Faculty, Research, & Lecturer Positions

Lecturer position in Mechanical Engineering Design

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) seeks applicants for the position of Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering Design for the 2018-2019 academic year. The position is an annual (twelve- month) academic appointment with an expected start date of July 1, 2018. Depending on curricular need, the position may be renewable for up to three years.

We invite applications from individuals with broad experience and expertise in mechanical design.

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Teach or co-teach the introductory mechanical engineering undergraduate course, Engineering Sciences 51: Computer Aided Machine Design, each semester

  • As needed, serve as a section leader for the senior undergraduate engineering capstone design course, Engineering Sciences 100hf: Engineering Design Projects, each semester

  • Participate in curricular planning discussions with other faculty and staff as it applies to engineering design education and hands-on project based courses. " Advise students on mechanical design projects, including those that may involve student organizations, student summer/winter break design experiences, etc.

  • Hold office hours and work one-on-one with undergraduate students

Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field. Candidates should have proven design experience in mechanical engineering, such as CAD/CAM, machine design, mechatronics, materials, manufacturing, robotics, embedded systems, etc., and be able to demonstrate practical, hands-on experience. This position requires a strong passion for and commitment to working closely with undergraduate students.

Required documents include a cover letter, CV, a one-page statement of teaching interests, and names and contact information for at least three references. Applicants will apply on-line at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/8171. We encourage candidates to apply by April 15, 2018, but we will continue to review applications until the position is filled. 

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Tenure-track or tenured rank faculty position in Applied Mathematics/Fluid Mechanics

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) seeks applicants for a position at either the tenure-track or tenured rank in the area of Applied Mathematics with a focus on Fluid Mechanics, broadly interpreted, with an expected start date of July 1, 2018. This is part of a broader commitment to revitalize and expand Applied Mathematics at the university level, in terms of its teaching and research missions.

Candidates should have high expertise at the interface of applied mathematics and fluid mechanics, and a demonstrated commitment to significant and innovative applications in science and engineering. In addition, we seek candidates who have the ability to develop a leading research program and enthusiasm for teaching both graduate and undergraduate courses at the interface of applied mathematics (which is among the top five undergraduate majors in the college), and engineering and applied sciences.

Candidates are required to have a doctorate or terminal degree by the expected start date.

Required application documents include a cover letter, CV, a statement of research interests, a teaching statement, and up to three representative papers. Candidates are also required to submit the names and contact information for three to five references, and the application is complete only when three letters have been submitted. We encourage candidates to apply by December 1, 2017, but will continue to review applications until the position is filled. Applicants should apply on-line at  http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7887

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.