Faculty Positions in Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Mechanical Engineering seeks candidates for faculty positions starting July 1, 2021 or on a mutually agreed date thereafter. The search is for candidates to be hired at the assistant professor level; under special circumstances, however, an untenured associate or senior faculty appointment is possible, commensurate with experience. Our department is committed to fostering interdisciplinary research that can address grand challenges facing our society. We seek candidates who will provide inspiration and leadership in research, contribute proactively to both undergraduate and graduate level teaching in the Mechanical Engineering department, and add to the diversity of the academic community.
Faculty duties include teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, advising students, and conducting research. Candidates must hold an earned Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a related field by the beginning of employment. Candidates in all areas related to Mechanical Engineering will be considered, including, but not limited to: (1) mechanics: modeling, experimentation and computation, (2) design, manufacturing, and product development, (3) control, instrumentation, and robotics, (4) energy science and engineering, (5) ocean science and engineering, (6) bioengineering, (7) micro/nanoengineering, and (8) data science for design and engineering science.
Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 2–3 page statement of research, and teaching interests and goals. In addition, candidates should provide a statement regarding their views on diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past and current contributions as well as their vision and plans for the future in these areas. They should also include copies of no more than three publications and arrange for four individuals to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf. This information must be entered electronically at the following site: https://school-of-engineering-faculty-search.mit.edu/meche/register.tcl by December 15, 2020 when review of applications will begin.
MIT is an equal-opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.