MIT Media Lab Faculty Search

Program in Media Arts and Sciences/Media Lab
Cambridge, MA

The MIT Media Lab is seeking a candidate to fill one tenure-track faculty position. Appointments will be within the Media Arts and Sciences academic program at the junior faculty level. The Media Lab is an antidisciplinary lab with decades of experience in the development of new technologies for social change and longstanding involvement in societal development.

Every country is a developing country in its own way. Both rich and poor nations face development issues, from mass incarceration and institutionalized segregation, to inadequate housing and lack of economic opportunities. To help address the deep development problems affecting countries at all levels of income, the ideal faculty candidate should be focused on development by creating and testing enabling technologies, as well as advancing the understanding of the core issues underlying development problems. 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 or equivalent experience is 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 master's 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 ( Applicants will be asked to upload their CV, personal website URL, links for three publications, the names (and contact information) 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 you to accomplish your goals.

Application deadline: December 20, 2016

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