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Academia & Education

Interested in pursuing a future in Academia & Education? Find resources, events, opportunities, and advice to confirm your interest and kickstart your career.

Explore a career path in Academia & Education

With a career in academia and education, you can inspire the next generation of students, create and deliver courses or educational materials, and generate new knowledge through research. Sample career paths include becoming a professor at a university or college; an investigator at a research institute; higher education staff; K-12 teacher; or creator of educational programs at museums. Click on the menu items below to explore additional resources.

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Faculty Job Search Series: Summer 2022

This summer, Career Advising and Professional Development will help you prepare for your upcoming academic job search. When tenure track faculty jobs post this fall, you’ll be ready! Join us as we discuss the application process and consider the documents …

By Alexis Boyer
Alexis Boyer Assistant Director of Graduate Student Career Services
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Postdoc Story: Máté Bezdek

Department, Lab or Center: Department of Chemistry, Laboratory of Prof. Tim Swager

Number of years at MIT: 2

What is the focus of your research?

I work on making molecules and materials that have applications as sensors for environmental health …

By Ashley Ann Thomas
Ashley Ann Thomas Social Media Marketing Manager
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No one-size-fits-all approach for mentorship

Daniel Korsun | Office of Graduate Education | May 3, 2022

Committed to Caring honoree Jeff Grossman strives to provide each of his students with personalized advising.

Although some of his research focuses on nanomaterials, MIT Professor Jeff Grossman makes sure that his …

By Simona Rosu
Simona Rosu Senior Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development
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“Yulia’s Dream” to support young, at-risk Ukrainian students of mathematics

Sandi Miller | Department of Mathematics | March 30, 2022

Millions have fled the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and for those who are staying, schools are closed. While refugee-supporting programs focus on immediate needs, the Department of Mathematics’ MIT PRIMES program plans to …

By Simona Rosu
Simona Rosu Senior Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development
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A new resource for teaching responsible technology development

Terri Park | MIT Schwarzman College of Computing | MIT News

The Social and Ethical Responsibilities of Computing publishes a collection of original pedagogical materials developed for instructional use on MIT OpenCourseWare.

Read the full article on MIT News.

By Simona Rosu
Simona Rosu Senior Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development
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Featured Resources

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The following materials are commonly requested.  We encourage you to schedule an appointment with a career advisor to review your …

Interviews for faculty positions often include two rounds:

First round – Phone or Video  (20-40 minutes)

This is an initial …

If you receive an academic job offer, express interest, and then take the time to carefully assess whether the offer …

Why Don’t We Teach PhDs to Be Mentors?

Do you think of yourself as a mentor? What is your mentoring persona? How are your relationships with your own …

Infinite Careers Alumni

Alan Edelman

Alumni, Faculty
  • Professor of Applied Mathematics MIT Department of Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering Professor Northeastern University
  • Director of Undergraduate & Alumni Outreach & Career Development MIT Department of Architecture
  • Director of Mathematics and Engineering Success Academy Charter Schools
  • Postdoctoral fellow Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania