The EAPS Department seeks outstanding scientists who have demonstrated (or have strong potential for) innovation and leadership in research and teaching. We cover the full spectrum of earth, atmospheric, and planetary sciences—and we encourage collaborative interaction with existing research programs.

For additional information on any EAPS position, or to send a resume or C.V., please contact:
Karen Fosher, Personnel Administrator
Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139-2132

Available positions


Faculty Position Listings

The MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences has been undergoing a major expansion of its activities in climate science. Positions have recently been filled in the areas of atmospheric chemistry, paleoclimate and ocean biogeochemical cycles. We seek applicants for further appointments in climate-related fields, especially as they pertain to observations, models and theory in atmospheric dynamics and physical oceanography. Preference will be given to junior appointments at the assistant professor level, but a more senior appointment can be considered for an individual with exceptional qualifications. Requirements: The successful candidates will have a strong record of accomplishment in their discipline, a strong commitment to teaching and student advising, and a keen interest in relating their work to complementary research in the Department and/or in the MIT/Woods Hole Joint Program in Oceanography. Joint appointments with other MIT departments can be negotiated as appropriate. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, one-page descriptions of research and teaching plans, and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three professional referees. Please do not ask your referees to upload letters at the time of application; letters will be requested directly by MIT. Questions may be addressed to Prof. John Marshall, Search Committee Chair, at jmarsh [at] mit [dot] edu. Applications are being accepted at Academic Jobs Online. (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo) To receive consideration, a complete application must be received by February 28, 2014


Research Position Listings

No openings at this time.

Postdoc. Position Listings

Post-doctoral Researcher Position in High-Precision U-Pb Geochronology

The Isotope Lab within the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at MIT seeks an energetic, innovative person interested in applying high-precision U-Pb geochronology to the study of major events in earth history and especially Large Igneous Provinces.  Experience in low blank IDTIMS geochronology preferred but not required.  Interests in other isotopic systems from U-series to Lu-Hf a plus.  Please send CV, statement of interest, and the names of at least three references to S.A. Bowring, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, MIT, Building 54-1120, Cambridge, MA  02139, Fax number (617) 253-6735, Office Number (617) 253-3775. email: sbowring [at] mit [dot] edu (sbowring [at] mit [dot] edu). Applications will be reviewed until a hire is made.  MIT is an equal opportunity/affirmative action Institute. 

General applications for postdoctoral positions are made by contacting the appropriate member of faculty or principal investigator directly.

Administrative Position Listings

Administrative Assistant II

Job Description: The Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) - Earth Research Laboratory (ERL) seeks an Administrative Assistant II to perform reception and a variety of comprehensive administrative duties as the primary contact for the ERL and provide support to its executive director, faculty, research staff, and students. Responsibilities will include meeting and greeting visitors and serving as the primary contact for information regarding the ERL group; managing logistics for all ERL events, seminars, conferences, and annual consortium meeting; assisting with complex travel arrangements and reimbursements; reconciling monthly accounts to ensure spending is in compliance with sponsor’s regulations, including P-cards and other payments; providing information to internal auditors; purchasing office supplies and equipment; preparing requisitions and requests for payment; monitoring progress of proposals from submission through receipt by sponsoring agency, working in conjunction with department, Dean’s Office, and Office of Sponsored Programs to address any concerns; assisting with website editing and writing; maintaining files and records; typing, editing, and proofreading documents; preparing equipment for shipping; oversee the ERL conference room; maintaining conference room and kitchen areas; and assisting with special projects and other duties as assigned.

Requirements: Minimum of three years’ related administrative/office, grant management, and financial experience; excellent organizational, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills; ability to interact effectively with a diverse group of people and as part of a team; initiative and the ability to work independently to solve problems with minimal supervision; ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently and work efficiently in an evolving environment; and proficient computer skills including experience with e-mail, MS Office, and HTML. A bachelor’s degree and experience in an academic environment preferred.  Knowledge of MIT systems and policies helpful.

To apply, submit a resume and letter of interest at Jobs at MIT (Job reference #11001). Consideration of applications will begin immediately. For more information, inquire by kfosher [at] MIT [dot] EDU (e-mail) and specify the Subject: Administrative Assistant II.

Communications Assistant

Job Description: The MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change seeks a Communications Assistant to support the communication efforts of the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change and the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Program.  Will perform a variety of nonfiscal administrative duties associated with the dissemination of program research to the broader public and assist in facilitating the work of research staff.  Duties include assisting with preparation of online and print publications, e.g., copy editing, document formatting, obtaining copyright clearances, and maintaining archives of program publications using various software and content management systems; providing communications support, including social media support and website maintenance, tracking program media coverage, and events and related promotion; and handling special projects as requested.

Requirements: Relevant experience; demonstrated proficiency with English grammar and composition; attention to detail; excellent editing and proofreading skills; strong organizational skills; proven ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently, set priorities, and meet deadlines; good judgment; flexibility; initiative; exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with management, staff, students, and outside vendors; and proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign).  Must be able to work both independently with minimal supervision and collaboratively as a member of a team in a demanding research-oriented environment.  A bachelor’s degree, some knowledge of environmental and energy issues, and familiarity with working with the media are preferred.  Familiarity with or the ability to quickly master FileMaker, MailChimp, Drupal, and LaTeX also preferred.

To apply, submit a resume and letter of interest at Jobs at MIT (Job reference 10999). Consideration of applications will begin immediately. For more information, inquire by slinn [at] mit [dot] edu (e-mail) and specify the Subject: Communications Assistant. Opening announced 3/28/2014.

MIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
MIT is a nonsmoking environment.

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