Iowa State University — Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Advanced Manufacturing

The Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE) at Iowa State University invites applications for two new faculty positions in the area of Advanced Manufacturing. Both positions are expected to begin in August 2023. The positions are open to candidates at all ranks; Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. Exceptional candidates with commensurate experience and proven track record will be considered for a named Professorship.

The successful applicant will be participating in all aspects of the department’s mission, including developing a strong externally funded research program, teaching and supervising students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and participating in service to the university and profession.

The new $54 million Therkildsen Industrial Engineering Building is planned to open by early 2025 with more than 50,000 square feet of space dedicated to the department’s teaching, research, and outreach activities.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Industrial Engineering or a closely aligned field
  • Associate Professor candidates must also meet the university standards for appointment to the rank, including significant experience/accomplishments in the candidate’s area of expertise
  • Full Professor candidates are required to have national distinction, international recognition, and a substantial scholarly record in their area of expertise, in addition to the aforementioned requirements

Preferred Qualifications

  • Manufacturing expertise is in areas such as advanced materials manufacturing, cyber and digital manufacturing, advanced sensing, automation and control of manufacturing processes or systems, or closely related areas.
  • Candidates at the level of Assistant Professor should demonstrate ability or potential for funded research and for excellence in teaching in the area of manufacturing.
  • Candidates at the level of Associate or Full Professor, in addition to the above, should demonstrate ability for funded research and for excellence in teaching in the area of manufacturing, commensurate with qualifications for the rank at Iowa State University.

To apply, please submit your application and all materials electronically at the following link:
Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (or; Search for R9191)

The following documents are required to be submitted in PDF format:

  1. Letter of Application that addresses each of the required and preferred qualifications
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact information for at least three references, including name, mailing address, email address, phone number, and other pertinent information
    (The following to be submitted as a single PDF)
  4. Statement of Teaching Interests and Philosophy
  5. Statement of Research Interests and Research Plan
  6. Statement of Activities Related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, review of applications will begin October 1, 2022.

If you have questions, please email Matt Frank (, chair of the search committee. Please visit for more detailed information about the IMSE Department at Iowa State University.

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against.