MIT Media Lab Faculty Search

Two Tenure-Track Junior Faculty Positions in Media Arts and Sciences
MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA

The MIT Media Lab ( is seeking candidates to fill up to two tenure-track faculty positions. Appointments will be within the Media Arts and Sciences academic program principally at the junior faculty level.

The Media Lab is a trans-disciplinary research organization focused on the invention of new technologies that radically improve the ways people live, learn, work, play, communicate, and express themselves. While we welcome applications in all areas related to the Media Lab mission, we are especially interested in candidates working in the following domains:

  • design and expression;
  • learning tools and environments;
  • smart materials; and
  • machine intelligence.

Candidates should have a strong record of research and practice, a willingness to take risks, a desire to look beyond traditional disciplines, and a dedication to making a difference in the world. You can be a designer, inventor, scientist, or scholar–any combination–as long as you make things that matter. Impact is key. A doctorate is preferred but not required.

Successful candidates will be expected to:

  • establish and lead their own research group within the Media Lab;
  • pursue creative work and research of the highest international standard;
  • advise masters and doctoral students; participate actively in the Media Lab community; and
  • teach at the graduate level in the Media Arts and Sciences program.

To apply, please fill out the application at ( Applicants will be asked to upload their CV, personal website url, names of three references, and a personal statement of no more than two pages that includes the applicant’s plans for exploring big ideas and challenging questions, and discusses what the applicant will bring to the Media Lab and how the Lab will enable the applicant to accomplish his or her goals.

Application deadline: December 20, 2015 (extended to December 27, 2015).

MIT and the Media Lab have a strong commitment to diversity in education, we especially encourage minorities and women to apply. MIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. EOE.

Questions? Contact faculty-search [at] media [dot] mit [dot] edu