Faculty AND Staff

  • 12,607 faculty and staff on campus
  • 1,047 faculty members (professors of all ranks)
  • 239 women faculty
  • 3:1 student:faculty ratio (undergraduates only)

  • Minority group representation among faculty includes American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Black, Hispanic, and Asian.


Faculty and Staff, as of October 2017
Faculty 1,047
Other academic staff 4,493
Research staff 1,653
Administrative staff 2,807
Support staff 1,647
Service staff 824
Clinical/Medical staff 136
Total 12,607

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

Teaching Staff
Professors 662
Associate professors 219
Assistant professors 166
Senior lecturers, lecturers, and professors emeriti 685
Instructors (including technical instructors) 147
Professors of the practice and adjunct faculty 35
Total 1,914

Many MIT staff are international scholars (i.e., non-US citizens, non-US permanent residents) from around the world who come to the United States for teaching, research, collaboration, and other purposes. This diverse group of professionals includes visiting scientists, professors, artists, and scholars, as well as postdoctoral fellows and associates, lecturers, instructors, research associates and scientists, and tenure-track faculty. During academic year 2016–2017, MIT hosted 2,379 international scholars (75% men, 25% women) from 96 countries.

International Scholars, by Region
Asia 42.5%
Europe 35%
Middle East 8%
North America 6%
Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean 5%
Africa 2.5%
Oceania 1%