Massachusetts Institute of Technology — Faculty Positions, Nuclear Science and Engineering

The Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, invites applications for faculty positions starting September 2017 or on a mutually agreeable date thereafter. Appointments are expected to be at the assistant or untenured associate professor level, but highly qualified candidates for a senior faculty appointment are also welcomed.

The Department is a world leader in the generation, control and application of nuclear reactions and radiation for the benefit of society and the environment. Its faculty educate and conduct research in fields from fundamental nuclear science to practical applications of nuclear technology in energy, security and other fields. We are seeking exceptional candidates broadly engaged in these areas. All candidates who demonstrate excellence in the multidisciplinary landscape of the department’s research and education areas will be considered. These areas include, but are not limited to: advanced modeling, simulation, and theory of complex nuclear systems; integrated design for nuclear fission energy systems; advanced thermal hydraulics; the nuclear fuel cycle; radiation sources and technology; plasma physics and fusion engineering; materials for extreme environments; and quantum engineering and control. The research areas of emphasis for will be core fission expertise such as integrated fission system design, accident tolerant fuels, and neutron interactions science for fission. [See].

Applicants must have a doctorate in a relevant engineering or scientific field by the beginning of employment, and must have demonstrated excellence in research and scholarship in a relevant technical field. We welcome applications from a wide range of related disciplines, including physics, chemistry, materials science, mechanical engineering, computational science and engineering, and environmental engineering. However, a commitment to excel in teaching in one of the core fields of nuclear science and engineering is essential. Faculty duties will include teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, research, and supervision of graduate students.

Applications are being accepted electronically at Each application must include: a curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of three or more references, a two-page strategic statement of research interests, a one-page statement of teaching interests, and electronic copies of no more than three representative publications. Each candidate must also arrange for three or more reference letters to be uploaded electronically.

Recognizing MIT’s strong commitment to diversity in education, research and practice, minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply.

Applications received before January 16, 2017 will be given priority.

MIT is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.