Faculty and Staff

  • 12,707 faculty and staff on campus
  • 1,056 faculty members (professors of all ranks)
  • 251 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 2018
Faculty 1,056
Other academic staff 4,435
Research staff 1,726
Administrative staff 2,854
Support staff 1,655
Service staff 838
Clinical/Medical staff 143
Total 12,707

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

Teaching Staff
Professors 663
Associate professors 226
Assistant professors 167
Senior lecturers, lecturers, and professors emeriti 705
Instructors (including technical instructors) 167*
Professors of the practice and adjunct faculty 36
Total 1,964*

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 2017–2018, MIT hosted 2,345 international scholars (75% men, 25% women) from 92 countries.

International Scholars, by Region
Asia 44%
Europe 35.5%
Middle East 8.5%
North America 5%
Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean 4.5%
Africa 1.5%
Oceania 1%

* Last updated: 6/28/2019.