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Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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The Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, invites applications for faculty positions starting September 2015 or thereafter.   Appointment will be at the assistant or untenured associate professor level.   In special cases, a senior faculty appointment may be possible.

The Department is a world leader in the generation, control and application of nuclear reactions and radiation for the benefit of society and the environment.   Its faculty teach and conduct research in fields from fundamental nuclear science to practical applications of nuclear technology in energy, security and other fields.   The highest priority area of research, for current candidates, is theoretical and computational plasma physics for fusion applications.   However, we will consider truly exceptional candidates across the full range of the Department's fields of research and education.   These include advanced modeling, simulation, theory, experimentation, and design for nuclear fission systems; the nuclear fuel cycle; plasma physics and fusion engineering; materials for extreme environments; quantum engineering and control; and radiation science and technology.   [See].

Applicants must have a doctorate in a relevant engineering or scientific field by the beginning of employment, and must have demonstrated excellence in research and scholarship in a relevant technical field.   We welcome applications from a wide range of related disciplines, including physics, chemistry, materials science, mechanical engineering, computational science and engineering, and environmental engineering.   However, a commitment to excel in teaching in one of the core fields of nuclear science and engineering is essential.   Faculty duties will include teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, research, and supervision of graduate students.

Applications are being accepted electronically at   Each application must include: a curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of three or more references, a two-page strategic statement of research interests, a one-page statement of teaching interests, and electronic copies of no more than three representative publications.   Each candidate must also arrange for three or more reference letters to be uploaded electronically.

Recognizing MIT's strong commitment to diversity in education, research and practice, minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply.

Applications received before January 31, 2015 will be given priority.

MIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.


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