Open Positions

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE) seeks candidates for a tenured or tenure track faculty position to begin July 2018 or on a mutually agreed date thereafter. Faculty duties include teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, research, and supervision of student research.  With the opening of MIT’s new MIT.nano central facility for materials synthesis and characterization, DMSE is seeking research leadership in the area of materials characterization.  Appointments at all levels from Assistant Professor up to tenured Full Professor are possible for the present position.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering or a related field, with deep knowledge of the core of advanced materials characterization, including development and deployment of new and high-resolution methods in microscopy, diffraction, spectroscopy, in situ and in operando techniques for inorganic and organic materials. 

MIT has a number of institute-wide initiatives under way or in development, on topics that include Manufacturing, Energy, Environment, Health, and Data.  Individuals who can connect to these initiatives are of interest. 

Interested candidates should submit application materials electronically at Each application should include: a curriculum vitae; a statement of research interests; a statement of teaching interests; and statement of experience in collaborative materials research facilities and leadership. We request that each candidate arrange for 3 letters of reference to be uploaded at Questions should be addressed to Applications will be evaluated as they are received, with fullest consideration given to those received by October 31, 2017.

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

Professor Hobbs holds an OBE, Order of the British Empire.