Technical Instructor

Massachusetts, United States
20 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
20 Oct 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Functional Area: Academic (non-faculty)
Department: Biology
School Area: Science
Employment Type: Full-Time
Employment Category: Exempt
Visa Sponsorship Available: No 

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

TECHNICAL INSTRUCTOR, Biology, to provide administrative and instructional support for departmental lab courses. Will assist in the teaching of the molecular biology and genetics laboratory courses, with an emphasis on experimental design, critical data analysis/scientific interpretation, and the development of written communications skills; develop lab curriculum and lab teaching materials (protocols, manuals, study questions, etc.); develop teaching materials for recitation sections and writing course materials; attend lectures and coordinate lecture and recitation materials with faculty; schedule lectures, exams, recitations, and homework assignments; recruit, train, and supervise teaching assistants (TAs); maintain course websites; monitor and address student interpersonal, attendance, and integrity issues; compile grading spreadsheets and assist faculty with final grade assignments; provide coverage in staff members’ absences; assist in teaching the application of modern methods of genetics and molecular cell biology in the laboratory; manage the lab, order materials, keep lab stocked with reagents, ensure proper disposal of hazardous materials, oversee safety and perform related duties. Job# 17884

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: Advanced degree in biology or related field (PhD preferred); excellent interpersonal, organizational, and computer skills; ability to lead and train TAs and manage relationships with large numbers of undergraduate students; and ability to work independently and as part of a team and handle confidential student information/issues using discretion and judgment.  Relevant experience teaching college-level courses including TA positions or non-traditional roles preferred. 

Application material should include a resume, statement of teaching philosophy, and details of three referees.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment 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.