Technical Instructor, Physics

Massachusetts, United States
25 Jun 2020
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25 Aug 2020
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time

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 INSTRUCTORPhysics, to serve as a joint member of the Technical Services Group and Junior Laboratory divisions of the Physics Department’s technical teaching staff.  Will provide technical support to the undergraduate physics program, including introductory studio physics (TEAL) subjects 8.01/8.02 (8.01/8.02 (Physics I and Physics II)) in a group-based, active learning environment; the physics advanced lab (Junior Lab) subjects 8.13/8.14, in which student explore and perform various famous experiments in modern physics; and other subjects as needed. Responsibilities include assisting with the maintenance of and improvements to experiments, including repairs and adaptations of modern technologies, general maintenance, and upgrades to lab environment; overseeing the Physics Department’s machine shops and serving as a member of the campus-wide machine shop managers group; and serving as the MIT environmental health and safety (EHS) representative. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: B.S. in physics, engineering, or related discipline; at least one year of related experience, which may include undergraduate teaching and/or laboratory work; experience using common electronic test and measurement equipment; competency using machines such as lathes, mills, etc.; ability to design, construct, maintain, and repair mechanical, electromechanical, and electronic instruments; competent scientific computing skills, e.g., MATLAB, Python, Latex, and LabVIEW; excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills; and ability to routinely lift weights of fifteen to fifty pounds and move carts of demonstration equipment around campus several times per day. Seek an organized, detail-oriented team player who is capable of taking initiative and handling multiple tasks in a student-centered environment. Job #17928

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.

MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.

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