DMSE occasionally hires for a wide range of positions. Opportunities include faculty positions for people with a PhD in materials science and engineering; research scientists or postdoctoral fellows or associates for recent PhD graduates or experienced researchers who want to pursue advance research in the field; lecturers and technical instructors; and administrative and support staff positions.

Please note that the availability of these positions varies over time and depends on the department’s specific needs, ongoing projects, and funding opportunities. To browse all open positions at MIT, visit MIT Human Resources’ Careers page.

Tenure-Track Faculty Position

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE) in Cambridge, MA, seeks candidates for a tenure track faculty position to begin July 1, 2024 or on a mutually agreed date thereafter. Faculty duties include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, advising students, conducting original scholarly research and developing course materials at the graduate and undergraduate levels. 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.
 
Metallurgy is an essential, foundational component of materials science and engineering with immense industrial and social importance. We seek candidates with proven excellence in the science and engineering of metals who can articulate a vision for addressing the grand challenges of the field. Areas of interest include physical metallurgy, alloy & microstructure design and sustainable processing, structure – processing – property relationships of metals, chemical metallurgy, corrosion, archaeometallurgy, and development and use of experimental and computational approaches towards the design of metals for structural, electronic, biological, and energy applications. Candidates with industrial experience are encouraged to apply. Candidates from other fields of materials science and engineering are also welcome to apply.

A full job description is available here.

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Human Resources Administrator

DMSE is seeking candidates for a senior human resources position, to provide effective management of HR activities for a department of 500, including 30+ faculty, teaching staff, administrative and support staff, and postdocs. Will counsel and advise faculty and staff on human resources, including personnel policy interpretation and administration, performance management, compensation, employee relations, and diversity, equity, and inclusion; coach and assist faculty and staff on issues relating to employee relations and conflict resolution; direct on-boarding and off-boarding; manage rewards and recognition programs; manage annual salary review processes and departmental searches; oversee management of F1-OPT, J-1 visa, and H-1B visa processing in the department; develop and implement ongoing reporting and tracking processes for DMSE management, including standard operating procedures, staff resource guides, and web-based resources; and generate and collaborate on developing creative solutions to complex problems, which may include working effectively with various individuals or groups in a variety of situations. 

A full job description is available here.