Employment Opportunities

EAPS is an academic community of approximately 40 faculty, 100 research staff including postdocs, and 175 students who study integrated aspects of Earth and planetary sciences, including through partnership with the MIT-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Joint Program. EAPS is committed to academic excellence and to fostering an intellectually vibrant, equitable and inclusive environment.

We seek outstanding and collegial scientists who have the potential for innovation and leadership in research, and share our Principles of Community.


Faculty Positions

No postings at this time.

Postdoctoral Positions

While occasionally postdoctoral opportunities will be listed below, there is no single comprehensive list of available postdoctoral opportunities as postdoctoral positions depend on faculty sponsorship. 

Candidates interested in postdoctoral study at EAPS are encouraged to discover our research and contact faculty members directly.

There is also our Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships program which offers annual opportunities.

The postdoctoral associate will analyze soil, vegetation, and atmospheric data to help understand and quantify conditions leading to the development of severe convective storms. We prefer the candidate to have experience with atmospheric dynamics, and thermodynamics, atmospheric convection, and soil and vegetation physics. 

Job Requirements: PhD in atmospheric or climate sciences, physics, or a related field by the date of hire. Strong physical, mathematical, and computational background. Expertise in atmospheric and/or soil modeling. Experience with programming in at least one general purpose language. Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills.

This is a two-year position. The start date is flexible, but preferably between 1 October 2023 and 1 April 2024. The successful candidate must have completed all PhD requirements by the start date.

To Apply: A complete application must include 1) cover letter, 2) CV, 3) brief statement of research interests and professional plans, and 4) the name and email of three references.

Applications are being accepted at Academic Jobs Online.

Deadline for applications to receive full review: March 31, 2024

The MIT Paleomagnetism Laboratory in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences invites applicants for a Postdoctoral Associate. The associate will conduct research in Earth and planetary paleomagnetism under the direction of the laboratory Principal Investigator (PI) Professor Benjamin Weiss. Research topics can span one or more of topics ranging from lunar, Martian and meteorite paleomagnetism and Earth magnetism and will be identified and developed in discussions with the PI.

Job Requirements: Candidates with a PhD in planetary science, geoscience, physics, or closely related fields are preferred. Candidates should have research experience in a laboratory sciences and paleomagnetism and rock magnetism, the ability to work as both a collaborative and self-initiating team member, and strong communication and quantitative skills. The position will have a duration of at least one year with the possibility of extension.

To Apply: Candidates for the position should submit: 1) a cover letter 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) names and contacts of at least three referees. 

Applications are being accepted at Academic Jobs Online.

Research Positions

No postings at this time.

Administrative Positions

No postings at this time.

MIT is an equal opportunity employer.

We value diversity and strongly encourage applications from individuals from all identities and backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive equitable consideration for employment based on their experience and qualifications, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, or national or ethnic origin. See MIT’s full policy on nondiscrimination. 

MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.

Employment is contingent upon the complete of a satisfactory background check.

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