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Department of Materials Science and Engineering

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Tenure-Track Faculty Position

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The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE) in Cambridge, MA, seeks candidates for a tenure track faculty position to begin July 1, 2024 or on a mutually agreed date thereafter.   Faculty duties include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, advising students, conducting original scholarly research and developing course materials at the graduate and undergraduate levels.   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.

Metallurgy is an essential, foundational component of materials science and engineering with immense industrial and social importance.   We seek candidates with proven excellence in the science and engineering of metals who can articulate a vision for addressing the grand challenges of the field.   Areas of interest include physical metallurgy, alloy & microstructure design and sustainable processing, structure - processing - property relationships of metals, chemical metallurgy, corrosion, archaeometallurgy, and development and use of experimental and computational approaches towards the design of metals for structural, electronic, biological, and energy applications.   Candidates with industrial experience are encouraged to apply.   Candidates from other fields of materials science and engineering are also welcome to apply.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Engineering Physics, or a related field by the start date of employment.

Interested candidates should submit application materials electronically at   Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 2-4 page statement of research interests and goals, and 1-2 page statement of 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.   Questions should be addressed to   Applications will be evaluated as they are received, with fullest consideration given to those received by November 30, 2023.

Each candidate should include the names and contact information of three reference letter writers.   If a candidate is requested to proceed beyond the initial application phase, their letter writers will need to submit their letter by a subsequent deadline to be determined.

Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check, including possible verification of any findings of misconduct (or pending investigations) from prior employers.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer.   All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.   MIT's full policy on Nondiscrimination can be found here.

We especially encourage minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply because of MIT's strong commitment to diversity in engineering education, research and practice.


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