Assistant Professor – Department of Chemical Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Nov 20, 2021

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Assistant Professor – Department of Chemical Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Cambridge, MA

Full time

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Department of Chemical Engineering ( in Cambridge, Massachusetts invites candidates for faculty positions starting July 2022 or as soon thereafter as possible. Appointment will be at the Assistant or untenured Associate Professor level.  In special cases, a senior faculty appointment may be possible. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering or a related field by the start of employment. Candidates with research and teaching interests in every area relevant to the field of Chemical Engineering will be considered, including candidates with areas of research in process systems engineering, biomedical engineering and advanced technologies for health and the environment, sustainability, biomanufacturing, bioprocess, or applied synthetic biology, energy systems, and materials design and engineering. All strong candidates in Chemical Engineering fields are encouraged to apply.  The faculty responsibilities of the successful candidate will include: advising students, developing and teaching Chemical Engineering courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as to developing a sponsored research program and being involved in service to MIT and the profession.

The successful candidate will be provided with a generous start-up package to complement outstanding laboratory and office space, as well as access to state-of-the-art core facilities across the MIT campus. The candidate will be assigned senior faculty mentors who will aid in the professional development of the candidate, and will be provided discretionary funds for professional expenditures.   

Interested candidates should submit application materials electronically at Each application must include: a curriculum vitae; the names and addresses of three or more references; a strategic statement of research interests; and a statement of teaching interests. In addition, candidates should provide a statement regarding their views on diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past and current contributions as well as their vision and plans for the future in these areas. It is the responsibility of the candidate to arrange for reference letters to be uploaded at

Please address questions to Responses received by December 1, 2021 will be given priority.

Our Department believes that excellence is achieved through the presence of many different perspectives. We greatly value diversity among every facet of our community, and seek to create a welcoming, equitable and inclusive environment in which all of our faculty, students and scholars can thrive.  

MIT is an equal opportunity employer.  We value diversity and strongly encourage applications from individuals from all identities and backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive equitable consideration for employment based on their experience and qualifications, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.  MIT’s full policy on Nondiscrimination can be found here.


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