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Faculty Positions

Applications are invited for tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level. Applications at a higher rank may be considered only for exceptional candidates with a distinguished track record in publications and funding. The MMAE Department at IIT is seeking candidates with interdisciplinary research expertise in one or both of the following two areas of strategic research emphasis:

1. Autonomous systems with interests in mobile robotics, co-robots, distributed control, sensing, and navigation etc.; applications in unmanned air, land, and underwater systems are all of interest, and

2. Materials science with interests in processing and synthesis of functional materials with tailored optical, thermal, magnetic, and/or electronic properties (as examples).

Candidates must have an earned doctoral degree in engineering or physical science. Successful candidates are expected to establish a vibrant externally funded research program that supports graduate students and provides a record of published research. They are also expected to be highly effective teachers for undergraduate and graduate courses in the MMAE department.

The MMAE Department at IIT offers ABET accredited BS degrees in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, and materials science and engineering, as well as master's degrees and doctoral degrees in mechanical and aerospace engineering and materials science and engineering. Current full time enrollment is over 500 undergraduate students and 220 graduate students. View the MMAE Department website for information on faculty, research, and degree programs within the department.

The Illinois Institute of Technology is a private Ph.D.-granting research university, with world-renowned programs in engineering, architecture, the sciences, humanities, psychology, business, law, and design. IIT's Armour College of Engineering emphasizes interprofessional research by faculty and students and is committed to excellence in undergraduate, graduate, and professional education. The main campus is located three miles from downtown Chicago. Argonne National Laboratory (a DOE Lab) is located in the greater Chicago area. IIT is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Women and underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applicants should submit a single pdf file to Application materials must include: i) cover letter, ii) curriculum vitae, iii) a research statement, iv) a statement of teaching philosophy, v) contact information of five references, and vi) a sample of a published research paper. Applications received prior to January 1, 2017 will be given the strongest consideration, but the position will remain open and applications accepted until the position is filled. Applicants should clearly identify the technical area for which they are applying ((1) Autonomous Systems or (2) Materials Science) in the subject heading of their cover letter.

Staff and Student Positions

Staff vacancies at the Illinois Institute of Technology are posted and recruited by the Human Resources Department. You may view current staff opportunities at the human resources website.

There are currently no openings for student positions in the MMAE Department. You may find out about student employment on campus by visiting the Career Services.