Post-Doctoral Fellowship 
Job Posted: 16 January 2024
Company: MIT Sloan School of Management
Closing Date: Until Filled
Location: Cambridge, MA


Link to application and full position listing


The MIT Sloan School of Management cultivates a diverse intellectual environment. Our faculty members are trained in a number of disciplines, including engineering, computer science to economics, sociology, and social psychology. Interdisciplinary discussions and collaborations are a signature of the work we do. Our history of collaboration, includes engaging with external partners from corporate, non-profit, and government agencies.

We are pleased to announce plans to award two two-year Post-doctoral fellowships. Recognizing that opportunities are not distributed evenly, these fellowships are part of our ongoing efforts to remove barriers to research careers. The fellowships embody our core belief that "good ideas and talented people can come from anywhere."

Our emphasis on opportunity aligns with our mission and dedication to diversity. The value of diversity is not solely rooted in its potential to offer a richer array of perspectives and experiences but also in recognizing that our distinct backgrounds can significantly shape our individual lived experiences. This, in turn, influences our opportunities to develop as researchers and educators.

The Post-doctoral fellowships will provide recipients with an opportunity to continue their research in our intellectual community. Each fellow is assigned at least one research mentor. While fellows are not required to collaborate with members of our community, opportunities will exist and fellows who take advantage of those opportunities are likely to get the most out of their time in Sloan’s research community.

In addition to research, fellows would be expected to participate in a wide array of community activities, including relevant workshops and seminars, acting as a mentor for our Predoctoral Associates and engaging in teaching/courses as relevant.


The ideal candidate must possess a recent PhD or be near the completion of a PhD with a research topic relevant for management. The PhD could be in a range of disciplines, including but not limited to computer science, economics, engineering, finance, sociology, organizational behavior, marketing, operations management, or other social sciences and management disciplines.

We will give a preference to candidates who demonstrate an interest and a willingness to conduct research and collaborate with MIT Sloan faculty, and interested in teaching undergraduate and/or graduate level courses in a business/management school environment. 

Application Instructions

Please provide a current CV, two papers that indicate your research focus and capabilities, and two letters of recommendation. 

As part of your application, in 250 words or less, please tell us how your lived experiences have shaped who you are today. For example, your family, community, neighborhood, or prior educational experiences all help to shape important aspects of who you are as a person and a researcher.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.

Questions should be directed to Virginia Geiger at [email protected].