MIT Engineering Systems Division faculty job post

ESD Faculty Position MIT Engineering Systems Division

The MIT Engineering Systems Division (ESD) invites applications for a tenure track faculty position. ESD includes over 60 faculty, has the 4th largest graduate population of any department or division at MIT, and focuses on important global challenges: http://esd.mit.edu/about/strategic-report.html.

This position will focus on applying engineering systems methodologies to address challenges in complex systems, with focus on “service systems,” with special emphasis on health care, or education, or logistics-as-a-service, as well as the trend to offer products as a service. Services comprise over 75% of the US economy, and this area is an important growth area for ESD.

Examples of additional relevant types of expertise include services outcomes and quality, risk analysis and decision-making, information
technology, operations and logistics, economics, statistics and/or services research, mathematical modeling of services, and the development / implementation of services relevant devices and systems, as well as other services innovations.

This faculty member will develop a significant research program and teach related courses. The successful candidate will also collaborate effectively with crossdisciplinary teams of faculty, students and external stakeholders (e.g., industry and government). The selected candidate will hold a dual appointment with another academic department at MIT. In special circumstances a joint appointment rather than a dual appointment may be possible.

Applicants with an advanced degree in engineering or related fields (e.g., operations research, statistics, service science) are strongly encouraged. Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant field before the beginning of the MIT appointment period plus additional academic and/or real world experience in one or more of the services systems identified above. The preferred candidate might also have a degree related directly to a
particular service system, such as an MD or MPH. Strong teaching skills and
demonstrated excellence in research are critical.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications in November 2010, with a view to inviting visits early in 2011. Applicants should submit a current curriculum vita, names and addresses of three references, no more than three publications, and a three-page statement of teaching and research interests at http://esd-search.mit.edu. Please ask your references to submit their letters at http://esd-search.mit.edu/letters by December 15, 2010.

MIT is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer. Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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