Tenure-track Faculty Position

Tenure-track Faculty Position
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Cambridge, MA

The Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Cambridge, Massachusetts invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the broad area of Planetary Science.  EAPS is an academic community of approximately 40 faculty, 100 research staff (including postdocs), and 180 students, who together form leading research programs on all aspects of Earth, planetary, geo-biological, ocean, atmospheric, and climate sciences, some of which reside within the MIT WHOI Joint Program.

EAPS is committed to academic excellence and to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment. We seek an outstanding scientist who has the potential for innovation and leadership in research, commits to teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, and shares the Principles of our Community.

A complete application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a 1- to 2- page statement on research and one on teaching and mentoring, and three letters of recommendation.  Recognizing that educational experiences of all students are enhanced when the diversity of their backgrounds is acknowledged and valued, we ask candidates to articulate (in the teaching and mentoring statement, and, as appropriate, in the cover letter or research statement) their views on inclusivity and equity as they pertain to teaching, mentorship, research, and service.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in planetary science, astronomy/astrophysics, or other related field by the start of employment. Our intent is to hire at the assistant professor level, but more senior appointments may also be considered. Applications are being accepted at Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16642
To receive full consideration, complete applications must be received by November 1, 2020.

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

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.