Tenure-Track Faculty Position

Cambridge, MA

Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

Tenure-Track Faculty Position
at Whitehead Institute and Department of Biology,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Whitehead Institute together with the 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. Application materials should be submitted to https://facultysearch.wi.mit.edu
Completed applications will begin to be considered on October 8, 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.

Posted: 08/26/2022