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Faculty Position in the Field of Ocean Science and Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track position in all areas of Ocean Science and Engineering, including Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Propulsion, Ocean Energy, Lightweight Marine Structures, Marine Hydrodynamics, Offshore Engineering, Ocean Acoustics and Signal Processing, and Ocean Environmental Sensing to begin July 1, 2011 or thereafter. Appointment would be at the assistant or untenured associate professor level. In exceptional cases, a senior faculty appointment may be possible.

We seek candidates who will provide inspiration and leadership in research and actively contribute to core mechanical engineering undergraduate and graduate level teaching (in both lecture and hands-on laboratory settings). Faculty duties include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, development of an independent, internationally recognized research program, and supervision of student research.

The successful candidate is expected to have scientific and engineering expertise in one or more of the following areas of marine systems: ships and submersibles, including all-electric vehicles, energy extraction devices operating in the ocean environment, acoustics, marine hydrodynamics, sub-sea and floating offshore structures, oceanographic measurement systems, and biological and chemical ocean environmental sensing technologies.

Applicants must hold an earned Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, ocean engineering, or a closely related field by the beginning of the appointment. They must have demonstrated an ability to pursue outstanding research, and a strong commitment with a record of, or promise for, exceptional undergraduate and graduate teaching.

Applicants should send a curriculum vita, a research statement, a teaching statement, and copies of not more than three publications. Candidates should also have a website that illustrates current interests and accomplishments. They should arrange for four individuals to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf. This information must be entered electronically at the following site: search-meche.mit.edu. Applications received by January 15, 2011 will receive full consideration.

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

Posted 11/4/10

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