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Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) in Operations Research/Analytics

The Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University invites applications for tenure-track positions at the assistant professor level in operations research/management science and analytics for the 2019-20 academic year.


The Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University is home to two top-ranked schools: the School of Information Systems and Management and the School of Public Policy and Management. The College was awarded the UPS George D. Smith Prize for educational excellence in Analytics and is the only academic institution that has won both the Von Neumann Theory Prize for research and the UPS Prize for educational excellence from INFORMS. The College is a center of excellence on issues that span people, policy, and technology research, and has deep strengths in combining data science with decision science and social science. The Information Systems, Information Security, and Public Policy programs aspire to educate men and women of intelligent action who use technology and analytics to solve important societal problems.

Successful candidates will have outstanding research abilities and be committed to achieving excellence in teaching operations research and management in a multi-disciplinary school which brings together policy, technology and management in a holistic manner. The College is home to several research centers with deep strengths in analytics (for examples, see Heinz also has close ties via research centers, student advising, and faculty collaborations with the Tepper School of Business, Department of Statistics, Department of Machine Learning, and the College of Engineering.

The ideal scholar will have strong modeling and methodological interests and join a large group of faculty at the College with both applied and methodological interests in the data sciences. Applications are encouraged regardless of problem domain, through synergies with existing research centers and strengths at Heinz and the University will be considered. These include health, transportation, urban systems, information security, energy, and the environment.

The candidate must have obtained, or expect to obtain shortly, a PhD or equivalent degree in Operations Management, Operations Research, Management Science, Industrial Engineering, Machine Learning, or a related field.

If you are presenting at the INFORMS Annual Meeting, then submitting at least a partial packet as early in October as possible and no later than October 24, 2018, with your session information, would be helpful. We will begin formally reviewing applications on November 12, 2018 and strongly encourage you to complete your application by then. We will continue to accept applications until December 31, 2018.

Applicants should submit all materials at including a cover letter, vita, research and teaching statements, and up to two recent research papers, and also arrange for submission of three letters of reference.

Carnegie Mellon considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. More information about Heinz and its research and education programs can be found at

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