Columbia University, Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
Faculty Position in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research

Columbia Engineering's Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at Columbia University in New York City invites applications for tenured or tenure-track faculty positions. Appointments at the assistant professor, associate professor and full professor, will be considered.

Two positions are available. For one, applications are specifically sought in Financial Engineering. For the other, we seek individuals in Operations Research who would be affiliated with the newly formed Institute for Data Science and Engineering in the School for Engineering and Applied Sciences at Columbia ( This Institute has centers in smart cities, cybersecurity, health analytics, financial analytics, new media and foundational research, and hence candidates with interests in these areas are particularly encouraged to apply.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have a Ph.D. or its professional equivalent by the starting date of the appointment. Applicants for this position at the Assistant Professor and Associate Professors without tenure must have the potential to do pioneering research and to teach effectively. Applicants for this position at the tenured level (Associate or Full Professor) must have a demonstrated record of outstanding research accomplishments, excellent teaching credentials and established leadership in the field.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The successful candidate should contribute to the advancement of the department in these areas by developing an externally funded research program, contributing to the undergraduate and graduate educational mission of the Department and is expected to establish multidisciplinary research and educational collaborations with academic departments and units across Columbia University. The Department is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Candidates should apply online at: and should submit electronically the following: curriculum-vitae including a publication list, a description of research accomplishments, a statement of research/teaching interests and plans, contact information for three people who can provide letters of recommendation, and up to three pre/reprints of scholarly work. The position will close no sooner than January 1, 2013, and will remain open until filled.

Applicants can consult for more information about the department.

Columbia is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to the quality of faculty life.

Posted 10/23/12