MechE Department announces establishment of Peabody Visiting Professorship in Mechanical Engineering
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT is pleased to announce the establishment of two new distinguished visiting professorships in the department. Applicants are now being considered for appointments as Peabody Visiting Professor (for senior faculty) and Peabody Visiting Associate Professor (for newly-tenured and mid-career faculty).
Peabody Visiting Professors will spend a period of up to six months residency in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT and have the opportunity to participate in both research and teaching activities. Each visiting professor will be invited to teach either a 6-unit half-semester course or 12-unit full semester Special Topics course in a mechanical engineering area of their choice. Opportunities to participate in teaching within the core curriculum of the department will also be available.
The Peabody visiting professorships are named in honor of Cecil Hobart Peabody (1855 – 1934), an MIT graduate who initially held the position of Assistant Professor of Steam Engineering at MIT and in 1893 helped establish the Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. While in charge of this program, Peabody continued to teach Thermodynamics and Steam Engineering in the Mechanical Engineering Department. He retired in 1920 as head of the MIT Dept. of Naval Architecture having published numerous articles and nine books on various topics in thermodynamics, steam engineering and naval architecture. For further details see http://web.mit.edu/hmtl/www/peabody.html
For information on how to apply, see http://meche.mit.edu/news/jobs/index.html?id=54