Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Mechanical Engineering Department
  • 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Oct 23, 2019
Full time Computer Science/Info Tech/Systems Engineering & Applied Sciences Sciences and Technology: other

Job Description

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Mechanical Engineering seeks candidates for faculty positions starting July 1, 2020 or on a mutually agreed date thereafter. Appointment will be at the assistant or untenured associate professor level. In special cases, a senior faculty appointment will be considered. Our department is committed to fostering interdisciplinary research that can address grand challenges facing our society. We seek candidates who will provide inspiration and leadership in research, contribute proactively to both undergraduate and graduate level teaching in the Mechanical Engineering department and add to the diversity of the academic community.

Faculty duties include teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, advising students and conducting research. Candidates must hold an earned Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a related field by the beginning of employment. Candidates in all areas related to Mechanical Engineering will be considered, including, but not limited to: (1) mechanics: modeling, experimentation and computation, (2) design, manufacturing, and product development, (3) control, instrumentation, and robotics, (4) energy science and engineering, (5) ocean science and engineering, (6) bioengineering, and (7) micro/nanoengineering.

In addition to searching broadly in mechanical engineering, the department also has a dedicated search with the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society in Control, Autonomy and Intelligent Systems. Please refer to the special advertisement on our website ( for details.


Preferred and Required Qualifications

Candidates must hold an earned Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a related field by the beginning of employment.

Application Details

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and copies of no more than three publications. 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: December 15, 2019 when review of applications will begin.

MIT is an equal-opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and underrepresented
minorities are especially encouraged to apply.


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Application Deadline

December 15th, 2019