Posted by: vsorathia | October 25, 2010

Service Systems tenure track faculty position at MIT

The MIT Engineering Systems Division (ESD) invites applications for a tenure track faculty position. ESD includes over 60 faculty, has the 4th largest graduate population of any department or division at MIT, and focuses on important global challenges: http://esd.mit.edu/about/strategic-report.html.

This position will focus on applying engineering systems methodologies to address challenges in complex systems, with focus on “service systems,” with special emphasis on health care, or education, or logistics-as-a-service, as well as the trend to offer products as a service.   Services comprise over 75% of the US economy, and this area is an important growth area for ESD.  Examples of additional relevant types of expertise include services outcomes and quality, risk analysis and decision-making, information technology, operations and logistics, economics, statistics and/or services research, mathematical modeling of services, and the development/implementation of services-relevant devices and systems, as well as other services innovations.

This faculty member will develop a significant research program and teach related courses.  The successful candidate will also collaborate effectively with cross-disciplinary teams of faculty, students and external stakeholders (e.g., industry and government).  The selected candidate will hold a dual appointment with another academic department at MIT.  In special circumstances a joint appointment rather than a dual appointment may be possible.

Applicants with an advanced degree in engineering or related fields (e.g., operations research, statistics, service science) are strongly encouraged. Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant field before the beginning of the MIT appointment period plus additional academic and/or real world experience in one or more of the services systems identified above.  The preferred candidate might also have a degree related directly to a particular service system, such as an MD or MPH.  Strong teaching skills and demonstrated excellence in research are critical.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications in November 2010, with a view to inviting visits early in 2011. Applicants should submit a current curriculum vita, names and addresses of three references, no more than three publications, and a three-page statement of teaching and research interests at http://esd-search.mit.edu. Please ask your references to submit their letters at http://esd-search.mit.edu/letters by December 15, 2010.

MIT is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer. Women and under-represented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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