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 with teaching 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 write 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; and manage the lab, order materials, keep lab stocked with reagents, ensure proper disposal of hazardous materials, oversee safety, and perform related duties.
REQUIRED: advanced degree in biology or related field (Ph.D. preferred); excellent interpersonal, organizational, and computer skills; ability to lead and train TAs and manage relationships with large numbers of undergraduate students; ability to work independently and as part of a team; and discretion and judgment with confidential student information/issues. Relevant experience teaching college-level courses, including TA positions or non-traditional roles preferred. Job# 17884
Application material should include a resume, statement of teaching philosophy, and details of three referees.