AeroAstro Faculty Application Instructions

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Faculty Search
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions with a start date of September 1, 2014.   The department is searching for exceptional candidates in any discipline related to our core competencies in Vehicles, Information, Computation, Humans and Automation, Atmosphere and Space, and Systems.   We are particularly interested in candidates that can complement our strengths in the areas identified as strategic thrusts in our recent strategic plan -- Air Transportation, Autonomous Systems and Small Satellites.   Candidates are invited to visit the department's website for more information.   Faculty duties include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, advising students, conducting original scholarly research, developing course materials at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and service to MIT and the profession.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics, or a related field, by the beginning of the appointment period.   The search is for a candidate to be hired at the assistant professor level, however, qualified candidates at all levels will be considered.

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 2-3 page statement of research and teaching interests and goals, and names and contact information of at least three individuals who will provide letters of recommendation.   Applications must be submitted as a pdf at .   Letters of recommendation must be submitted directly by the recommenders at

To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by December 15, 2013.   Note: Applications will be considered complete only when both the applicant materials and at least three letters of recommendations are received.

MIT is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from minority candidates.

Submitting Letters of Recommendation

In order to submit a letter of recommendation (in PDF format), use the corresponding link on the left side panel or click HERE.   If you are unable to upload an electronic copy, please email it to or send a hard copy to
     Prof. Raul Radovitzky
     Chair, AeroAstro Faculty Search Committee
     Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Room 33-406
     77 Massachusetts Ave.
     Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

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