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Faculty and Staff

The MIT faculty instructs undergraduate and graduate students and engages in research.

MIT's Total Teaching Staff, as of October 2014
Professors 662
Associate professors 190
Assistant professors 169
Senior lecturers, lecturers, and professors emeriti 616
Instructors (including technical instructors) 155
Professors of the practice and adjunct faculty 37
  • MIT employs approximately 11,840 individuals on campus.
  • There are 1,021 faculty members (professors of all ranks), including 224 women.
  • Minority group representation among faculty includes American Indian or Alaska Native, Black, Hispanic, and Asian.
  • The student-faculty ratio is 8:1.

Eighty-one present and former members of the MIT community have won the Nobel Prize, including nine current faculty members (recognized individually or as part of a team).

Thirty-nine current and former members of the MIT faculty have received the National Medal of Science.

One current and one emeritus faculty members have been awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation.

Eleven current and former members of the faculty have won the John Bates Clark Medal.

Four present and former members of the MIT community have been awarded the Pulitzer Prize.

Two current faculty members have won the Millennium Technology Prize.

There are 65 Guggenheim Fellows, five Fulbright Scholars, and 22 MacArthur Fellows among current MIT faculty and staff.

Seventy-nine current MIT faculty and staff are members of the National Academy of Sciences, 59 are members of the National Academy of Engineering, and 31 are members of the Institute of Medicine.

The title of Institute Professor is the highest honor awarded by the faculty and administration at MIT.

* Faculty awards are updated when announced. Last updated: 1/1/2015.