an academic environment, is required. In support of its strategic initiatives, the College
of Engineering at Virginia Tech seeks a dynamic leader committed to fostering an environment in which
faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed
and can thrive. The Department Head is expected to provide effective departmental representation across the
University, as well as foster strong relationships with industry representatives, government sponsors, alumni, and
the ISE Advisory Board.
The appointment requires a Ph.D. degree, with at least one degree in Industrial Engineering or a closely r e l a t e d
field. Professional qualifications and experience should be consistent with the requirements for appointment at the
rank of Full Professor with tenure. A professional engineering (P.E.) registration, and/or similar certification in a
specialty-engineering field, is desirable. Applicants must apply online at jobs.vt.edu (posting number
TR0170200): application materials will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of leadership
experience and philosophy with a brief vision for the department, and contact information for at least three
references. Review of applications will commence on February 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.
Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Subhash C. Sarin, ISE Department Head Search Committee
Chair, at (sarins@vt.edu) or 540-231-7140.
Virginia Tech is committed to a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment and to principles that promote
inclusive practices. Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age,
color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual
orientation, genetic information, or veteran status. Virginia Tech is the recipient of a National Science Foundation
ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the participation of women in academic science and
engineering careers. The ISE Department strongly supports the Virginia Tech Principles of Community.


Faculty Position in the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Virginia Tech – Instructor

The Grado Department of Industrial and
Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech is
seeking outstanding candidates to teach
undergraduate courses in a variety of industrial
engineering and related areas. These areas
include probability and statistics; data
management (advanced Excel & database
design, implementation, and operation);
manufacturing processes; facility layout and
design; and discrete-event simulation. The
appointment will be considered at the
Instructor rank for the 2018-2019 academic
year.

The ISE Department is comprised of 30 full-
time faculty with approximately 550

undergraduate students, 170 master’s students,
and 90 doctoral students. The undergraduate
and graduate ISE programs are currently
ranked eighth and sixth, respectively, by U.S.
News & World Report. Additional
information about the department can be found
at www.ise.vt.edu.
Applicants must have at least 5 or more years
of teaching experience, must have experience
teaching undergraduate courses, and must
have experience teaching in one or more of the
aforementioned areas. The position requires a
Ph.D. degree, with at least one degree in industrial and systems engineering or a
closely-related field.
Applications must be submitted online at
jobs.vt.edu (posting number TR0170182) and
include a cover letter, current vita, teaching
statement, and the names of at least three
references. Review of applications will begin
on January 15, 2018 and will continue until the
position is filled. For questions about the
position, please contact the search committee
at ise-search@vt.edu.
Virginia Tech is committed to a culturally and
ethnically diverse campus environment and to
principles that promote inclusive practices.
Virginia Tech does not discriminate against
employees, students, or applicants on the basis
of age, color, disability, gender, gender
identity, gender expression, national origin,
political affiliation, race, religion, sexual
orientation, genetic information, or veteran
status. Virginia Tech is the recipient of a
National Science Foundation ADVANCE
Institutional Transformation Award to
increase the participation of women in
academic science and engineering careers. The
ISE Department strongly supports the Virginia
Tech Principles of Community.


Faculty Position in the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Virginia Tech – Assistant Professor, Stochastic Processes

The Grado Department of Industrial and Systems
Engineering (ISE) at Virginia Tech invites applications for
a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant
Professor, effective August 2018. We seek outstanding
candidates in all areas of Stochastic Processes and more
generally in Stochastic Operations Research. Candidates
will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of
research groups and faculty within the Department,
College, and University, including those working in the
areas of data analytics, simulation methodology, stochastic
and/or simulation optimization, stochastic queueing and
queueing networks, decision sciences, health systems and
technology, medicine, telecommunications, financial
engineering, and intelligent infrastructure, among others.
The ISE Department is comprised of 30 full-time faculty
with approximately 550 undergraduate students, 170
master’s students, and 90 doctoral students. The
undergraduate and graduate ISE programs are currently
ranked eighth and sixth, respectively, by U.S. News &
World Report. Additional information about the
department can be found at www.ise.vt.edu.
Candidates are expected to lead innovative and high-quality
research, build a strong sponsored-research program,
develop and teach graduate and undergraduate courses in
ISE, and advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate
students. The position requires a Ph.D. in industrial and
systems engineering, operations research, or a closely
related field. Preferred qualifications include demonstrated
experience with interdisciplinary teaching or research in
areas that align with existing departmental research
strengths and with Virginia Tech’s university-wide,
multidisciplinary focus on Data and Decisions.
In addition to collaborating with faculty in ISE, the
successful candidate will have the opportunity to engage in
transdisciplinary research, curriculum, and outreach
initiatives with other university faculty members working
in the university’s Data and Decisions Destination Area

(https://provost.vt.edu/destination-areas.html). The Data
and Decisions Destination Area is focused on advancing
the human condition and society with better decisions
through data. Faculty working together in this area are
integrating data analytics and decision sciences across the
transdisciplinary research and curriculum efforts at
Virginia Tech and beyond.
Interested individuals should apply online at jobs.vt.edu
(posting number TR0170184). Candidates should submit a
cover letter, current CV, research statement, teaching
statement, three relevant research publications, and the
names of at least three references. Review of applications
will begin immediately, and the deadline for ensuring full
consideration is December 31, 2017. The position will
remain open, and applications may be considered until the
position is filled. For more information or for any questions
about the search, please contact the Search Committee at
(ise-search@vt.edu). Applicants interested in meeting with
a faculty member at the Winter Simulation 2017

Conference should contact the Search Committee at (ise-
search@vt.edu). Applicants are also encouraged to include

in their cover letter a list of any presentations they have at
this conference.
Virginia Tech is committed to a culturally and ethnically
diverse campus environment and to principles that promote
inclusive practices. Virginia Tech does not discriminate
against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of
age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender
expression, national origin, political affiliation, race,
religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran
status. Virginia Tech is the recipient of a National Science
Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation
Award to increase the participation of women in academic
science and engineering careers. The ISE Department
strongly supports the Virginia Tech Principles of
Community.


Faculty Position in the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Virginia Tech – Assistant Professor, Decision Analysis

The Grado Department of Industrial and Systems
Engineering (ISE) at Virginia Tech invites applications
for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant
Professor, effective August 2018. We seek outstanding
candidates in the area of Decision Analysis, with an
emphasis on decision-making to inform the design,
verification, deployment, operation, and management of
engineered systems or socio-technical systems.
Candidates with theoretical interests and the potential to
conduct translational along with transdisciplinary
research will be strongly preferred. Candidates will have
the opportunity to work with a wide range of research
groups and faculty within the department, including
those that are working in the areas of data analytics,
decision science, systems engineering, and systems
science with applications in management systems, health
systems, engineering economics, and intelligent
infrastructure systems, among others.
The ISE Department is comprised of 30 full-time faculty
with approximately 550 undergraduate students, 170
master’s students, and 90 doctoral students. The
undergraduate and graduate ISE programs are currently
ranked eighth and sixth, respectively, by U.S. News &
World Report. Additional information about the
department can be found at www.ise.vt.edu.

Candidates are expected to lead innovative and high-
quality research, build a strong sponsored-research

program, develop and teach graduate and undergraduate
courses in ISE, and advise and mentor graduate and
undergraduate students. The position requires a Ph.D. in
Industrial and Systems Engineering, Systems
Engineering, or a closely related field. Preferred
qualifications include demonstrated experience with
teaching or research in areas that align with existing
departmental research strengths and with Virginia
Tech’s university-wide, transdisciplinary focus on Data
and Decisions.

In addition to collaborating with faculty in ISE, the
successful candidate will have the opportunity to engage
in transdisciplinary research, curriculum, and outreach
initiatives with other university faculty members
working in the university’s Data and Decisions

Destination Area (https://provost.vt.edu/destination-
areas.html). The Data and Decisions Destination Area

is focused on advancing the human condition and society
with better decisions through data. Faculty working
together in this area are integrating data analytics and
decision sciences across the transdisciplinary research
and curriculum efforts at Virginia Tech and beyond.
Interested individuals should apply online at jobs.vt.edu
(posting number TR0170183). Candidates should submit
a cover letter, current CV, research statement, teaching
statement, one or two relevant research publications, and
the names of at least three references. Review of
applications will begin immediately, and the deadline for
ensuring full consideration is December 31, 2017. The
position will remain open, and applications may be
considered until the position is filled. For more
information or for any questions about the search, please
contact the Search Committee at (ise-search@vt.edu).
Virginia Tech is committed to a culturally and ethnically
diverse campus environment and to principles that
promote inclusive practices. Virginia Tech does not
discriminate against employees, students, or applicants
on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender
identity, gender expression, national origin, political
affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic
information, or veteran status. Virginia Tech is the
recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE
Institutional Transformation Award to increase the
participation of women in academic science and
engineering careers. The ISE Department strongly
supports the Virginia Tech Principles of Community.


Faculty Position in the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Virginia Tech – Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Industrial Analytics

The Grado Department of Industrial and Systems
Engineering at Virginia Tech invites applications for a
position at all tenure-track and tenured ranks
(Assistant/Associate/Full Professor), effective August
2018. We seek outstanding candidates in the area of
Industrial Analytics. This faculty position is part of a
cluster in Data and Decisions, described as a Destination

Area (https://provost.vt.edu/destination-areas/da-
overview/da-data.html). Virginia Tech’s Data and

Decisions Destination Area (DD-DA) seeks to advance the
human condition and society with better decisions through
data. Faculty working together in this area are integrating
data analytics and decision sciences across the
transdisciplinary research and curriculum efforts at
Virginia Tech and beyond. Successful candidates will be
expected to engage in transdisciplinary research,
curriculum development, and global outreach with other
faculty working in the DD-DA. Candidates with
demonstrated experience in interdisciplinary teaching or
research that aligns with the Data and Decisions vision are
particularly encouraged to apply.
The candidate is expected to be a leading researcher in the
area of industrial analytics to achieve innovations in
improving productivity, quality, efficiency, resiliency, and
security of smart and connected industrial systems. Areas
of expertise may include (but are not limited to) data
management, communication, computation, control, or
cyber security to optimize industrial operations throughout
the entire product life cycle, driven by the rapid progress of
Internet of Things (IoT) technology and the cyber-physical
infrastructure of industrial systems. Applications in
advanced manufacturing are preferred. The specific areas
of interest within industrial analytics may include, but are
not limited to:
 Smart industrial systems design and optimization:
This research focuses on IoT-enabled customer-driven
industrial system design and optimization. IoT
technology creates new ways of gaining insights into
how customers are using products and/or services, what
customers want, how well the products and/or services
serve customers, and how the products provide reliable

and responsive functionality. This area of research
studies the IoT-based systematic framework in
industrial system design by taking product usage and
performance measures into consideration.
 Autonomous and resilient system operations: This
area focuses on optimal operational decision-making,
such as monitoring, prediction, engineering control,
real-time scheduling, resource allocation, inventory
control, process automation, and human-machine
collaboration to achieve autonomy, resiliency, and
optimization in industrial systems. This area of
research should enable information sharing across
different functional units and develop online/real-time
computational algorithms to automatically achieve
optimal decision-making for the operations of
industrial systems.
 Cyber security for industrial systems: This research
area focuses on the urgent needs in cyber-security of

industrial systems and provides a data-driven cyber-
attack detection and dynamic decision-making

framework to protect industrial systems and networks.
This research may consist of, but is not limited to,
machine learning, computer security, anomaly
detection, end-point protection of programmable logic
controllers, and privacy issues.
The ISE Department is comprised of 30 full-time faculty
with approximately 550 undergraduate students, 170
master’s students, and 90 doctoral students. The
undergraduate and graduate ISE programs are currently
ranked eighth and sixth, respectively, by U.S. News &
World Report. Additional information about the
department can be found at www.ise.vt.edu.
Candidates are expected to lead innovative and high-quality
research, build a strong sponsored-research program,
develop and teach graduate and undergraduate courses, and
advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students.
The position requires a Ph.D. in industrial and systems
engineering, operations research, or a closely related field.
Preferred qualifications include demonstrated experience
with interdisciplinary teaching or research in areas that align with Virginia Tech’s university-wide,
multidisciplinary focus on Data and Decisions.
Applications will be accepted online at
https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/80309. Candidates
should submit a cover letter, current CV, research
statement, teaching statement, a diversity statement
describing the applicant’s interest or experience in
working with diverse groups and underrepresented
populations, three relevant research publications, and the
names of at least three references. Review of applications
will begin immediately, and the deadline for ensuring full
consideration is December 31, 2017. The position will
remain open, and applications may be considered until the
position is filled. For more information or for any
questions about the search, please contact the Search
Committee at (ise-search@vt.edu).
Virginia Tech is committed to a culturally and ethnically
diverse campus environment and to principles that promote
inclusive practices. Virginia Tech does not discriminate
against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of
age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender
expression, national origin, political affiliation, race,
religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran
status. Virginia Tech is the recipient of a National Science
Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation
Award to increase the participation of women in academic
science and engineering careers. The ISE Department
strongly supports the Virginia Tech Principles of
Community.


University of California’s Samueli School of Engineering is Seeking Candidates for Multiple Tenured/Tenure-track Professor Positions

Tenured Professor Position for Security for Engineered Systems| Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

The Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the University of California, Irvine seeks applications for a tenured faculty position with expertise in the areas of networking and security with applications to Internet-of-Things, cyber-physical systems, and mobile systems. This includes (i) specification, design, validation, and verification of security for cyber-physical systems within critical infrastructure, such as the power grid, transportation, manufacturing, medical devices, etc.; (ii) formal methods for securing systems; (iii) intrusion detection and defense.

Applications should be submitted electronically. Instructions may be found at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04365 . Screening will begin immediately upon receipt of a completed application. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, although maximum consideration will be given to applications received by January 5, 2018.

 

Tenure Track Faculty Position in Environmental/Water Chemistry| Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of environmental /water chemistry and water resources with the possibility at either the assistant or associate professor level, depending on the successful applicant’s level of experience and qualifications.

Applications received by December 15, 2017 will be given full consideration although the search will remain open until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted electronically at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04359

 

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Hydrology and Water Resources | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California Irvine (UCI) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of hydrology and water resources. Areas of interest include (but not limited to) remote sensing of water in the environment, physically-based hydrologic modeling at the watershed to global scales, ecohydrology, water in coupled human-natural systems, river basin management, climate sciences as related to water, water in urbanized environments, coastal hydrology, and water-related environmental and food security issues.  Strong quantitative skills are required and research expertise that combines field observations, theory and modeling will be given special consideration. We are particularly interested in candidates with an interest in interdisciplinary research and building collaborations across engineering, earth system sciences, and public policy as related to water.  This position is part of a “water cluster hire” with the other three positions filled last year in the areas of water and ecosystems, water and food security, and water and resource economics, placing UCI in a unique leadership position to address water challenges in the 21st century.

Applications received by November 30, 2017 will be given full consideration but the search will remain open until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted electronically at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04258   

 

Faculty Position in Materials Science and Transmission Electron Microscopy | Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
The Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science in the Samueli School of Engineering at the University of California, Irvine, seeks candidates for a tenured or tenure track faculty position in the fields of materials science and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Appointments at all levels from Assistant Professor up to tenured Full Professor are possible for the present position. UC Irvine has recently established the Irvine Materials Research Institute (IMRI) and is building a Center of Excellence around the new, state-of-the-art Center for Transmission Electron Microscopy, home to four high resolution, analytical, and cryo-TEMs and full sample preparation facilities (http://www.imri.uci.edu/). The successful candidate will be expected to play a significant role in the development of new techniques for materials characterization in the new facility, both as an individual investigator and as a collaborator with other researchers on campus.

Applications must be submitted electronically at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04396. This position will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting materials should be received by January 31, 2018. Inquiries should be addressed to search committee chair Prof. Xiaoqing Pan (Xiaoqing.pan@uci.edu).

 

Tenure Track Faculty Position in Solid Mechanics and Structural Materials | Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at UC Irvine seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in the area of Solid Mechanics and Structural Materials. Candidates should ideally demonstrate the ability to build an active interdisciplinary research program in one of the following areas where MAE seeks to broaden its research portfolio:

  1. Computational mechanics and materials science, including in the areas of mesoscale modeling of deformation and materials processing, data-driven approaches to materials discovery and synthesis, and multi-scale and multi-functional modeling.
  2. In situ and in operando experimentation, including the development and deployment of new techniques compatible with electron microscopy and x-ray diffraction methods, to leverage recent investments in materials characterization facilities at UCI.

Applicants should arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf. Instructions can be found at:https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04380. Review of applicants will begin on December 15, 2017. To ensure full consideration, applications and all supporting materials should be received by this time. The position will remain open until filled. Information about the department can be found at: http://engineering.uci.edu/dept/mae.


Multiple Faculty Positions: Wake Forest University Department of Engineering

Multiple Faculty Positions
Assistant Professor / Associate Professor / Professor of the Practice
Wake Forest University Department of Engineering
Tracking Code: 2794-141

Wake Forest University (WFU), a top-30 nationally ranked university located in Winston-Salem, North
Carolina, welcomed its inaugural class of engineering students in August 2017. The new Department of
Engineering invites applications at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and
Professor of the Practice in any engineering area to begin in the fall semester of 2018. We seek
colleagues who are excited about building a new program that embodies the values of empowerment,

integrity, inclusion, compassion, community, growth, and joy in every layer of our fabric (i.e., faculty-
student interactions, faculty-faculty interactions, promotion and tenure guidelines, curriculum

development, space design, etc.). Successful candidates will be appointed to a teaching professional,
tenure track, or tenured position in the Department of Engineering and will help establish the new
undergraduate engineering program, which embraces Wake Forest’s culture as a leading collegiate
university in the US [http://www.wfu.edu/visitors/quickfacts.html]. As a collegiate university, WFU
combines the tradition and intimacy of a small liberal arts college with the innovation and vitality of a
research university. The new Department of Engineering is part of the Undergraduate College, which
prides itself in realizing the university motto of Pro Humanitate (for humanity) through its commitment to
the engaged liberal arts and the teacher-scholar ideal. The Department of Engineering is the anchor
program at the new Wake Downtown campus, located in Wake Forest’s Innovation Quarter in
downtown Winston-Salem, which serves as a convenient extension of the main WFU Reynolda campus
with frequent shuttle service linking the campuses. Wake Downtown opened its doors in January 2017
and is a splendid canvas upon which to design and build a world-renowned engineering program.
Who we Are – In the nation, we are the only BS Engineering program (with undergraduate students
only), grounded in the liberal arts at a research university. This unique combination not only defines
who we are, but defines our unique characteristics. Our students will graduate with a BS in
Engineering and have an exemplary undergraduate experience infused with the liberal arts. We strive
to be a leader in undergraduate education with primary motivations being innovation in the curriculum,
effective learning methods, an authentic liberal arts education educating the whole person, and
featuring a project-based curriculum that emphasizes creative design and community partnerships.
Currently, the department has 4 faculty and 55 first-year students (40% female and 20% minority). Our
vision for our engineering students is to be (a) leaders and agents of change embodying the WFU
motto of Pro Humanitate (for humanity), (b) active seekers and creators of knowledge, (c) empowered
with the engineering fundamentals but also strengthened with the breadth of an exceptional liberal arts
education, (d) adaptive experts that recognize the strengths and limits of his/her knowledge and her/his
team, (e) innovators by embracing inclusion, diversity, and equity, and (f) fearless in the face of
complex problems.
Who we Want – We are seeking colleagues who share this vision, embody the same attributes we
desire in our students, and who want to contribute to an educational environment that emphasizes

excellence in engineering, creative design and problem solving, and broad societal impact. Faculty
members are expected to be engaged teacher-scholars who: (1) teach introductory and advanced

engineering classes at the undergraduate level; (2) teach introductory and first-year courses to non-
majors as well as upper-level interdisciplinary topical courses; (3) establish a scholarly program (in

domains that could include discovery, application, integration, and teaching and learning) that will
incorporate undergraduate students in meaningful projects; (4) serve the department and university
through student advising, undergraduate mentoring, active participation in faculty governance, and
establishing links to industrial and community partners. All faculty are expected to participate in and
support the department’s curriculum and program design, space and laboratory design, and
assessment and accreditation efforts. Specifically, because the Department of Engineering and its
student body are in the founding phase, applicants should be prepared for and excited about the extra
opportunities and challenges that this start-up process necessarily entails. Tenure-track/tenure
applicants should have a Ph.D. in an engineering or complementary discipline.

What to Submit – Interested applicants should apply via the University’s career website at:
https://wakejobs.silkroad.com. The application should include the following: (1) a cover letter that
addresses the applicant’s motivation to be a founding faculty member, personal values in alignment
with the department values, and vision for building a modern, interdisciplinary engineering program; (2)
a CV with an accompanying list of 3-5 references representing supervisors, students, and staff; (3) a
teaching statement that addresses the candidate’s philosophy on teaching and learning as well as a

plan to establish an inclusive classroom culture and one that infuses the liberal arts; (4) for a tenure-
track/tenure position, a scholarship statement that describes the candidate’s ideas and plans for

scholarly pursuits, impact, and professional growth within an undergraduate program; and (5) a
professional service statement that describes the candidate’s interests and plans in serving the
department, university, profession, and society. Aside from the CV, all other documents should not
exceed 2 pages each and should be uploaded as PDFs. Please note that there is a limit of 5 file
uploads per applicant. References will only be contacted with prior approval of the applicant. Review of
applications will begin on December 15, 2017, and will continue until the positions are filled with new
applications reviewed on a regular cycle. Further information is available at
college.wfu.edu/engineering/.
Inquiries about the application process and document submission may be addressed
to wakejobs@wfu.edu. Inquiries about the positions in general can be directed to any of the WFU
engineering faculty.
Wake Forest University is a highly ranked, private university with approximately 4998 undergraduates
and 3000 graduate and professional students in the professional schools of medicine, law, divinity and
business. Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity, and seeks
applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is
an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate.


Cal State Los Angeles Faculty Searches

Cal State Los Angeles is committed to the inclusive classroom and is searching for teacher-scholars in all departments in our College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology.  We seek to hire faculty who will be committed to undergraduate and masters-level student learning, as well as to developing funded research and projects with federal, local and regional partners. We invite applications for tenure-track faculty positions in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology. More detail on each position as well as application information can be found at www.calstatela.edu/ecst/faculty-search


Faculty positions in Chemical and Environmental Engineering at UC Riverside

The Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) invites applications for three open-rank
faculty positions in Water Quality Engineering and Technology, Air Quality and Climate, and Advanced Materials beginning the 2018/19 academic year.
Junior candidates are expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program in the Department of Chemical and
Environmental Engineering. Senior candidates must have a demonstrated record of success in one of the appropriate fields. All candidates must have a
doctorate in a relevant discipline (Chemical/Environmental Engineering, Material Science and Engineering, Environmental Science, Chemistry, or closely
related) and be strongly committed to both undergraduate and graduate teaching.

UCR is implementing a major expansion of faculty and investing in state-of-the-art research facilities to support their work. This expansion will build
critical mass in vital and emerging fields of scholarship, foster truly cross-disciplinary work, and further diversify the faculty at one of America’s most
diverse research universities. We encourage applications from scholars committed to excellence in research and teaching and to helping define the
university for future generations. Details and application materials can be found at http://www.engr.ucr.edu/about/employment.html. Full consideration
will be given to applications received by December 31, 2017. Applications will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled.

Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3
years, each of which includes substantial peer input. UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student
body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A
commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.


King’s College – open positions

Assistant/Associate Professor of Civil Engineering
King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, PA seeks an Assistant/Associate Professor of Civil
Engineering, tenure-track, beginning in August 2018.
King’s College has established a new Bachelor of Science program in Civil Engineering,
that started in the Fall of 2017. The College already has in place a highly successful 3+2
program with University of Notre Dame, and this new program, coupled with a new
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program, builds upon that success to
enable students to earn an engineering degree entirely within the environment of a small
college committed to providing excellent professional programs and a strong liberal arts
experience. With this in mind, the College is seeking a new faculty member who has a
passion for teaching engineering at the undergraduate level, and is excited by the
opportunity to play a fundamental role in the development of an undergraduate
engineering program.

Requirements include a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, or a related field, and experience
teaching at the college level. The successful applicant will be comfortable teaching a
wide variety of undergraduate civil engineering courses. Preference will be given
towards applicants with prior experience teaching hydrology and environmental
engineering, and applicants with industry experience.

Interested candidates should be committed to teaching at an institution where the liberal
arts are emphasized, and are prepared to develop research opportunties suitable for the
inclusion of undergraduate engineering majors at such an institution.
Successful candidates will support the Holy Cross Mission and Catholic identity of the
College and there is an expectation of being actively involved in the College community
outside of the classroom.

Send one *.pdf file containing a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching
philosophy, statement of research interests, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and
three letters of recommendation to hrjobs@kings.edu To receive full consideration,
complete applications must be received by December 30, 2017. Only complete
applications will be reviewed.

King’s College is a private, Catholic, teaching college of the liberal arts & sciences and
pre-professional programs sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross. The College
serves over 2400 FT & PT undergrad & graduate students. A rigorous core curriculum
provides the foundation for all majors. The College is located near downtown Wilkes-
Barre, on the edge of the Pocono Mountains. King’s is committed to recruiting a diverse
faculty and student body and welcomes applications from persons of traditionally under-
represented groups. EOE www.kings.edu


Assistant/Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, PA seeks an Assistant/Associate Professor of Mechanical
Engineering, tenure-track, beginning in August 2018.
King’s College has established a new Bachelor of Science program in Mechanical
Engineering, that started in the Fall of 2017. The College already has in place a highly
successful 3+2 program with University of Notre Dame, and this new program, coupled
with a new Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering program, builds upon that success to
enable students to earn an engineering degree entirely within the environment of a small
college committed to providing excellent professional programs and a strong liberal arts
experience. With this in mind, the College is seeking a new faculty member who has a
passion for teaching engineering at the undergraduate level, and is excited by the
opportunity to play a fundamental role in the development of an undergraduate
engineering program.

Requirements include a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, or a related field, and
experience teaching at the college level. The successful applicant will be comfortable
teaching a wide variety of undergraduate mechanical engineering courses. Preference
will be given towards applicants with prior experience teaching mechanical engineering
design, and applicants with industry experience.

Interested candidates should be committed to teaching at an institution where the liberal
arts are emphasized, and are prepared to develop research opportunities suitable for the
inclusion of undergraduate engineering majors at such an institution.

Successful candidates will support the Holy Cross Mission and Catholic identity of the
College and there is an expectation of being actively involved in the College community
outside of the classroom.

Send one *.pdf file containing a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching
philosophy, statement of research interests, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and
three letters of recommendation to hrjobs@kings.edu To receive full consideration,
complete applications must be received by December 30, 2017. Only complete
applications will be reviewed.

King’s College is a private, Catholic, teaching college of the liberal arts & sciences and
pre-professional programs sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross. The College
serves over 2400 FT & PT undergrad & graduate students. A rigorous core curriculum
provides the foundation for all majors. The College is located near downtown Wilkes-
Barre, on the edge of the Pocono Mountains. King’s is committed to recruiting a diverse
faculty and student body and welcomes applications from persons of traditionally under-
represented groups. EOE www.kings.edu


Faculty opening at Rice in Catalysis, Polymers, Energy/Sustainability

Rice University announced a $150 million investment in research excellence, and is seeking one faculty member at the assistant or associate professor level, starting as early as July 1, 2018 in the broad area of MOLECULAR NANOTECHNOLOGY (MolNan). Successful candidates will drive a dynamic, innovative, and independent research program and will excel in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, while embracing Rice’s culture of excellence and diversity. MolNan faculty hires are expected to make original and impactful contributions in nanotechnology and in chemical engineering as an enabling discipline. The search will consider applicants from all engineering and science disciplines, with emphasis on those with research programs in sustainable energy (carbon-based, electron-based, water-based), catalysis, and polymers/soft-matter. The ideal candidate will pursue research with strong intellectual overlap with chemistry, physics, materials science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and other related disciplines.

Complete application information is found at https://jobs.rice.edu/postings/12316

Rice University is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian university that aspires to path-breaking research, unsurpassed teaching, and contributions to the betterment of our world. Rice fulfills this mission by cultivating a diverse community of learning and discovery that produces leaders across the spectrum of human endeavor. Houston, Texas is a diverse and cosmopolitan city with world-class dining, a vibrant arts scene, a sprawling museum district, sports venues, and parks and waterways. The Texas Medical Center, located across the street from the Rice campus, is the largest in the world.


PhD Openings at Villanova Starting January 2018

We have some openings in our PhD program starting as soon as January 2018 (funded positions)! Please share the following position with any students who may be interested. We have a few other spots, for which they can contact me directly.

Dr. Zuyi (Jacky) Huang in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Villanova University has a Ph.D. position available at the beginning of the coming January (i.e., Jan of 2018). The PhD candidate should have a B.S. or M.S. degree in chemical engineering or biology-related disciplines. Potential projects are related to, but not limited to, experimental and modeling research for immune systems and antimicrobial compound discovery. The on-going projects in Dr. Huang’s Systems Biology group include: 1) studying the metabolism of biofilm-associated pathogens; 2) modeling the signal transduction pathways of acute phase response; 3) scaling up bioreactors (e.g., microbial fuel cells and Ambr 15) using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) approaches. Preference will be given to the candidates with M.S. degree and microbial experiment experience. Interested applicants are encouraged to email their CVs to Dr. Huang (zuyi.huang@villanova.edu) for more details.

Villanova University is ranked #46 among the nation’s best colleges and universities by US News & World Report in its 2018 “Best Colleges” rankings. The university is located 12 miles from Philadelphia along the historic Main Line. From its founding in 1842 to its position today as a leading Roman Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order, Villanova University has forged a path of academic excellence. The Department of Chemical Engineering at Villanova has a good connection with local pharmaceutical companies.

Noelle K Comolli, PhD
Associate Professor and Department Chair
Chemical Engineering
215 White Hall
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Ave, Villanova PA 19085
610-519-7134


Faculty Position Opening at New Mexico Tech

The Department of Chemical Engineering at New Mexico Tech has an opening for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor. We will consider all research areas during our search.

TENURE TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

NEW MEXICO TECH

The New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico Tech) seeks a
tenure track Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, beginning August 2018.
A BS and PhD in chemical engineering or a closely related field are required. All
research areas will be considered. Applicants should submit a CV, research plan
indicating equipment needs, statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and
list of 3 references as one pdf. The application should be send to Ms. Rosa Jaramillo
(rosa.jaramillo@nmt.edu). Questions can be sent to the search committee chair,
Dr. Michaelann Tartis (michaelann.tartis@nmt.edu). Review of applications will
begin December 10, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. (Candidates
qualified beyond the Assistant Professor level will be considered at the Associate
Professor level.) The Chemical Engineering program at New Mexico Tech is
accredited by the engineering accreditation commission (EAC) of ABET. Faculty in
the department advise graduate students through the M.S. and Ph.D. programs in
Materials Engineering. New Mexico Tech is a science and engineering university
composed of more than 2000 undergraduate and graduate students located in
Socorro, New Mexico.

Located in the colorful and historic Rio Grande valley one hour south of
Albuquerque, New Mexico Tech has a beautifully-landscaped green campus with
ample outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, and rock climbing nearby.