I teach (and, now, administrate) in the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. Unlike most engineering-oriented universities, CMU does not have an Industrial (or Systems) Engineering department, so operations research people are scattered throughout the university. The Tepper contingent is a big one (senior faculty include Balas, Cornuejols, and Hooker) and is augmented by others in the school with operations research interests (people like Sridhar Tayur who is in our operations management group). But there are lots of OR people elsewhere, including Chemical Engineering (Ignacio Grossman, for instance), Mathematics (Alan Frieze), and Computer Science (Tuomas Sandholm).
The Heinz College of Public Policy and Information Systems has a large contingent of operations researchers, including Al Blumstein, one of the founding researchers in our field. And the Heinz College is hiring in our area! Here is the announcement:
Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College is currently expanding its program targeted at analysis, design, and eventual implementation of Urban Systems and is seeking to recruit tenure-track faculty to be key participants in those developments. Heinz College (www.heinz.cmu.edu) consists of a School of Public Policy and Management and a School of Information Systems and Management.
We are seeking individuals from a diversity of related disciplines, including economics, transportation, operations research and the management sciences, statistics, and systems engineering with specific attention to civil engineering.
Our interests in Urban Systems include transportation systems, public-safety systems, and the built environment. While these problem domains are diverse, to be addressed effectively an interdisciplinary perspective is required. We are thus seeking candidates who are open to collaborating with researchers from other disciplines. We have developed relationships with a number of cities, including Pittsburgh and New York, as sources of data, experimental opportunities for improved system designs, and expertise in the realm of problems associated with their operating systems.
All candidates should have a PhD (or should demonstrate that one will be achieved shortly) in relation to one of the identified disciplines and have demonstrated research competence. Interested applicants are asked to send their application to the Urban Systems Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. An application should include a cover letter indicating their particular interests and their sense of fit with the Heinz College, a CV, copies of any published papers, and three sources of reference letters.
We will be conducting interviews at the October INFORMS meeting in Phoenix. For consideration at these meetings, applications should be submitted at least one month in advance.
If this sounds like you, please consider applying. I look forward to having even more operations research on this campus!