Assistant Profesor
Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering (MMAE)

The Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering (MMAE) Department at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in mechanical, materials or aerospace engineering or related fields. Candidates will be expected to teach courses in mechanical and aerospace engineering. Successful candidates are expected to establish a vibrant externally funded research program that supports graduate students and leads to a strong 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 strongly encourages cross-cutting and collaborative research. The position is expected to start in Fall 2021.

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. The full time enrollment over the last several years have been around 500 undergraduate students and 150 graduate students. The department houses several well-equipped laboratories in all areas of mechanical and aerospace engineering. Information on faculty, research, and degree programs in the MMAE Department can be found at

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 inter-disciplinary 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 and in close proximity to many industries in the Chicagoland area.

Applicants should submit a single pdf file to [email protected] Application materials must include: i) a cover letter; ii) a curriculum vitae; iii) a research statement; iv) a statement of teaching philosophy; v) the contact information of five references; and and vi) a sample of a published research paper. Review of applications will begin on May 7, 2021 and the position will remain open and applications accepted until the position is filled. Additional questions regarding the position should be emailed to [email protected]

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 all individuals regardless of race, color, sex, marital status, religion, creed, national origin, disability, age, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity and expression. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment.

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Contact Information
Elena Magnus
[email protected]
Illinois Institute of Technology
10 West 35 Street
Chicago, 60616