Massachusetts Institute of Technology — Frank Stanton Chair Professor of Nuclear Security

Frank Stanton Chair Professor of Nuclear Security
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Cambridge, MA

The Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, invites applications for a senior faculty appointment starting September 2019 or thereafter. The appointment will be at the tenured professor level as the Frank Stanton Chair Professor of Nuclear Security.

The Department is a world leader in the design and application of nuclear technology for the benefit of society and the environment. Its faculty teaches and carries out research in fields ranging from fundamental nuclear science to practical applications in energy, security, and other fields. We are seeking exceptional candidates who are internationally recognized scientists or engineers with an established record of distinguished research and leadership in nuclear security. Nuclear security research should be interpreted broadly to include the many ways nuclear technology has or might challenge national or international security. These include nuclear nonproliferation, arms control, treaty verification and safeguards, strategic stability, and nuclear terrorism. Examples of specific research areas include applications of new technologies to detection of clandestine nuclear activities, technical assessment of emerging fuel-cycle technologies for proliferation, passive interrogation of commercial cargoes for smuggled material, and technically based proposals for mitigating well-established dangers.

Faculty duties will include teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, research, and supervision of graduate students.

Candidates should have a demonstrated ability to navigate political constraints and shape policy choices from technical research. A deep understanding of the field, including implications of technical work and how it is likely to influence choices or inform diplomatic initiatives is strongly desired. Applicants must have a doctorate or equivalent degree in an engineering or scientific field.

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 31, 2019 will be given priority.

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.