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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Networked Systems and Connection Science - Faculty Position

JOE ID Number: 2015-02_111454672
Date Posted: 11/04/2015
Date Inactive: 01/31/2016
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Networked Systems and Connection Science - Faculty Position
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The newly launched MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS) is seeking candidates for faculty positions starting in September 2016 or thereafter. Appointments will be at the assistant or untenured associate professor level. In special cases, a senior faculty appointment may be possible. Appointments will be made in partnership with MIT departments and IDSS. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Engineering, Computer Science, Operations Research, Economics or a related field by the start of their employment. Faculty duties include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, research, and supervision of students. We will consider candidates with backgrounds and interests in the general area of Networked Systems and Connection Science with focus on foundations and rigorous approaches to analysis, optimization, design and implementation of complex interconnected systems. Such interconnections may integrate engineering, computational, social and economic systems and methods. Of particular interest are candidates with expertise in the foundations of autonomous networked systems addressing multiple perspectives ranging from architecture and design principles to social and economic implications.

We are interested in candidates who have the vision and interest to contribute to the research frontier of this emerging interdisciplinary field. The ideal candidate will be able to combine the above foundations with domain expertise in various fields such as transportation systems, supply chain, financial systems, healthcare, energy systems, or general cyber-physical systems, and will be interested in contributing to the education of the next generation of leaders by helping to create a new interdisciplinary graduate program in this field.

Candidates must register with the School of Engineering Faculty Search website ( and must submit application materials electronically to this website. Candidate applications should include a description of professional interests and goals in both teaching and research. Each application should include a curriculum vita and the names and addresses of three or more individuals who will provide letters of recommendation. Letter writers should submit their letters directly to MIT, preferably on the website or by mailing to: 77 Massachusetts Avenue, E40-261, Cambridge, MA 02139. Please submit a complete application by January 1, 2016.

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MIT is an equal opportunity employer. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

Application Requirements:
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