Open Faculty Positions

Department of Biological Engineering

Faculty positions in Biological Engineering

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, 2022 or on a mutually agreeable date thereafter. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in a science or engineering discipline related to biological engineering by the beginning of employment. A more senior faculty appointment may be considered in special cases commensurate on experience. Candidates should aspire to lead a research program that fuses molecular/cellular bioscience with quantitative engineering analysis/synthesis approaches. Areas of high priority include non-medical biotechnology, including applications in materials, chemicals, agriculture, sustainability, energy and the environment. Faculty duties include teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels as well as oversight of research, and 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. 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 February 28, 2022 will be given priority.

MIT faculty duties include teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels, research, and supervision of student research. The successful candidate will be provided with a generous start-up package to complement outstanding laboratory and office space, as well as access to state-of-the-art core facilities including advanced flow cytometry, microscopy, BSL-3 facilities and an extensive clinical specimen repository. The successful candidate will be expected to build and maintain an internationally recognized, extramurally funded research program complemented by substantial support from Institute funds. The candidate should possess the ability to work collaboratively with other scientists, in addition to the scholarly qualities required to mentor doctoral students from graduate programs at MIT.

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

Questions may be directed to:
Prof. Angela Belcher
Head, Department of Biological Engineering
MIT 16-343
Cambridge MA 02139

MIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer