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Job ID: 192790

Associate Professor
Tufts University

Date Posted Aug. 24, 2022
Title Associate Professor
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department School of Engineering: Mechanical Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering

Tufts University Department of Mechanical Engineering is searching for a faculty member at the associate level (tenured) in the area of sustainability, with an emphasis on modeling, computation, or data analytics, as well as one or more of the department’s "pillar areas" (Materials & Manufacturing, Mechanics, Engineering Design, Thermal Fluid Systems, Electronics & Controls and Human Factors). Exceptional senior candidates may be considered. The candidate should be capable of teaching undergraduate and graduate courses related to current curricula and new research directions. Research thrusts may focus on different aspects of sustainability, for example, energy generation, energy storage, or carbon capture. Additional information about the department can be found at

This position will be one of four sustainability-focused faculty searches ongoing in the Tufts School of Engineering (SOE) this year. The SoE distinguishes itself by the interdisciplinary focus and integrative nature of its engineering education and research programs, within the intellectually rich environment of both a "Research I" university and a top-ranked undergraduate institution. The past ten years have been a period of extraordinary growth for SOE at Tufts, with recruitment of over half of its current tenured and tenure-track faculty members and a more than three-fold increase in research productivity. Tufts offers the best of a liberal arts college atmosphere, coupled with the intellectual and technological resources of a major research university located in Boston’s vibrant ecosystem of education and innovation. Home to seven graduate and professional schools across three campuses, Tufts University prides itself on its culture of cross-school partnerships. Located on Tufts’ Medford/Somerville campus, only six miles from historic downtown Boston, SOE faculty members have extensive opportunities for academic and industrial collaboration, as well as participation in the rich intellectual life of the region.

The successful candidate will join an active department that offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. programs, and thus must demonstrate excellence in teaching as well as the potential to develop an internationally recognized research program. Teaching responsibilities will include graduate and undergraduate courses. While a doctorate is required, industrial experience is desirable. All candidates must have demonstrable experiences and expertise in sustainability. Candidates should submit a clear statement explaining why they are interested in Tufts and how their skillset will fit well into the department ecosystem and fulfill the needs outlined in this job description. Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are an integral part of not only the Mechanical Engineering department, but also the School of Engineering as we collectively strive to reach the university’s stated goal to become an inclusive, anti-racist university. Candidates should demonstrate a willingness to critically engage and cultivate scholarship that acknowledges and addresses how issues of inequality and exclusion impact sustainability.

Questions about the position should be addressed to Dr. Chris Rogers, search committee chair, at Candidates should submit their application, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests and objectives, a DEIJ statement, and contact information for three references online through Interfolio at Evaluation of the candidates will start at the end of October 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

  • Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research, and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally, and globally. Tufts University has also committed to becoming an anti-racist institution and prides itself on the continuous improvement of diversity, equity and inclusion work. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.

    Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. See the University’s Non-Discrimination statement and policy here If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617-627-3298 or at Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at

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