Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Biology

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Position Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Biology / Biochemistry, Computational biology, Developmental Biology, Microbiology, Molecular/Cell Biology, Structural Biology
Appl Deadline: (posted 2021/08/25, listed until 2021/11/22)
Position Description:    

*** the listing date or deadline for this position has passed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Department of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Massachusetts) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level. We are committed to providing our faculty with a supportive environment that emphasizes mentoring and is mindful of diverse backgrounds. 


We are interested in candidates who have a Ph.D. or M.D., or equivalent, and are pursuing innovative approaches to fundamental problems in molecular, cellular, and/or computational biology. The applicant’s research program should involve the study of molecules, cells, organisms, and/or the interactions among them. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, microbial biology, computational biology, cell and molecular biology, structural biology, and developmental biology. 


Upon hiring, the successful candidate will be provided with lab and office space in the main Biology building (Building 68), a generous start-up package, and access to state-of-the-art core facilities. The successful candidate is 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 diversity, equity, and inclusion within the Department.


Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, summary of current and proposed research (≤5 pgs), statement on teaching philosophy (~1 pg), and a statement on mentoring, diversity, and outreach (~2 pgs) that describes the candidate’s experience in these areas and/or how they envision contributing to our ongoing efforts. Letters of recommendation should be sent separately from at least three individuals able to evaluate the candidate’s accomplishments and future potential. 


Completed applications will be reviewed beginning October 4, 2021. 


Note that there is one other search for an Assistant Professor position in the Biology Department. See (AJO link to be inserted when confirmed).  Candidates may apply to one or both positions, but must submit a separate application for each position.


We strongly encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

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.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
MIT Department of Biology
Attn: Biology Search Committee
77 Massachusetts Avenue, 68-132
Cambridge, MA 02139