Tenure-Track Faculty Position

Whitehead Institute
and Department of Biology,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Whitehead Institute and Department of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Massachusetts) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level.

We are interested in candidates with a Ph.D. or M.D., or equivalent, who are pursuing innovative approaches to fundamental problems in molecular, cellular, or organismal biology. Areas and approaches of interest include, but are not limited to, development, cell biology, computational biology, chemical biology, biophysics, structural biology, physiology, plant biology, genetics, infectious disease, and artificial intelligence and machine learning.

The successful candidate will be provided with lab and office space at the Whitehead Institute, a generous start-up package, and access to state-of- the-art core facilities, and is expected to develop and lead a vibrant, independent research program. We seek colleagues who share our commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, and who will develop and teach courses, supervise graduate and undergraduate research, and mentor trainees at all levels. We are particularly interested in candidates who will help promote and provide diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to providing our faculty with a supportive environment that emphasizes mentoring and is mindful of diverse backgrounds.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, summary of current and proposed research (≤5 pgs), statement on teaching philosophy (~1 pg), and a statement on mentoring, diversity, and outreach (~2 pgs) that describes the candidate’s experience in these areas and/or how they envision contributing to our ongoing efforts.

Letters of recommendation should be sent separately from at least three individuals able to evaluate the candidate’s accomplishments and future potential.

Completed applications will begin to be considered on Monday, October 17, 2022.

MIT Biology has additional open positions. Candidates may apply to any or all openings, but must submit a separate application for each position.

MIT/Whitehead is an equal opportunity employer. Diversity and inclusion are core values of MIT and Whitehead. MIT and Whitehead are committed to non-discrimination in employment regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, veteran’s status, national origin, disability, and/or religion.

The 2022 search is now closed

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