Assistant Professor of Healthcare Systems Engineering

Posted On : Industrial Engineering

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University has built a reputation as a world-class institution that combines a broadly interdisciplinary, international education with one of the most vibrant research programs in the nation. Binghamton is proud to be ranked among the elite public universities in the nation for challenging our students academically, not financially. The result is a unique, best-of-both-worlds college experience. Our academic culture rivals a first-rate private university – rigorous, collaborative and boldly innovative — while our campus culture exemplifies the best kind of public university experience: richly diverse students, active social life and deep engagement with the community. Our students, both undergraduate and graduate, work one-on-one with an exceptional faculty that includes Pulitzer Prize winners and groundbreaking scholars. They take advantage of special academic opportunities like combined degrees, foreign language study groups and an unparalleled international education program.


Job Description:

The Department of Systems Science and Industrial Engineering (SSIE) in the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science at Binghamton University (The State University of New York at Binghamton) invites applications for a faculty member, at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level, in Healthcare Systems Engineering/Human Factors starting in August 2013. The position involves teaching at all levels from undergraduate courses to advanced graduate courses, and establishing theoretical and applied research in the areas of Healthcare Systems Engineering and Human Factors. Applicants with experience in applied Operations Research will also be considered.

The SSIE Department has secured over 2.9 million dollars in research funding in the 2011-2012 fiscal year. Our faculty members work collaboratively with over 24 sponsors from industry and federal agencies. With an excellent and growing academic reputation, the SSIE Department is internationally renowned in the electronics manufacturing/electronics packaging arena. Another area of substantial growth is health systems, and our faculty works with several major healthcare organizations across the nation and abroad. The department is undertaking a significant expansion, with three additional faculty positions, including this position.

The department currently has eleven faculty members and offers a BS degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE), MEng degrees in IE and SE, and MS and PhD Degrees in both Systems Science and Industrial and Systems Engineering (or ISE). With 211 undergraduate, 95 masters and 72 doctoral students in the department, this department is growing in numbers and in its reputation. Prospective candidates are encouraged to visit the department web site ( for more details.

Located in Binghamton, NY, we are ideally situated in the high-tech heart of the state. Industry partnerships, class projects and internship opportunities provide a wealth of hands-on experience for graduate and undergraduate students alike.

The candidate must have a doctoral degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering or a closely related field as well as good leadership skills, and should have an excellent record of scholarly publications. The candidate is expected to have a high potential to initiate and sustain an externally funded multi-disciplinary research program and to take a major role in the Health Systems Engineering/Human Factors research program. This position is part of the campus-wide healthcare cluster and, as such, the hire would be working closely with other individuals within this cluster. Application areas of Healthcare Systems Engineering and Human Factors are required. Teaching experience is also preferred.


Additional Information:

It is the policy of the Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.


Application Instructions:

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three (3) professional references, and a statement of research and teaching philosophies online at Applications received by December 5, 2012 will be given first consideration, but the review process will continue until the position is filled.

Any questions about this position should be directed to Dr. Mohammad T. Khasawneh, Associate Professor and Search Committee Chair, (email:[email protected]; phone: 607-777-4408; fax: 607-777-4094).


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