Chair Professor of Industrial Engineering
University of Washington
United States

Chair of Industrial Engineering

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: College of Engineering

Organization: Industrial & Systems Engineering

Title: Chair of the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering within the College of Engineering is seeking UW faculty to apply to the open Chair appointment.


The applicants are expected to hold the rank of Professor at the University of Washington, or to be able to obtain it by the time the appointment as chair is effective or soon thereafter. The successful candidate will have achieved the rank of professor with tenure at UW by the start date of the administrative appointment. This is a full-time appointment for 11-month a year and the anticipated start date is September 16th, 2024.

 University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research/scholarship, and service.  The individual will have principal responsibility for the management of industrial and systems engineering instructional activities. 

The base salary range for this position will be $14,000-$34,000 per month, commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. 


 Responsibilities of the Chair include:


● Create a compelling vision for the advancement of the department to include increasing existing strengths, and fostering emerging opportunities within ISE;

● Manage and grow the department, including academic programs, finances, staff, and student enrollment.

● Facilitate professional and scholarly growth of the faculty and staff;

● Lead the mentorship of junior faculty to support their success and retention;

● Ensure cutting-edge education is provided across all programs;

● Enhance partnership with the leaders of UW colleges, departments, and administrations;

● Facilitate knowledge transfer to industry and government as well as community-engaged scholarship;

● Promote department inclusivity, recruitment and retention of diverse faculty, staff and students;

● Increase sponsored research, private and external funding opportunities for the

department, cultivate corporate, governmental, alumni, and other private donations.


A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.


  • ·         Has earned a Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in industrial and systems engineering or related fields.
  • ·         Has research and teaching experience in industrial and systems engineering or a related field.
  • ·         Distinguished scholarship in one’s field of research.
  • ·         The successful applicant will be expected to maintain high academic standards
  • ·       Must demonstrate a record of developing and expanding sponsored research programs
  • ·         Experienced in enhancing the representation and success of underrepresented populations.
  • ·         Will be expected to use interpersonal skills and written and oral communication skills to lead and manage
  • ·         The department chair will be expected to encourage open, collaborative and inclusive problem solving.


To apply, please send a cover letter introducing yourself and your leadership experience, a two page statement of vision for the ISE Department and a complete CV to Na Eun Kim ( Application review will begin May 25, 2024

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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Disability Services

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