Massachusetts Institute of Technology — Assistant Professor in Engineering Design

The Department of Mechanical Engineering seeks an individual for a tenure-track faculty position in engineering design to ideally begin July 1, 2018 or on a mutually agreeable date thereafter. Appointment would be at the assistant or untenured associate professor level. In exceptional cases, a senior faculty appointment may be possible.

Design is a critical, forward thinking approach to addressing grand societal challenges. Applicants should have a strong foundation in engineering design, product development, and methods for realizing hardware at both the prototype and production stage. Applicants should possess a broad understanding of the complete design process, from conceptual through detailed design. Application areas include, but are not limited to, consumer, medical, transportation and industrial products. Candidates will be expected to work with colleagues and develop internationally recognized research, product development, and educational advances in engineering design. Experience working with industry is a must. Candidates are expected to teach both lecture and project-based classes in design at the undergraduate and graduate level.

In addition to searching specifically for design, the department has positions available broadly in mechanical engineering: http://meche.mit.edu/faculty-positions.

Applicants must hold an earned Ph.D. in mechanical engineering or a closely related field by the beginning of employment. Applicants should submit: (1) a curriculum vita that optionally includes a link to the applicant’s online portfolio of design, research, and/or teaching work, (2) a research statement, (3) a teaching statement, (4) copies of not more than three publications, and (5) 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: http://search-meche.mit.edu. Submissions should be received by December 1, 2017, when review of applications will begin.

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.

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