Tenure-Track Faculty Positions

The MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions with a start date of July 1, 2017 or on a mutually agreeable date thereafter. The department is conducting a search for exceptional candidates with a strong background in any discipline related to Aerospace Engineering, broadly defined. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, autonomous systems, materials and structures, atmospheric and space sciences, space and jet propulsion, manufacturing, real-time safety-critical software, cyber-security, space systems and exploration, air transportation, and fluid mechanics. We are seeking highly qualified candidates with a commitment to research and education. Faculty duties include teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, advising students, leading a research program, and service to the institute and the profession.

Candidates should hold a doctoral degree in a field related to aerospace engineering by the beginning of employment. The search is for a candidate to be hired at the assistant professor level; however, under special circumstances, a senior faculty appointment is possible.

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 2-3 page statement of research and teaching interests and goals, and names and contact information of at least three individuals who will provide letters of recommendation. Applicants with backgrounds outside aerospace should describe how a substantial part of their work will apply to aerospace problems. Applications must be submitted as a pdf at Letters of recommendation must be submitted directly by the recommenders at

To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by December 1, 2016. Applications will be considered complete only when both the applicant materials and at least three letters of recommendations are received. MIT is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates. Applicants may find reading our Strategic Plan helpful in preparing their applications. Questions can be directed to faculty search chair Prof. Steven Barrett.

posted September 29, 2016


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