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Tenure-Track Faculty Position
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Date Posted Oct. 21, 2020
Title Tenure-Track Faculty Position
University Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Cambridge, MA, United States
Department Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Application Deadline Dec. 15, 2020
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautics

Tenure-Track Faculty Position
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Cambridge, MA

The MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions with a start date of 1 July 2021 or a mutually agreeable date thereafter. The department is conducting a search for exceptional candidates in any discipline related to aerospace engineering, broadly defined, though particular interests are in: (i) the interaction of humans and autonomy; (ii) environmental modeling, monitoring, and mitigation, including considerations in the design of aircraft and propulsion systems; and (iii) bioastronautics and human exploration of space.

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 providing service to the Institute and the profession.

Candidates should hold a doctoral degree in a field related to aerospace engineering, or another relevant science or engineering field, by the beginning of employment. 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.

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a 2-3 page statement of research and teaching interests and goals. In addition, candidates should provide a statement regarding their views on diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past and current contributions as well as their vision and plans for the future in these areas. Candidates should also provide names and contact information of at least three individuals who will submit 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 15 December 2020. It is the responsibility of the candidate to arrange for reference letters to be uploaded at the link above. We are committed to building a diverse faculty, and a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive environment in which all our faculty, students, and staff can thrive. Indeed, diversity and inclusion are major departmental priorities identified in our strategic plan.

We aspire to succeed together in a community that includes people from varied racial, ethnic, social, and economic backgrounds, genders, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, physical abilities, beliefs, and life experiences.

For more information on the MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, please visit Applicants may find reading our strategic plan helpful in preparing their application ( Questions can be directed to the faculty search chair, Prof. Youssef Marzouk, at

  • MIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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Contact Information

  • Prof. Youssef Marzouk
    Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Cambridge, MA


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