The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE) seeks candidates for two open tenure-track faculty positions to begin July 2015 or thereafter. Appointments would be at the assistant or untenured associate professor level. In special cases, a senior faculty appointment may be possible. Faculty duties include teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, research, and supervision of student research.
Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering or a related field by the start of employment. Candidates with deep knowledge of the core of Materials Science and Engineering are desired. DMSE seeks to broaden its research portfolio in two areas:
Materials chemistry. Including: surface science and surface chemical reactions, catalysis, corrosion, surface treatment, colloids, chemical assembly of materials, bio-inspired and biomolecular assembly of materials, polymer science, surface design for novel optical, electronic, or magnetic properties, inorganic-organic interfaces
Microstructure and mechanics. Including: mechanics of heterophase architectures (integrated electronics, advanced composites, etc.), advanced microstructure characterization including in-situ and in-operando methods, computational modeling of materials processing, computational design of materials and microstructure
However, DMSE has strengths and interests across the full spectrum of materials research, and excellent candidates with expertise in any and all areas of the field are welcomed. For example, DMSE has active programs in electronic, photonic and magnetic materials, materials for energy and the environment, materials in medicine, biomaterials, structural materials, computational materials science and engineering, materials processing and manufacturing, and archaeological materials.
MIT has a number of institute-wide initiatives under way or in development, on topics that include Manufacturing, Energy, Environment, and Health. Individuals who can connect to these initiatives are of interest.
Interested candidates should submit application materials electronically at http://dmsefacsrch.mit.edu. Each application should include: a curriculum vitae; a statement of research interests; and a statement of teaching interests. We request that each candidate arrange for 3 letters of reference to be uploaded at http://dmsefacsrch.mit.edu/letters/. Questions should be addressed to DMSE-Search-Master@dmsefacsrch.mit.edu. Responses received by December 31, 2014 will be given priority. No application received after February 1 will be considered in this year’s search.
We especially encourage minorities and women to apply because of MIT’s strong commitment to diversity in engineering education, research and practice.