Faculty & Instructional Staff

The MIT faculty instructs undergraduate and graduate students and engages in research. Two-hundred twenty-five faculty (21%) identify as a member of US minority group.

  • 1,064

    Faculty (professors, all ranks)

  • 261

    Women faculty

US Minority Group Representation among Faculty, October 2020

Group Female Male Total
Asian 40 115 155
Black/African American 10 31 41
Hispanic/Latino 8 40 48
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1 1
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 1 1

Note: Minority group representation is self-identified, and faculty may identify with more than one group.

Distribution of Faculty by School/College, October 2020

School or college Number
School of Engineering 390*
School of Science 282
School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences 184
Schwarzman College of Computing 134*
Sloan School of Management 111
School of Architecture and Planning 83
Other 11

* 131 faculty shared between the School of Engineering and the Schwarman College of Computing are included in both counts.

Selected awards and honors

  • 98 Nobel Laureates
  • 79 MacArthur Fellows
  • 59 National Medal of Science winners
  • 30 National Medal of Technology and Innovation winners

Instructional Staff, October 2020

Category Number
Professors 682
Associate professors 223
Assistant professors 159
Senior lecturers, lecturers, and professors emeriti 757
Instructors (including technical instructors) 163
Professors of the practice and adjunct faculty 36
Total 2,020