2023 MIT Chemistry Future Faculty Symposium


The 2023 MIT Chemistry Future Faculty Symposium will be held on August 22 and 23 on the MIT campus in Cambridge, MA. The Future Faculty Symposium is a two-day event for post-doctoral scholars interested in pursuing academic careers. The event will showcase the research of exceptional early-career scientists who have demonstrated contributions to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM.


Participants will have multiple opportunities to engage with the MIT community: presenting a research talk, meeting with current faculty about research and teaching opportunities, touring campus and research facilities, and meeting with students and staff working to increase diversity and inclusion within MIT chemistry.

The 2023 Symposium will be held on August 22 in Room 6-120 from 9:30AM – 12:00PM.


This program is targeted towards post-doctoral researchers who will soon be applying to professorships at U.S. universities. We especially encourage applications from researchers who come from groups that are underrepresented in the chemical sciences.

Applicants should fill out the online application form by 5pm ET on Friday, June 23th, 2023. Applicants should also request two brief letters of recommendation from current and previous research advisors to be sent to mit-chemistry-future-faculty-symposium@MIT.edu

The application form requires:

  • A brief summary of current research (1-2 pages, including at least one summary figure)
  • A brief statement (400 words) addressing how your scientific trajectory has been formed by your background and identity, and how your scholarship, teaching, and/or other experiences have demonstrated a commitment to diversity
  • A brief statement (400 words) identifying a key unanswered question in your field and how you would go about solving it
  • A curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Your recommenders’ names an email addresses (2)

Access the application form here.

For questions about the symposium or application process, please email mit-chemistry-future-faculty-symposium@MIT.edu