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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

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Position Title Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
Position Status
Basic Function

The Systems Engineering Program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is seeking a Tenured/Tenure-Track faculty member at the Assistant/ Associate or Full Professor level. Research areas of interest include systems engineering topics related to; data sciences, cyber-physical systems and cyber security, security systems, robotic systems, secure architecture, MBSE, military applications, systems thinking, self-organization of complex systems, system dependability, system optimization, software metrics, engineering, and quality factors, advanced manufacturing systems, and manufacturing systems engineering. The successful candidate must have a demonstrated record of accomplishments in SE research and program leadership and will be expected to develop an externally funded research program, teach graduate courses, provide program leadership to the faculty and students.

We are seeking an academic leader with a vision to continue the growth of the department by advancing our undergraduate and graduate programs, growing our research strengths and capabilities, fostering interactions with industry and government funding agencies, and developing interdisciplinary programs.

Candidates with a PhD in SE or a closely related field should have demonstrated leadership in academic program development in conjunction with a strong commitment to excellence in both research and teaching, and areas that align with WPI’s strategic plan.

The Systems Engineering Department at WPI has 6 full-time faculty and is supported by nearly a dozen more adjunct faculty who are expert professionals in selected areas of Systems Engineering. The program offers a small number of undergraduate courses, as well as a full complement of graduate courses leading to the MS and Ph.D. in Systems Engineering. The successful candidate will join with the other program faculty in teaching graduate courses and advising Ph.D. students, while continuing to develop and instruct at the undergraduate level.

Please include detailed research and teaching statements, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three references.

WPI’s reputation as a rigorous and innovative university rests on the shoulders of its faculty. A highly selective, private technological university and one of the nation’s first, WPI believes that when great minds work together, great advances follow. At WPI the boundaries to multidisciplinary collaboration are low—faculty members, students, and other partners work together on the real-world projects and purposeful research that are hallmarks of the WPI experience. We are most proud of a recent No. 1 ranking for “faculty who best combine research and teaching.” (Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Ed, 2016) Located one hour west of Boston, the university’s campus is in Worcester, Massachusetts, a thriving 21st century college city recognized as a growing hub of scientific and technological innovation.

Posting Date 08/17/2017
Closing Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
EEO Information

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

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Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Principal Duty and Responsibility

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Position Requirements


Candidates with a PhD in SE or a closely related field should have demonstrated leadership in academic program development in conjunction with a strong commitment to excellence in both research and teaching.

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Statement/Philosophy
  4. Research Statement/Philosophy
  5. List of References
Optional Documents