Technical Instructor

Massachusetts, United States
18 Sep 2018
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18 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Biology, to provide administrative and instructional support for introductory courses in Biology--a core requirement for all MIT students--and departmental lab courses.

Responsibilities include assisting with the ongoing development and maintenance of the Introductory Biology course, developing teaching materials for recitation sections and writing course materials, study questions, homework, and exams; attend lectures and coordinate lecture and recitation materials; 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; and perform related duties.

Will also assist in teaching the application of modern methods of genetics and molecular cell biology in the laboratory, with an emphasis on experimental design, critical data analysis/scientific interpretation, and the development of written communications skills. Associated job duties include managing the lab, ordering materials, keeping lab stocked with reagents, ensuring proper disposal of hazardous materials, and overseeing safety. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: excellent interpersonal, organizational, and computer skills; ability to lead and train TAs and manage relationships with large numbers of undergraduate students; ability to work both independently and as part of a team; and discretion and good judgment with confidential student information/issues. A Ph.D. in biological sciences is preferred. Teaching experience would be a plus.

Application material should include a resume, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for 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.

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