Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences

Position ID:MIT-EAPS-EAPS_SCC [#20816]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Climate
Atmospheric Science
Earth and Environmental Sciences / Earth science
Appl Deadline:2022/05/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/12/15, finished 2022/07/14)
Position Description:    

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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 who study and understand processes that affect the Earth and its habitability using or developing innovative computational and/or inference methods. Areas of interest in Earth, atmospheric and oceanic science 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 more 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 should be capable of instructing in EAPS core educational and SCC-relevant curricula.

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-WHOI Joint Program. The successful candidate would have a shared appointment in both EAPS and also the Schwarzman College of Computing, in either the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) or the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS). Together with the Schwarzman College of Computing, we are committed to academic excellence and to fostering an equitable and inclusive environment and increasing diversity in our faculty. 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 the Principles of our Community.

A complete application includes a (1) cover letter, (2) Curriculum Vitae, (3) 1-3 page summary of current and future research directions, (4) 1-3 page statement describing teaching and mentoring experience and/or future plans, including a statement about the applicant’s experience with and future commitments toward efforts which support diversity, equity, and belonging, approaches to fostering an inclusive environment, including but not limited to teaching, mentoring and affirming diverse viewpoints, and (5) three letters of recommendation.

A Ph.D. in Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Computer Science, or a similar discipline is required by the start of employment.

Search Contact: Ms. Karen Fosher, HR Administrator, EAPS, 54-924 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307, email:

Review of applications will begin on January 31, 2022. MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment 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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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
EAPS, 54-924
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02139-4307