Assistant/Associate Professor in Advanced System Analysis and Design

The Center for Design, Manufacturing and Materials (CDMM) of the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of Advanced System Analysis and Design with a tentative starting date of January 2021. The areas of interest for the position include:

  • Simulation-Driven Product Development
  • Mathematical Modeling of Complex Technical Systems
  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • System Optimization for Product Development
  • Model Based System Engineering
  • Dynamic Models Verification and Updating
  • Product Lifecycle Management
  • Life-Cycle Data Management
  • Quality Management
  • PLM and Digital Enterprise

All candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Mechanics, Physics, Applied Mathematics, Computational Science or related areas by the start of the appointment. For the Associate Professor position, candidates are expected to have at least 6 years of academic or industrial experience after obtaining their Ph.D. degree.

The successful candidates must provide evidence of high-quality scholarly output and/or evidence of successful industrial projects. They will be committed to research activities at the Laboratory of Cyber-Physical Systems, to strengthening educational program of CDMM in Digital Engineering and Applied Mechanics, in particular in the area of Advanced System Analysis and Design, providing leadership to the team, recruiting and mentoring outstanding new researchers, and promoting partnerships with industry. Faculty duties include teaching at a graduate level, advising students, and conducting fundamental and applied research. All activities at Skoltech are carried out in English, therefore, candidates must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology is an English-speaking international graduate research university in Moscow, Russia. Established in 2011 in collaboration with MIT, Skoltech advances scientific knowledge, educates global leaders in innovation and fosters new technologies to address critical issues facing Russia and the world. Skoltech is an integral part of the Skolkovo Innovation Center that comprises a complete high-tech city with a number of international R&D centers and start-up incubators.

The mission of the Skoltech Center for Design, Manufacturing and Materials is to conduct research, education, and innovation activities to improve the product and materials realization cycle to accelerate innovation for the benefit of society. Special emphasis is placed on advanced performance technologies for composite materials and structures, advanced manufacturing, computer aided design and engineering, computational materials design, micro- and nano- mechanics of materials. CDMM closely cooperates with industry and involves companies in the definition of plans, the development of programs, and the transfer of knowledge and know-how.

Skoltech offers:

  • a challenging job in an international, dynamic and professional environment
  • synergy between science, technology, and innovation
  • internationally competitive compensation package
  • a significant research start-up package
  • excellent research and computational infrastructure.

For more information on Skoltech and CDMM, please visit and

The application must be submitted online at: and should include: cover letter, CV with a list of publications, research and teaching statements, a statement of interest or involvement in innovation, and at least three letters of recommendation. Please note the code of the current vacancy that you will need when filling out the application form: [75_AP_CM].

The application submission deadline is August 31, 2020. The selection of candidates for the position will take place beginning in September of 2020.

Skoltech is committed to diversity and equality, and all are invited to apply without regard for gender, race or national origin.

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