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Assistant Professor in Undefined Discipline


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 seeking a new kind of early career faculty member, not defined by discipline, rather by his or her unique and iconoclastic experience, style and points of view. You can be a designer, inventor, scientist or scholar – any combination – as long as you make things that matter. Impact is key.

This means somebody with at least these three sets of characteristics:1) Being deeply versed in a minimum of two fields, preferably not ones normally juxtaposed;2) Being an orthogonal and counter-intuitive thinker, even a misfit within normal structures;3) Having a fearless personality, boundless optimism, and desire to change the world.

Any disciplines apply as long as their confluence shows promise of solving big, difficult, and long-term problems. And, most importantly, candidates must explain why their work really can only be done at the Media Lab. We prefer candidates not be similar to our existing faculty. We welcome applicants who have never considered academic careers. If you fit into typical academia, this is probably not the job for you.

Applications should consist of one URL—the web site can be designed in whatever manner best characterizes the candidate’s unique qualifications. Web site should include a CV or link to a CV.

Apply online.APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 15, 2015

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