The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Mechanical Engineering seeks candidates for faculty positions starting July 1, 2020 or on a mutually agreed date thereafter. Appointment will be at the assistant or untenured associate professor level. In special cases, a senior faculty appointment will be considered. 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, and (7) micro/nanoengineering.
In addition to searching broadly in mechanical engineering, the department also has a dedicated search with the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society in Control, Autonomy and Intelligent Systems. Please refer to the special advertisement on our website (https://meche.mit.edu/faculty-positions) for details.
Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and copies of no more than three publications. They should also 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/ by December 15, 2019 when review of applications will begin.
MIT is an equal-opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
Candidates must hold an earned Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a related field by the beginning of employment.
Mechanical Engineering (MechE) has a culture of curiosity that combines a rigorous education with hands-on experience. Since classes began at MIT in 1865, MechE’s faculty and students have had a passion for pushing boundaries and developing creative solutions for the world’s problems — from the development of artificial skin to pioneering 3D printing technology. We will continue to make discoveries and solve problems across an array of disciplines in the 21st century.We educate future leaders in mechanical engineering that can model, design, innovate, and solve grand challenge problems facing our society. Our students and faculty advance science and technology by discovering solutions, designing products, and engineering workflows that help make our world a better place. Our success in both teaching and research is greatly enhanced by cultural, ethnic, and racial diversity. Inclusion of and mutual respect for each mem-ber of our community invigorate and sustain every aspect of our mission. Our efforts to close the gender gap in mechanical engineering has resulted in near gender parity in our undergraduate population.We conduct cutting-edge research at the new frontiers of mechanica...l engineering. Faculty often specialize in more than one discipline, ensuring a fluidity of research that promotes cross-disciplinary discovery.Our research is organized across seven collaborative disciplines: Mechanics, Design, Manufacturing, and Product Development, Controls, Instrumentation, and Robotics, Energy Science and Engineering, Ocean Science and Engineering, Bioengineering, Micro and Nano Engineering