Faculty and Staff

  • 12,852 faculty and staff on campus
  • 1,067 faculty members (professors of all ranks)
  • 266 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, October 2019
CategoryNumber
Faculty 1,067
Other academic staff 4,486
Research staff 1,766
Administrative staff 2,921
Support staff 1,621
Service staff 841
Clinical/Medical staff 150
Total 12,852

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

Teaching Staff, October 2019
CategoryNumber
Professors 678
Associate professors 232
Assistant professors 157
Senior lecturers, lecturers, and professors emeriti 738
Instructors (including technical instructors) 175
Professors of the practice and adjunct faculty 35
Total 2,015

Distribution of Faculty by School*


Distribution of faculty by school

* Launched in September 2019, the Schwarzman College of Computing had no faculty appointments in October 2019.