Tenure-track faculty search: Arts and Design

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

The Media Lab ( is an antidisciplinary research organization focusing on the invention of new technologies that radically improve the way people live, learn, express, work and play.  Candidates for this position should have a record of original thinking, bold action, and societal impact in the arts and design.  Applicants should be willing to take risks commensurate with the Media Lab's willingness to look beyond known boundaries and disciplines. The Media Lab welcomes applications from candidates interested in establishing research programs in:  music, performance, arts, design, food, fashion, architecture, games, narratives, experiences (healing, transformational, connective, etc.), things we have not thought of, or any combination thereof.

Successful candidates will:  establish and lead their own research group within the Media Lab; pursue creative work of highest international standard with proven impact in the cultural sphere and beyond; engage in collaborative projects with industrial sponsors and other Media Lab research groups; actively contribute to shaping the open and creative culture that defines our community; supervise masters and doctoral students; and participate in the Media Arts and Sciences academic program.

Appointments will be within the Media Arts and Sciences academic program, principally at the Assistant Professor level.  A doctorate is not necessary, but evidence of extreme creativity is.

To apply, please fill out the application.  Applicants will be asked to upload their CV; link to a personal website; links for three publications and/or works/performances/installations/exhibitions; and the names (and contact information) of three references.  A personal statement of no more than two pages should include the applicant’s plans for exploring big ideas and challenging questions, and discuss what the applicant will bring to the Media Lab and how the Lab will enable you to accomplish your goals.

Application deadline: December 1, 2017

MIT and the Media Laboratory 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.

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