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Assistant Professor, Tenure Track-Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
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Nov 27, 2022

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Assistant Professor, Tenure Track


The Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) invites applications for a faculty position in the broad area of planetary habitability. We especially encourage applicants who use field, laboratory or other measurement-based approaches to understand how habitable environments on Earth or other planets function and evolve and what controls their stability. Our intent is to hire at the tenure-track assistant professor level. More senior appointments may be considered in special cases, commensurate with experience.


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 Institution (WHOI) Joint Program. EAPS is committed to academic excellence and to fostering an intellectually vibrant, equitable and inclusive environment. We seek outstanding and collegial scientists who have the potential for innovation and leadership in research, bring strong commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, and share the Principles of our Community.


A complete application includes (1) a cover letter, (2) Curriculum Vitae, (3) a 1-3 page summary of current and future research directions, (4) a 1-3 page statement describing teaching and mentoring experience and/or future plans, including contributions to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion, and (5) three letters of recommendation. 

A Ph.D. is required by the start of employment. Applications are being accepted at Academic Jobs Online:

To receive full consideration, complete applications must be received by December 15, 2022.


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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