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The Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences- Faculty postions

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
Closing date
Nov 5, 2022

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Atmospheric Sciences, Earth and Space Science Informatics
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The Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) and the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing (SCC) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Cambridge, Massachusetts, invite applications for a faculty position in the broad area of "Health of the Planet". We seek candidates committed to advancing our understanding of processes that affect the Earth and its habitability, particularly through using and/or developing innovative computational and/or inference methods.  Areas of scientific interest include but are not limited to climate, the environment, and natural hazards. Our intent is to hire at the tenure-track assistant professor level, but senior appointments may be considered in special cases, commensurate with experience. Faculty duties include conducting original scholarly research and teaching and mentoring at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Candidates are expected to teach in EAPS and in educational programs of SCC.


EAPS is an academic community of approximately 40 faculty, 100 research staff (including postdocs), and 180 students, who study integrated aspects of Earth and planetary sciences, including through partnership with the MIT-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) Joint Program. The successful candidate will have a shared appointment in EAPS and SCC –- and within SCC, either in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) or the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS). EAPS and SCC are committed to academic excellence and to fostering an equitable and inclusive environment for a diverse faculty and academic community. We seek outstanding scientists who have the potential for innovation and leadership in research, bring strong commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, and share our Principles of Community.

A complete application should include (1) a cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae, (3) 1-3 page summary of current and future research directions; (4) 1-3 page description of teaching and mentoring experience and/or future plans, including contributions to fostering diversity, equity, and belonging; and (5) at least three letters of recommendation.

A Ph.D. in Earth or other natural sciences, applied mathematics, computer science, or a related field is required by the start of employment.  Applications should be submitted via Academic Jobs Online:

Applications should be submitted by no later than November 1, 2022 for full consideration.

Search Contact: Ms. Karen Fosher, HR Administrator, EAPS, 54-924

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307, email:


MIT is an equal-opportunity employer.  We value diversity and strongly encourage applications from individuals from all identities and backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive equitable consideration for employment based on their experience and qualifications, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.  MIT’s full policy on Nondiscrimination can be found here.


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