Massachusetts Institute of Technology — Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Design and Arts

Tenure Track Assistant Professor – Design and Arts
Program in Media Arts and Sciences/Media Lab
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Cambridge, MA

The Media Lab ( is an anti-disciplinary research organization focusing on the invention of new technologies that radically improve the way people live, learn, express, work and play. Candidates for this position should have a record of original thinking, bold action and societal impact in the arts and design. Applicants should be willing to take risks commensurate with the Media Lab’s willingness to look beyond known boundaries and disciplines. The Media Lab welcomes applications from candidates interested in establishing research programs in: music, performance, arts, design, food, fashion, architecture, games, narratives, experiences (healing, transformational, connective, etc.), things we have not thought of, or any combination thereof.


  • Establish and lead own research group within the Media Lab
  • Pursue creative work of highest international standard with proven impact in the cultural sphere and beyond
  • Engage in collaborative projects with industrial sponsors and other Media Lab research groups
  • Actively contribute to shaping the open and creative culture that defines the community
  • Supervise masters and doctoral students
  • Participate in the Media Arts and Sciences academic program

Appointments will be within the Media Arts and Sciences academic program, principally at the Assistant Professor Level. A doctorate is not necessary, but evidence of extreme creativity is.

To Apply:
Please fill out the application on Applicants will be asked to upload their CV; link to a personal website; links for three publications and/or works/performances/installations/exhibitions; the names (and contact information) of three references. A personal statement of no more than 2 pages that includes the applicant’s plans for exploring big ideas and challenging questions, and discusses what the applicant will bring to the Media Lab and how the Lab will enable you to accomplish your goals.

Application deadline: December 1, 2017

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MIT and the Media Laboratory have a strong commitment to diversity in education, we especially encourage minorities and women to apply. MIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.