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The MIT Department of Biological Engineering in Cambridge, MA invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant professor level, to begin July 1, 2024 or on a mutually agreeable date thereafter. MIT Biological Engineering is a unique department that fuses molecular and cellular bioscience with quantitative engineering approaches and includes faculty and students with diverse scientific interests and backgrounds. This faculty search is open to research in all topics of biological engineering, with emphasis areas being agriculture, environment/climate, energy, or computation. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in a science or engineering discipline related to Biological Engineering by the beginning of employment and should have demonstrated experience in biological engineering research. A more senior faculty appointment may be considered in special cases. The department culture is vibrant, creative, and collaborative, and we strive to help each member of the community reach their greatest potential. Faculty duties include teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, conducting research, as well as supervision, training and mentoring students and junior researchers. Candidates should be capable of instructing in our core biological engineering educational curricula.

Candidates must register with the BE search website at, and must submit application materials electronically to this website. Candidate applications should include a description of professional interests and goals in both teaching and research. Candidates should also provide a statement regarding their views on diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past and current contributions as well as their vision and plans in these areas. Each application should include a curriculum vita and the names and addresses of three or more references who will provide recommendation letters. References should submit their letters directly at the website. Applications received by December 1, 2023 will be given priority.

With MIT's strong commitment to diversity in engineering and science education and research, we especially encourage those who will contribute to our diversity and outreach efforts to apply. 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, skin color, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. MIT's full policy on Nondiscrimination can be found at 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.

Questions may be directed to:
Prof. Darrell Irvine
Co-Chair, Department of Biological Engineering Faculty Search Committee
77 Massachusetts Avenue, 76-261
Cambridge MA 02139
MIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer

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