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MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Faculty and Staff

The MIT faculty instructs undergraduate and graduate students and engages in research. As of October 2013, the Institute's total teaching staff included:

MIT's Total Teaching Staff
Professors 661
Associate professors 199
Assistant professors 170
Senior lecturers, lecturers, and professors emeriti 587
Instructors (including technical instructors) 156
Professors of the practice and adjunct faculty 36
  • MIT employs approximately 11,380 individuals on campus.
  • There are 1,030 faculty members (professors of all ranks), including 225 women.
  • Minority group representation among faculty includes American Indian or Alaska Native, Black, Hispanic, and Asian.
  • The student-faculty ratio is 8:1.

Eighty 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 two 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 67 Guggenheim Fellows, six Fulbright Scholars, and 22 MacArthur Fellows among current MIT faculty and staff.

Seventy-seven current MIT faculty and staff are members of the National Academy of Sciences, 63 are members of the National Academy of Engineering, and 33 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: 9/25/2013.