James M. and Marie G. Hefley Professorship in Logistics and Entrepreneurship

Photo of Old Main TowerThe Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Arkansas invites applications and nominations for the James M. and Marie G. Hefley Professorship in Logistics and Entrepreneurship. The position is a tenured faculty appointment at the rank of Professor with the anticipated start date of August 2019.

Candidates holding a Ph.D. in all areas of industrial engineering, operations research or related discipline, whose current rank is Professor or whose credentials warrant appointment at the full professor level, with exceptional track records in scholarship and external funding, as well as outstanding teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, are encouraged to apply. Candidates should be recognized nationally and/or internationally in their academic disciplines with extraordinary accomplishments in engineering logistics and entrepreneurship. The successful candidate will be a nationally prominent scholar as evidenced through publication and service, and who will lead funded research endeavors that ideally complement and/or extend the current strengths of the department. The essential roles of the candidate are to support the core strengths of the College and the department in the areas of Engineering Logistics, Healthcare Systems Engineering, and Transportation, and provide academic leadership to facilitate and develop engineering entrepreneurship related to these focuses.

The College of Engineering consists of eight departments that offer B.S. degrees in nine disciplines, M.S. degrees in ten disciplines, and a Ph.D. degree in Engineering with several concentrations. The undergraduate enrollment in the college currently stands at over 3,490 and the graduate enrollment stands at almost 940. The college has 119 tenured/tenure-track full-time faculty and has externally funded annual research expenditures of approximately $22M.

Northwest Arkansas has a population of over 500,000 and is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation. Northwest Arkansas is home to the corporate headquarters of Fortune 500 companies Wal-Mart Stores, Tyson Foods, and J.B. Hunt Transport Services. Forbes Magazine recently named Fayetteville, the home of the University of Arkansas, as one of the best places in the U.S. for business and careers. The Milken Institute has named Fayetteville the nation’s “Number One Performing City” and Livability.Com ranked Fayetteville as one of the top ten college towns in the country. Information about the area can be found at www.explorenwar.com. More information about our department can be found here.

Applicants are asked to provide a letter of interest, curriculum vita, research and teaching statements, and the names of three references. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be submitted online by January 15th, 2019 at http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/30060. Applications submitted after that date will be reviewed until the position is filled. Please direct any questions to:

Haitao Liao, PhD
Professor of Industrial Engineering
John and Mary Lib White Systems Integration Chair
4171 Bell Engineering Center
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.