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Welcome to the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering

The department offers Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctoral degrees in Industrial Engineering. A Master of Science degree and a Doctoral degree with a concentration in Engineering Management are available through the distance education provided by the department.

Enrollment and Degrees Awarded in the Past Three Years

Academic Year Fall Enrollment Degrees Awarded
Undergraduate Graduate Bachelors Masters Doctorates
2016-2017 156 148 46 24 11
2015-2016 139 121 28 26 7
2014-2015 115 123 19 14 4

Job Posting

Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Applications and nominations are invited for the position of a tenured or tenure-track Assistant/ Associate Professor in the Engineering Management (EM) Program under the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. IE/EM is a graduate program with shared oversight by ISE in Knoxville and the University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI) in Tullahoma, TN. The ISE Department offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Industrial Engineering and MS and PhD degrees with an EM concentration. Currently, the Department has a total of 10 tenured or tenure track faculty members, including one located at UTSI. Available effective 01/01/2019, this position will be based at UTSI in Tullahoma and will include a competitive compensation package commensurate with experience and qualifications. For additional information about the Program, the Department, and the Institute, please visit web sites:, and

The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain a scholarly, externally funded, research program; to supervise graduate students; to develop and teach courses in the Industrial and Systems engineering curriculum; and to provide service to the Institute, Department, University, and the profession. The successful applicant will be expected to work closely with Arnold Engineering Development Complex on research projects and relevant academic courses and must be eligible for security clearance.

An earned doctorate in Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering, Applied Mathematics or a closely related field is required. The successful applicant will have strong problem-solving and communication skills and the ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment. A strong commitment to teaching excellence at the graduate level, demonstrated ability to attract external funding and appropriate publications in leading scholarly journals are expected.. Candidates with expertise and interests in Model-Based Systems Engineering, Systems Analytics, and Uncertainty Quantification are of particular interest.

Individuals interested in applying should submit as a single PDF file: a letter of interest addressing qualifications, research interests and teaching interests; curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information for at least 3 professional references to the search chair, Dr. Andrew Yu, at Questions about the position should be directed to the EM Program Chair, Dr. James Simonton at Review of applications will begin on 10/15/2018 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.