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FACULTY POSITIONS

TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS The MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions with a start date of 1 July 2019 or a mutually agreeable date thereafter. The department is conducting a search for exceptional candidates in any discipline related to Aerospace Engineering, broadly defined, although particular interests are in aircraft propulsion, fluid mechanics, and acoustics; aircraft design and optimization; aerospace materials and manufacturing; and the interaction of humans and machines.

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, conducting original scholarly research, developing course materials at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and service to the Institute and the profession.

Candidates should hold a doctoral degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics or another relevant field by the beginning of employment. The search is for a candidate to be hired at the assistant professor level; under special circumstances, however, 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 https://school-of-engineering-faculty-search.mit.edu/aeroastro/register.tcl. Letters of recommendation must be submitted directly by the recommenders at https://school-of-engineering-faculty-search.mit.edu/letters.

To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by December 1, 2018. Applications will be considered complete only when both the applicant materials and at least three letters of recommendations are received.

MIT is building a diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.

Applicants may find reading our strategic plan helpful in preparing their applications. Questions may be directed to faculty search chair Professor ymarz [at] mit.edu (Youssef Marzouk).

posted 10-12-2018

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STAFF POSITIONS

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT II to provide complex administrative support for four faculty/principal investigators and their research groups and students. Office management responsibilities include maintaining multiple electronic calendars; making complex travel arrangements; organizing meetings, seminars, and conferences; proofreading and editing written documents and presentations; and maintaining shared group resources.  Will also manage contract renewals and invoicing for two research consortia and act as liaison to twenty consortium members and MIT contract and finance departments to meet rotating membership deadlines. Related responsibilities include answering telephones and greeting visitors; managing Outlook and Google calendars; preparing travel reports for reimbursement; coordinating participants, space, A/V, and catering for events and meetings; supporting faculty teaching, including photocopying, scanning, posting lectures/homework/reports on websites, and coordinating website content and arrangements for visiting lecturers; and purchasing goods using proprietary MIT purchasing tools.  

Job Requirements
REQUIRED:  three years of related experience demonstrating excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills; high-level computer literacy that includes expertise with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and the ability and willingness to learn new software; detail-oriented with the ability to prioritize and work independently; and the ability to work effectively with a broad range of faculty, students, sponsors, and influential individuals outside of the Institute. Seek someone who is proactive; takes initiative; and multitasks with ease. Proficiency with web-based tools, including managing shared calendars, mail, and to-do lists a plus; as is experience maintaining web pages, publication pages, shared file folders, and note pages (e.g., Wiki, SVN). A college degree is preferred. To apply go here.

posted 12-20-2018

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ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY (EHS) COORDINATOR, Research Laboratory for Electronics (RLE), to oversee day-to-day activities within the Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering Department (50%) and the Research Lab for Electronics (50%). Will maintain--on behalf of the department head--operational, day-to-day oversight of the EHS management system and ensure EHS requirements are met in the DLCs; and monitor departmental compliancewith environment, health and safety (EHS) laws and regulations and MIT best practices and ensure that the DLCs and its principal investigators (PI)/supervisors are implementing their responsibilities under MIT’s EHS management system. Will report to the headsof the departments, labs, or centers served.

Job Requirements
REQUIRED: an undergraduate degree in engineering or science; at least two years of relevant experience in or involvement with laboratory/research processes; professional certification in environment, health and/or safety field or at least two years ofrelevant experience in environmental, health and/or safety compliance; excellent organizational, administrative, and problem solving skills; self-motivation; flexibility; strong organizational and follow-through skills; tact and good judgment; accuracy andan eye for detail; flexibility; diplomacy; and the ability to multitask, set and achieve priorities, work in teams, motivate groups, and work in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities and limited supervision. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel,Power Point, and the ability to learn specialized computer applications for EHS requirements is essential. Required competencies include a concern for order, a bias for action, interpersonal understanding, and organizational awareness. To apply, go here.

posted 12-20-2018

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LEADERSHIP GIVING OFFICER, to create and execute a comprehensive strategic development plan designed to raise awareness, strengthen relationships, and garner financial support for AeroAstro’s initiatives and academic programs. Responsibilities include collaborating with the AA department head, faculty, investigators, and communications staff to promote AeroAstro and establish a thriving community of philanthropic and industry partnerships that support research collaboration, resource development, and recruitment opportunities; and building, managing, and collaborating on a portfolio of donors and industry prospects by arranging faculty events, creating materials and disseminating AeroAstro-related content and collateral, and taking part in strategically organized donor/industry partner/prospect site visits. In addition to securing support for capital projects and other departmental priorities, will have a particular focus on fund-raising for initiatives that impact diversity. Will report jointly to the  AeroAstro department head and the School of Engineering’s assistant dean for development.

Job Requirements
REQUIRED:  bachelor’s degree, preferably in an engineering or scientific field; three years of direct fund-raising experience, preferably in higher education; excellent interpersonal, organizational, project management, and communication skills; experience crafting and presenting content to large groups; ability to manage multiple projects with confidentiality and discretion; and high-level computer proficiency with prospect management or other CRM systems.   A proven record of successful cultivation and solicitation of six-figure gifts is highly desirable. To apply, go here.

posted 2-1-2019

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE Laboratory for Aviation and the Environment, to perform research that aims to improve our understanding of the life cycle emissions of petroleum-derived fuels and identify opportunities to reduce these emissions.  Will identify and evaluate technologies to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions along the global petroleum fuel production supply chain.  These technologies include reduced emissions well completions; reduction or recovery of methane vented or flared at wellheads; acid gas recovery; use of renewable hydrogen in refinery operations; carbon capture and utilization/storage coupled with refining operations; and lower emissions intensity transportation of crude oil and fuel products.  Will apply life cycle analysis and techno-economic assessment to quantify the emission reductions and associated costs.  Will also collaborate closely with LAE’s leadership team and with the funding sponsor, assist in supervising LAE graduate students, and coordinate the day-to-day activities at LAE.

Job Requirements
REQUIRED: a Ph.D. in chemical or mechanical engineering or a related field; extensive experience in applying LCA and TEA to evaluate energy technologies; significant knowledge of and familiarity with crude oil production and refining operations; a record of peer-reviewed publication and a strong drive to publish the findings of this research; and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

This is a one-year position, beginning in early 2019, with the opportunity for extension base upon satisfactory performance. To apply, go here.

posted 10-26-2018

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MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.