MIT Tenure-Track Faculty Position - Materials Science and Engineering Department

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Oct 26, 2021
Full time Engineering & Applied Sciences

Job Description


DEPARTMENTS:          Department of Materials Science and Engineering

POSITION:                   Tenure-Track Faculty Position



The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE) seeks candidates for a tenure track faculty position to begin July 1, 2022 or on a mutually agreed date thereafter. Faculty duties include teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, research, and supervision of student research in DMSE.  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 and prior exposure 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.


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.



Application Details

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, 2021.

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.

We especially encourage minorities and women to apply because of MIT’s strong commitment to diversity in engineering education, research and practice.

MIT is an equal opportunity employer.  We value diversity and strongly encourage applications from individuals from all identities and backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive equitable consideration for employment based on their experience and qualifications, 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.



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