Faculty Positions in IE Program

Faculty Positions in IE Program


Industrial Engineering Program (Advert Reference Code: IE-1-2018)

Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey

The Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences at Sabanci University invites applications for full-time faculty positions in the Industrial Engineering Program.  The rank is open, and the appointment starts in Spring or Fall 2019.  The candidates must have earned a doctorate degree in Industrial Engineering, Operations Research or a related discipline, and must demonstrate a high potential for excellence in research and teaching.

Candidates should have expertise in either one of core IE/OR fields: optimization, stochastic/statistical modelling and simulation.  We hope to expand our current domain interests; we are looking for colleagues with possibly complementary interests to the existing ones in our group.  Candidates with research interests in one or several of the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply:

  • Data Science and Data-Driven Optimization:  Main interest should focus on modelling data-intensive applications and data-based research preferably with large real-life data sets Expertise on solving optimization problems that arise in data science and machine learning is highly desirable.  Experience in data analytics, statistical learning and computational/applied statistics is considered as a plus.
  • Applied Optimization:  Main interest should focus on modelling large and complex systems and solution of resulting optimization problems.  Expertise in either one of large-scale, stochastic, multi-criteria or multi-level optimization is highly desirable.  Experience in one of the following domains is a plus: health-care services and systems, market design and policy analysis in energy systems, green logistics and energy-efficient transportation, city logistics, smart infrastructures and intelligent transportation.
  • Stochastic Systems and Simulation: Experience in simulation modeling, statistical methods, as well as stochastic processes is highly desirable.  Ability to conduct data-based research, preferably with large real-life data sets, would be a plus.

Desired qualifications also include ability to participate in multidisciplinary and/or transdisciplinary research teams and commitment to conduct research addressing problems of high societal impact with application domains in such as health-care services, energy systems, biological systems, and environment and climate.

Sabanci University, http://www.sabanciuniv.edu/en, a privately funded premier academic institution, started instruction in the 1999-2000 academic year in its new state-of-the-art campus located in suburban Istanbul. The University offers 13 undergraduate programs and 46 graduate programs in three faculties (Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, School of Management). The University aims at establishing a high standard of academic excellence and a research-oriented atmosphere both for its faculty and for its students, while nurturing productive relationships particularly with the industries in the region, which constitute the industrial heartland of Turkey. The medium of instruction is English. 

Sabanci University was at the top of the “University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Index” in 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017 and was ranked 2nd in 2013 and 2014. It is also the first Turkish private university to be included in the top 200 (182nd place) of the Times Higher Education (THE) 2014 Rankings.  It is as well ranked among the 100 universities under 50 years old worldwide by QS Top Universities.

The applicants should submit their materials through the online application system at

Applications received by December 31, 2018 will be given full consideration.

Dr. Güvenç Şahin (guvencs@sabanciuniv.edu) will be attending INFORMS 2018. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Şahin for a preliminary interview.