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Job advertisement Assistant Professor - Earth Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences

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Assistant Professor - Earth Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences

Assistant Professor - Earth Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, United States of America


Relevant divisions
Atmospheric Sciences (AS)
Planetary and Solar System Sciences (PS)

Full time



Required education

Application deadline
Open until the position is filled

21 July 2021

Job description

Assistant Professor – Earth Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
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 faculty position in the broad area of geochemistry. Areas of high priority include geochronology and high- and low-temperature geochemistry related to the field of Earth and planetary evolution. 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 teaching and mentoring at the graduate and undergraduate levels as well as oversight of research, and candidates should be capable of instructing in our core educational 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, some of which in partnership with the MIT-WHOI Joint Program. We are committed to academic excellence and to fostering an equitable and inclusive environment and increasing diversity in the Earth sciences. 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 views on diversity, equity, and belonging insofar it relates to faculty duties, as well as any past, current, and potential future contributions in this area, and (5) three letters of recommendation.

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

Applications received by 1 October 2021 will be given priority.

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 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 at