Faculty & Instructional Staff

The MIT faculty instructs undergraduate and graduate students and engages in research. Two-hundred thirty-three faculty (22%) identify as a member of US minority group.

  • 1,069

    Faculty (professors, all ranks)

  • 272

    Women faculty

US Minority Group Representation among Faculty, October 2021

Group Female Male Total
Asian 41 114 155
Black or African American 13 31 44
Hispanic or Latino 8 41 49
Native American or other Pacific Islander 1 1
American Indian or Alaska Native 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 2021

School or college Number
School of Engineering 396*
School of Science 284
School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences 184
Schwarzman College of Computing 138*
Sloan School of Management 110
School of Architecture and Planning 81
Other 11

* 135 faculty shared between the School of Engineering and the Schwarzman 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 2021

Category Number
Professors 689
Associate professors 212
Assistant professors 168
Senior lecturers, lecturers, and professors emeriti 787
Instructors (including technical instructors) 145
Professors of the practice and adjunct faculty 38
Total 2,039