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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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tel: 617.253.4800
fax: 617.253.8554
email: physics@mit.edu

Academic Programs

Department of Physics, 4-315
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
tel: 617.253.4841
fax: 617.258.8319
email: physics@mit.edu
Undergraduate email:
physics-undergrad@mit.edu
Graduate email:
physics-grad@mit.edu

updated 08/31/2016Employment Opportunities

Faculty Position(s)

The Physics Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) invites applications for a faculty position in Astrophysics, specializing in the study of exoplanets. The successful candidate will contribute to the scientific success of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), which is under development at MIT for launch in late 2017.

Current MIT astrophysics faculty are active in broad areas of observational and theoretical astrophysics, including optical/IR and high-energy astrophysics, exoplanets, gravitational waves, and observational and theoretical cosmology. MIT hosts the Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, whose faculty and research staff have a major role in instrumentation for many current and future research facilities including the TESS mission, the Magellan telescopes in Chile, the Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER), the Chandra X-ray Observatory, and the Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array (HERA). Faculty members at MIT conduct research, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and supervise graduate and undergraduate research. Candidates must show promise in teaching as well as in research. A Ph.D. in physics or physics-related discipline is required by the start of employment.

Preference will be given to applicants at the Assistant Professor level. The application deadline is October 14, 2016. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, publication list, and brief description of research interests (the latter not to exceed 3 pages in length) to Academic Jobs Online, https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7643. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be uploaded to the same site by the application deadline. Only web submissions will be accepted. Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Deepto Chakrabarty, Search Committee Chair, deepto@mit.edu.

MIT is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion.

Postdoctoral Position(s)

The Condensed Matter Theory group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) seeks candidates for Moore Postdoctoral Scholars supported by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation under the Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems Initiative (EPIQS). The Postdoctoral Scholar will be expected to carry out research in the general area of the theory of strongly correlated systems and other areas where novel phenomena may be expected to emerge. The appointment will be renewable for up to three years. The faculty at MIT active in this area includes Liang Fu, Patrick Lee, Leonid Levitov, Max Metlitski, T. Senthil and Xiao-Gang Wen.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a brief description of research interests and goals (the latter NOT TO EXCEED 3 PAGES IN LENGTH) to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7749. Applicants should also arrange for a minimum of three letters of reference to be uploaded to the same site. Only web submissions will be accepted. Inquiries regarding scientific and/or programmatic issues may be addressed to Lesley Kearney, lkeaney@mit.edu. The deadline for applications and all materials is October 14, 2016.

About the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and EPiQS Initiative The Moore Foundation believes in bold ideas that create enduring impact in the areas of science, environmental conservation and patient care. Visit Moore.org or follow @MooreScientific. The foundation’s $90-million EPiQS initiative promotes discovery-driven research in the field of quantum materials (http://www.moore.org/programs/science/emergent-phenomena-in-quantum-systems). Through a variety of funding approaches, EPiQS aims to enable a community of leading experimentalists, materials synthesis experts and theorists to maximize their potential to explore, discover and understand emergent behavior of complex quantum matter. EPiQS supports theoretical research by focusing on postdoctoral and visiting scholars at several leading institutions in the field. The Moore Postdoctoral Scholars in Theory of Quantum Materials program supports some of the most promising theoretical physicists at an early stage of their careers. The Moore Postdoctoral Scholars are provided with a significant independence in selection of their research directions within their departments and can acquire a breadth of expertise by working with multiple faculty members.

MIT is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion.

 

For a complete listing of open positions within other areas of MIT, visit the MIT Human Resources Job Search pages.

 

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