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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
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updated 9/5/2017Employment Opportunities

Faculty Position(s)

The Physics Department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, invites applications for the faculty positions described below. Faculty members at MIT conduct research, teach undergraduate and graduate physics courses, and supervise graduate and undergraduate participation in 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 for all faculty positions is November 1, 2017. 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) at the following web site:  http://www.academicjobsonline.com. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be uploaded to the same site. Only web submissions will be accepted.

Candidates who are uncertain whether they fit into a particular search should contact the most relevant search chair.


The Astrophysics search is unrestricted with respect to area of specialization. Current astrophysics faculty are active in broad areas of observational and theoretical astrophysics, including optical/IR, radio, and high energy astronomy; studies of exoplanets; gravitational wave science; and observational and theoretical cosmology. MIT hosts the Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, whose faculty and research staff contribute instrumentation for and conduct research using several facilities including the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), the Magellan telescopes, the Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array (HERA), the Chandra X-ray Observatory, the Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER), and the forthcoming Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), as well as an in-house high-performance computing cluster. Enquiries should be directed to Prof. Rob Simcoe, Search Committee Chair, simcoe@space.mit.edu. To apply please go to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9517.


The search in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics covers broad areas such as strong correlations, nanoscience, and quantum information. A wide range of experimental expertise will be considered. Any inquiries should be directed to Professor Raymond Ashoori, Search Committee Chair, ashoori@mit.edu. To apply please go to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9389.


The Physics Department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology invites applications for a junior faculty position in the Experimental Particle and Nuclear Physics Division. Currently, research groups in the MIT Laboratory for Nuclear Science (http://web.mit.edu/lns/); have a wide range of interests, including strong interaction physics, electroweak symmetry breaking, dark matter searches, neutrino physics, physics beyond the standard model, new detector development and the physics of beams. This faculty search is in the area of the physics of beams. Any inquiries should be directed to Professor Richard Milner, Search Committee Chair, milner@mit.edu. To apply please go to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9359.


The Center for Theoretical Physics is seeking applications for a junior faculty appointment in high-energy, nuclear, and/or quantum physics. We will consider candidates doing relevant research at any energy scale, including research in areas such as cosmology, strongly coupled matter, quantum field theory and amplitudes, QCD, dark matter, gravity and string theory, physics beyond the standard model, and quantum information. Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of potential contribution to theoretical physics research, and to the undergraduate and graduate teaching programs of the Department of Physics. Interviews will occur at the end of November or first half of December 2017. Any enquiries should be directed to Professor Iain Stewart, Search Committee Chair, at ctp-facultysearch@mit.edu. To apply please go to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9390.

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

Postdoctoral Position(s)

Postdoctoral positions will be posted here.


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


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