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Computing for Climate Science and Policy


Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in computing for climate science and policy with a start date of July 1, 2024 or a mutually agreeable date thereafter.   The successful candidate will apply computing to advancing climate science and policy.   They may draw on areas including:

  • Atmospheric science, atmospheric processes or other aspects of climate science
  • Remote sensing (using satellites and drones)
  • Data assimilation
  • Decarbonizing air transportation
  • Environmental policy, including related modeling
  • Scientific machine learning and AI applied to environmental problems

The successful candidate will have a shared appointment in both the AeroAstro Department and SCC, in either the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) or the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS).   This faculty position aligns with the AeroAstro Department's environmental monitoring and mitigation strategic thrust, the SCC's Computing for Health of the Planet focus area, and the Institute's Climate Action Plan.   This search encourages applicants from a broad range of expertise, in particular, in the AeroAstro Department's research areas of: Autonomous Systems & Decision-Making; Computational Science & Engineering; Earth & Space Sciences; Human-System Collaboration; Systems Design & Engineering; Transportation & Exploration.

Faculty duties include teaching courses in computing for climate science and policy and related subjects at the graduate and undergraduate levels (which will be split between the AeroAstro department and the Schwarzman College of Computing), advising and mentoring students, conducting original scholarly research, and service to the Institute and the profession.

Candidates should hold a doctoral degree in a field related to computing for climate science and policy by the beginning of employment.   The search is for candidates to be hired at the assistant professor level.

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement (=5 pgs.), a statement of teaching interests and goals (~1 pg), as well as names and contact information of at least three individuals who will provide letters of recommendation.   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.   Applicants should describe how their work will contribute to AeroAstro research areas (see above).

Further, teaching discussion should include how the applicant would support both AeroAstro and SCC academic programs.   Applications must be submitted as a pdf at .   Letters of recommendation must be submitted directly by the recommenders, who should be directed to in order to submit their letters.

To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by 15 January 2024.   Applications will be considered complete only when both the applicant materials and at least three letters of recommendations are received.

MIT is building a diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

For more information on the MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, please visit .   Applicants may find reading our strategic plan helpful in preparing their application (   For more information on the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing, please visit   Questions can be directed to the faculty search chairs Professor David Darmofal ( and Professor Saurabh Amin (

Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check, including possible verification of any findings of misconduct (or pending investigations) from prior employers.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer.   All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment 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 at the following:

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