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Department Chair Search

The Illinois Institute of Technology invites nominations for, and expressions of interest in, the position of Chair, Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering.

The MMAE Department has 25 full-time faculty members, approximately 500 undergraduate and 200 graduate students. ABET accredited degrees are offered in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Aerospace Engineering. Advanced degrees at the MS and PhD level are also offered. The department has significant research programs in dynamics and control, robotics, fluid dynamics, materials science, solid mechanics, and biomechanics. Information on faculty, research, and degree programs in the MMAE can be found at The individual selected for MMAE department chair will be expected to foster excellence in research and education.

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.

Candidates for the position of department chair are expected to merit appointment as full professor and have a record of distinguished research and educational achievements. For full consideration, applicants should submit: i) a letter of interest outlining their experience and qualifications for the position, ii) a curriculum vitae, and iii) contact information of at least three references.

Application materials or nominations should be submitted electronically to Dr. David Arditi, the Search Committee Chair, at Applications will be accepted until September 30, 2015 or until the position is filled.

Illinois Institute of Technology is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer committed to enhancing equity, inclusion and diversity within its community. It actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans and other underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment.

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 in other departments 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 Management Center.