Adjunct Faculty, Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of San Diego


Adjunct Faculty, Industrial and Systems Engineering

Department Description:
The Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at USD is part of the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering (SMSE), which is ranked by U.S. News in the top 15 of non-doctoral engineering schools. The department offers undergraduate degrees in industrial and systems engineering and consists of faculty who are devoted to challenging and inspiring students to learn the technical and professional skills in work analysis, quality assurance, operations research, manufacturing, systems engineering, simulation, facilities, production planning and supply chain areas. The mission of the school is to provide graduates with the perspective, social awareness and leadership skills necessary for becoming change making engineers.
For more information about the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering and the Industrial and Systems Engineering Program, please visit:

Detailed Description:
The Industrial and Systems Engineering Department is looking to hire one adjunct instructor in the Spring 2024 semester to teach one section of Sustainability and Engineering lecture class (ISYE 380). The adjunct instructor can use existing course content and assignments. More information about the course is below:

  • This section of ISYE 380 has a mix of industrial and systems engineering majors (juniors) and other engineering majors (juniors and seniors).
  • Class meets on campus on T/Th 9:15 to 10:35 am, from January 29th to May 13th with a 2-hour final exam scheduled between May 19th to 25th by the university.
  • Course description: The course provides an interdisciplinary overview of the engineering roles and opportunities to improve the sustainability of engineering products, processes and systems. Topics include carbon footprint, life cycle assessment, design for sustainability, wastes and recycling, energy and water.
  • Instructor's responsibilities include: lecture preparation (instructional materials are available to share), grading of student works, holding 1.5 hours of office hours each week, providing a written course assessment and submitting student work assessment at the end of the semester for ABET purposes.

Special Conditions of Employment:

Effective June 1, 2023, based on CDC guidance, the University strongly encourages all campus members to stay up to date with Influenza and COVID-19 vaccination recommendations. For more regarding information USD's COVID-19 protocols, please visit

Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.

Job Requirements:

  • Masters degree or higher in Industrial and Systems Engineering or a related field.
  • Industry experience in environmental and sustainability topics is highly valued.

Posting Salary:
$2,165-2,265/unit taught; Excellent Benefits

The salary range provided in this posting reflects what we reasonably expect to pay for this position. Actual compensation offered or earned is dependent on experience, education and other factors including departmental budget.

Special Application Instructions
Click the 'Apply Now' button to complete our online application and, for full consideration, please upload your Curriculum Vitae to your application profile for the hiring managers review. Contact: Dr. Jae Kim ( Chair, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering University of San Diego
Dr. Kim is happy to answer any questions that you have about the position.

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Additional Details:
The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

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