Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor or Professor of Practice in Design- Mechanical Engineering

Medford, Massachusetts (US)
Salary is competitive and dependent on experience.
Sep 07, 2016
Nov 05, 2016
Result Type
Position Type
Full Time

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor or Professor of Practice in Design

Tufts University Department of Mechanical Engineering is searching for a Professor in Design at the Assistant, Associate, or Full level (tenure track/tenure) or as Professor of the Practice. The professor would be part of the design division in the department and would help teach undergraduate and graduate design classes such as Design for Sustainability, Design for Manufacture, Design for Optimization, and Mechanical Design. Research thrusts may include those tied to product design, entrepreneurship, human factors, and/or robotics, including soft robotics. Collaboration with the Tufts Gordon Institute of Engineering Management is highly encouraged. Additional information about the department can be found at


The successful candidate will join an active department that offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. programs, and thus must demonstrate excellence in teaching as well as the potential to develop an internationally recognized research program. Teaching responsibilities will include graduate and undergraduate courses. A doctorate or extensive industrial experience is required. All candidates must have experience in the design process and should submit some of their designs in the application. Candidates should also submit a clear statement explaining why they are interested in Tufts and how their skill set will fit well into the department ecosystem.

Tufts' School of Engineering (SOE) distinguishes itself by the interdisciplinary focus and integrative nature of its engineering education and research programs, within the intellectually rich environment of both a "Research I" university and a top-ranked undergraduate institution. The past ten years have been a period of extraordinary growth for SOE at Tufts, with recruitment of over half of its current tenured and tenure-track faculty members and a more than three-fold increase in research productivity. Tufts offers the best of a liberal arts college atmosphere, coupled with the intellectual and technological resources of a major research university. Home to seven graduate and professional schools across three campuses, Tufts University prides itself on its culture of cross-school partnerships. Located on Tufts' Medford/Somerville campus, only six miles from historic downtown Boston, SOE faculty members have extensive opportunities for academic and industrial collaboration, as well as participation in the rich intellectual life of the region.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should submit their Curriculum Vitae, cover letter, research plan, sample of designs, and the names of three references electronically via

Questions about the position should be directed to Professor Anil Saigal at Evaluation of the candidates will start at the end of October 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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