Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Biology

Position Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Biology / Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Molecular/Cell Biology, Biophysics
Appl Deadline: (posted 2019/08/19, listed until 2019/11/15)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Department of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Massachusetts) ( is conducting a search for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, in the main Biology building (Building 68), effective July 1, 2020, or as soon thereafter as possible.  

Applicants are expected to develop and lead a vibrant, independent research program and to share our commitment to undergraduate and graduate education by teaching courses and supervising graduate and undergraduate research.  We are particularly interested in candidates who will help promote and provide diversity. 

The applicant's research program should involve, but is not limited to, the study of molecules, cells, organisms, and/or the interactions among them, using the tools of genetics, biochemistry, biophysics, cell and molecular biology, and/or computational biology. 

Candidates must hold a PhD in the biological, chemical, physical, mathematical, or computational sciences, or in an engineering field; or an MD, or equivalent terminal degree.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a 3-4 page summary of current and proposed research, a statement of teaching interests, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf. 

Completed applications will be reviewed starting October 1, 2019. 

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.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
MIT Department of Biology
Attn: Biology Search Committee
77 Massachusetts Avenue, 68-132
Cambridge, MA 02139

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