Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at the MIT Center for Art,
Science & Technology (CAST)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
The MIT Center for
Art, Science & Technology (CAST) is offering a
two-year fellowship from July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2024.
The fellow will collaborate with faculty and invited guests
on the development and production of an international symposium and
a publication issuing from the event (please see the 2014
symposium Seeing/Sounding/Sensing and
subsequent book, Experience: Culture,
Cognition, and the Common Sense, the 2017
Material, book and website, and
the 2021 symposium Unfolding Intelligence: The
Art and Science of Contemporary Computation).
The fellow will be hosted by MIT’s academic unit in the visual
arts, the Art, Culture, and
Technology (ACT) program and will be eligible to
teach through this program. The fellow will teach at least one
course but no more than three during the appointment. Additional
duties of the CAST postdoctoral fellow may include supervision of
students engaged in undergraduate research opportunities (UROPs) at
the intersection of the arts, science and technology.
- D., DMA, or other terminal doctoral degree (received within the
past three years)
- Administrative experience and capabilities
- A demonstrated interest in transdisciplinary research and
Scholars from any relevant field will be considered. Those whose
work engages the role of the arts, critical design, humanities, or
media studies in major initiatives at MIT around artificial
intelligence, the climate crisis, computing, materials science, and
nanotechnology are encouraged to apply. The position offers
opportunities for publishing, curating, and producing exhibitions,
performances, or conferences. Experience in one of these
domains is highly desirable.
Those who have not formally received a doctoral degree at the
time of application must forward certification from the Registrar’s
Office, department head, or the Graduate Studies Office at their
institution to confirm that they are expected to earn a Ph.D. prior
to June 30, 2022.
Fellows may not hold other appointments during the period of the
fellowship and must be in residence at MIT during the entire term
of the position.
The salary will be $71,443 in the first year with a 2.5%
increase in the following year, plus health benefits. Will
also receive a fund of $2,500 each year to cover travel and other
costs associated with research and professional development.
If you have questions about the position or would like to
request a full job description, you may contact email@example.com.
Interested candidates may apply online at https://hr.mit.edu/careers (Job
#20264). In addition to applying
via the MIT website with a curriculum vitae and a letter describing
your teaching and research experience and contributions to the
creative mission of the center and the intellectual project of the
symposium (see below), applicants are asked to send those materials
and the following to firstname.lastname@example.org: one-page
description of an undergraduate transdisciplinary class, one-page
description of a possible CAST symposium topic, one-page
description of a transdisciplinary research proposal (optional: a
list of MIT labs where the postdoc might participate in work at the
intersection of art and science), and three letters of
recommendation. Finalists will be asked for writing
The deadline for submission is February 1, 2022.
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,
religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status,
ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. MIT’s full policy on
Nondiscrimination can be found here.