Tenure-track/tenured faculty position, Sustainable Manufacturing, Northeastern University

As part of a significant college-wide expansion crossing disciplinary boundaries, the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department at Northeastern University in Boston, MA invites applications and nominations for a tenured and tenure-track Associate or Full Professor to establish internationally recognized research programs for September 2014. Applicants with exceptional qualifications will also be considered for tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level. Specific areas of interdisciplinary interest include but are not limited to: sustainable manufacturing and materials; sustainable supply chain; remanufacturing; life cycle assessment and other quantitative environmental modeling; pollution prevention; design for environment; policy analysis; energy systems, intelligent machines; additive and nanomanufacturing. Applicants must have a doctorate degree in engineering or a related field of study in one of the areas of interest listed above by the start date, and those applying at the Associate Professor or Professor levels must have a well-established academic record, including scholarly publications and an externally funded research program.

Guided by Northeastern University’s strategic growth plans primarily in the areas of Healthcare, Security, and Sustainability, existing faculty and the new faculty hires in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering have unique opportunities to collaborate with faculty across campus, to significantly impact the direction and trajectory of this already strong, vibrant department. Demonstrated excellence in research, teaching, and collaborative background that spans traditional as well as our primary thrust areas is highly desirable.

The Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department (www.mie.neu.edu) at Northeastern University, ranked among top 50 in the nation by US News and World Report, is a successful and vibrant academic enterprise which is growing in both size and stature. The department comprises 44 full-time faculty with $10 million in annual research funding, 110 PhD, 420 MS, and 1,200 undergraduate students. At the core of the Northeastern engineering education experience is our top-ranked cooperative education program, which contributes significantly to the integrated learning model of the College of Engineering. In addition, of the eight federally-funded research centers in the College of Engineering, four of them are based in the MIE Department: 1) The NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC) for High-rate Nanomanufacturing, 2) The NSF Center for Health Organization Transformation, 3) The NSF Center for Nano and Microcontamination Control, and 4) The VA New England Healthcare Engineering Partnership. Northeastern University also has a 7,000 sq-ft class 10/100/1000 micro/nanofabrication facility available to faculty, the Kostas Center (http://www.kostas.neu.edu), and has recently opened the 70,000 sq-ft Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security at our Burlington campus.

Applicants should submit a detailed Curriculum Vita, a clear statement of specific teaching and research interests and objectives, along with names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers of at least three professional references. To apply please visit http://www.coe.neu.edu. The position will remain open until filled.

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer. 

For more information contact:

Professor Jackie Isaacs

Email: j.isaacs@neu.edu Phone. 617-373-3989

Northeastern’s faculty pursue interdisciplinary research with a focus on discovering solutions to global challenges in health, security, and sustainability. The university is home to more than 30 federally funded research centers including an NSF-funded ADVANCE grant for promoting the careers of women in engineering and science. 

Northeastern University is also an inaugural member of the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center that is being developed as a world-class, high-performance academic research computing facility in Holyoke MA. 

Northeastern, which recently has enjoyed an unprecedented rise in the National Research University rankings in US News and World Report, is an urban university in Boston located among the nation’s best hospitals, world renowned research institutions, and historical arts and music landmarks of the city. 


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