Employment Opportunities

The 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
617 253 2132 | kfosher@mit.edu

Available Positions



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Faculty Position Listings

There are no postings at this time.


Research Position Listings

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Postdoctoral Position Listings

See also the EAPS Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships page, and our general information page on our postdoctoral program for additional opportunities.

POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR — Earth Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences

The postdoctoral scholar will analyze soil, vegetation, and atmospheric data to help understand and quantify conditions leading to the development of severe convective storms. We prefer the candidate to have experience with atmospheric dynamics, and thermodynamics, atmospheric convection, and soil and vegetation physics. 

Job Requirements: Ph.D. in atmospheric or climate sciences, physics, or a related field by the date of hire. Strong physical, mathematical, and computational background. Expertise in atmospheric and/or soil modeling. Experience with programming in at least one general purpose language. Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills.

This is a two-year position. The start date is flexible, but preferably between 1 October 2023 and 1 April 2024. The successful candidate must have completed all PhD requirements by the start date.

A complete application needs to include a cover letter, CV, brief statement of research interests and professional plans and name and email of three references. Applications are being accepted at Academia Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ Job # 24775.

Deadline for applications to receive full review: March 31, 2024

Administrative Position Listings

There are no postings at this time.