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

Faculty Position Listings

No openings at this time.

Research Position Listings

SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST, APPLIED GEOPHYSICS, Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS)-Earth Resources Laboratory (ERL), to join a laboratory whose activities are centered around theoretical, experimental, and observational research in basic science, with both industrial and academic applications. ERL has over sixty personnel, including faculty, research scientists, postdoctoral fellows, and Ph.D.- and master’s-level graduate students. In addition, visiting faculty and researchers from universities and industry frequently participate in ERL research and educational activities. Will be expected to build a strong research program in applied geophysics, maintain and further develop relationships with industry, and interact with visitors from U.S. and foreign industry partners.  The position also includes student advising and classroom teaching responsibilities.   Additional information about the position is available from Anna Shaughnessy, Executive Director, via e-mail at ashaughn@mit.edu.

Job Requirements: a Ph.D. in the earth sciences or related field.  Must have a strong record of publications and presentations at scientific meetings, in addition to an impact on the international research community. Good interpersonal skills and willingness to travel are also required. Application material should include a single PDF document that includes a CV, one-page research statement, and the names and contact information of three references. Applications will be accepted at: https://careers.mit.edu/ - Job#14698

Postdoctoral Position Listings

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

Administrative Position Listings

ACADEMIC PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR, Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS), to oversee administration of all academic and student programs, serving as primary resource regarding academic programs, degree requirements, and educational policies and procedures. Will join the department's education committees and oversee the implementation and coordination of its decisions, serve on the department's management team, prepare educational statistics and reports for internal constituents and outside agencies, and collaborate with the communications officer on website and educational outreach activities.  Operational activities include coordinating course management, maintaining course and teaching records and evaluations, textbook management, and IAP coordination; managing the MIT Bulletin pages and educational databases; maintaining a record of faculty, instructor, and teaching assistant teaching loads and credits; managing the budget and assignments for teaching assistants; providing information to prospective students; writing print deliverables and web material related to the education program; participating in field trips and other educational activities; contributing to the continuing development and management of media resources; maintaining educational archives; advising faculty on relevant educational issues and tasks; serving as a primary resource for utilizing online resources; supervising/directing one staff member; serving as primary liaison with internal and external constituencies, including Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; advising faculty and students regarding degree requirements, career options, policies, and procedures; supervising the graduate student admissions process; overseeing freshmen advising seminars and UROP projects; and handling other duties as directed.

Job Requirements: Advanced degree with a background in science or higher education administration; at least three years’ experience in an academic environment; extensive experience with database design and management, print publishing, word processing, and spreadsheet applications; and strong interpersonal, organizational, and communications skills.  The posting can be found at: http://careers.mit.edu/ - Search for Job ID #14646

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. MIT is a nonsmoking environment.