Assistant Professor - Environment and Climate Change

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Assistant Professor - Environment and Climate Change
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Media Arts and Sciences program, MIT Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
March 15, 2015


Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

The MIT Media Lab ( is seeking a candidate to fill a tenure-track position.

The Media Lab is a cross-disciplinary research organization focusing on the invention of new media technologies that radically improve the ways people live, learn, work, and play.

We are looking for faculty candidates who aspire to mitigate climate change and environmental degradation in ways that are highly innovative, technically deep and credible, yet wouldn’t fit into traditional academic departments. We seek applicants who can think boldly across disciplinary boundaries in areas such as environmental sensing, connecting people to changes in their environment, new frontiers in citizen science, efficient techniques to sense and reduce greenhouse gas emission, development and rapid exploitation of new “green” power sources, energy distribution and storage, new approaches to energy conservation, behavior change at local and policy levels to encourage conservation and transition away from carbon-emitting fuel, geo-engineering, and new technologies for mitigating the effects of climate shift.

Successful candidates will be expected to: establish and lead their own research group within the Media Lab; pursue creative work of the highest international standard; engage in collaborative projects with industrial sponsors and other Media Lab research groups, supervise master’s and doctoral students and participate in the Media Arts and Science academic program.

To apply, please fill out the application at


Appointments will be within the Media Arts and Sciences academic program, principally at the Assistant Professor level.

MIT is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment; women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. EOE.