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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) seeks candidates for a tenure track faculty position to begin July 1, 2023 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.

We seek candidates with proven excellence in the science and engineering of materials in manufacturing systems.   Example industrial sectors of application include transportation, information technology, health or energy.   Examples of devices include microelectronic circuits, memories, microphotonic systems, sensors, or multifunctional devices for targeted applications.   We seek candidates with prior exposure or a vision for the challenges of the field, encompassing sustainable manufacturing, enhanced productivity, quality control, recycling and reuse or supply chain integration.   Prior experience in industry is desirable.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical 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, 2-3 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.   Questions should be addressed to Applications will be evaluated as they are received, with fullest consideration given to those received by November 30, 2022.

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.

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 and women to apply because of MIT's strong commitment to diversity in engineering education, research and practice.


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