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Advanced Manufacturing and Human Factors and Ergonomics

West Virginia University, Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources, Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering

Job Title: Advanced Manufacturing and Human Factors and Ergonomics
Reference Code: IMSE
Job Location: Morgantown , WV
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Engineering & applied sciences
Application Closing Date: Open until filled
Date Posted: 2018-12-06
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Advanced Manufacturing and Human Factors and Ergonomics
West Virginia University

The Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering (IMSE) at West Virginia University (WVU) invites applications and nominations for anticipated multiple tenure-track faculty positions at the level of Assistant/Associate Professor in Advanced Manufacturing and Human Factors and Ergonomics. Anticipated start date is August 2019.

  • The specific research areas of interest for the Advanced Manufacturing position include but are not limited to Smart Manufacturing, Nano Manufacturing, Biomedical Manufacturing, Sustainable and Green Manufacturing as well as Collaborative Robotics.
  • The specific research areas of interest for the Human Factors and Ergonomics position include but are not limited to Cognitive Systems Engineering, Human Machine Interaction, Adaptive Interface Design as well as Human Adaptation to Technology (Robotics, Prosthetics and Wearable Devices).

West Virginia University is the comprehensive Land Grant University of the State of West Virginia with a main campus enrollment of over 29,000 students, and a Carnegie Classification of Highest Research Activity (i.e., R1 University). Morgantown and vicinity has a population of about 62,000 residents and is ranked among the most livable small cities in the country. The community lies within a high technology corridor that also includes several federal research facilities, such as the NASA's Independent Verification and Validation Facility (IV&V), U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory, the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The city is located within reasonable driving distances from Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC. Additional details on the area and the university are available at and

The WVU Statler College currently has seven academic departments, over 4,600 students, and 130 tenure stream faculty members with about 25 million in annual external research expenditures. The college is nationally recognized for high quality teaching and research as well as its excellent faculty and students. The IMSE Department has 15 faculty members, 280 undergraduate, and 120 graduate students. The Department offers degrees at the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. levels.

Morgantown is a safe, inclusive, and family-friendly community. WVU provides faculty members with a supportive environment for developing a visible and productive career ( and a range of progressive policies to support work-life integration ( WVU also offers a Dual Career Program to assist partners in their career transition and job search and belongs to the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (

Job Requirements

Eligible candidates must hold at the time of appointment an earned doctorate in Industrial Engineering or a closely related engineering discipline, with at least one degree in Industrial Engineering. The successful candidates must have the ability to (1) teach lecture, laboratory or design courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, (2) develop and sustain an independent, nationally recognized, externally-sponsored research program, (3) collaborate within multi-disciplinary teams of faculty and other researchers across colleges and institutions, and (4) be engaged in professional activities. Candidates for the rank of Associate Professor must have an outstanding record of teaching, research and service.

Information and Application Process Instructions

To apply for this position, visit Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research statement, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for at least three professional references. Only candidates who submit complete documentation of professional quality will be considered in the review process. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2019.

For further information, contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Ashish Nimbarte, by telephone (304-293-9473) or e-mail ( or visit the IMSE website at

West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

When inquiring or applying for this job opening, please also reference

Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at West Virginia University and at other institutions of higher education in the region on

To obtain more information or to submit your resume you can contact Dr. Ashish Nimbarte as shown below. If you apply for this position, please say you saw it first on Thank you.

Dr. Ashish Nimbarte
Please Apply as Included Above
Morgantown , WV 26506-6070
United States
Phone: 304-293-9473
Fax: (304) 293-4970

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