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Faculty position in computational engineering at MIT

Markus J. Buehler's picture

The MIT School of Engineering seeks an outstanding individual for a tenure-track position in the area of Computational Engineering at the assistant or untenured associate professor level. In exceptional circumstances more senior candidates will be considered. The position shall be associated with the “home” engineering department most suitable for the selected candidate. Here is a PDF file of this advertisement. 

Applicants must have earned a doctorate by the beginning of the appointment period in an appropriate field of engineering or mathematics or a related field; must have demonstrated the ability to carry out outstanding research; and must have shown strong promise for exceptional teaching.

All areas of computational engineering are of interest. Emphasis is on the development of new computational methodology with strong demonstrated relevance to important engineering disciplines and problems. Faculty duties will include teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, research, and supervision of student research. The applicant is expected to teach graduate computational engineering material in the School of Engineering, and to teach undergraduate core disciplinary material in the designated home engineering department. Interested applicants should submit application materials — curriculum vita, names and addresses of three or more references, no more than three publications, and a three-page statement of teaching and research interests — electronically at

The teaching and research interests should include the identification of at least one MIT engineering department which would be appropriate as a home department. We request that each candidate arrange for reference letters to be uploaded electronically. All applications received by March 1, 2009, shall receive full consideration. MIT is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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chunhui yang's picture

What is the meaning of "untenured associate professor" ?

The associate professor is not tenured? Are you sure?

Gary L. Gray's picture

It depends on the institution. At some universities, rank and tenure and independent beasts, at some they are not. At Penn State University, for example, one can even be a full professor and not be tenured. At some universities, rank and tenure are inextricably linked.

I hope this helps. 

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