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.
LECTURER, Gordon Engineering Leadership (GEL) Program, to deliver two graduate academic classes - “Leading Creative Teams” and “Negotiation and Influence Skills for Technical Leaders” during the fall and spring semesters. These courses target doctoral and master’s engineering students but also includes students from science, business, and other MIT graduate programs. Course delivery involves interacting with students in teaching, assessing, grading, coaching, and advising, and involvement in planning and delivering non-academic graduate workshops throughout the fall and spring semesters and during the Independent Activities Period each January. Will work with GEL staff and course teaching assistants on planning, updating, and assessing the courses and student experiences; and teach during the program’s Professional Education class (“Engineering Leadership for Emerging Leaders”) offered each summer. Teaching assignments will include the aforementioned activities and possibly future new graduate engineering classes/workshops. Will teach at least one section of one or two different classes per semester.
REQUIRED: master’s degree and subject matter expertise in topical areas that align directly with the course topic, including teamwork, communications, negotiation, execution of projects in research and development, and organizational and personal development; experience applying this expertise to teaching in graduate-level engineering courses or to engineers in industry; competency designing and delivering hands-on learning experiences, both in in-person and virtual (online) environment as GEL graduate courses place heavy emphasis on experiential learning; desire to work constructively with all facets of the program; and ability to coach students with highly interdisciplinary interests. PREFERRED: at least four years’ relevant teaching experience, experience as an engineering leadership practitioner, and experience developing a new graduate-level curriculum or growing academic programs. Job #19272
The ideal start date for this appointment is no later than July 1, 2021. The appointment is for one year and renewable for a second if mutually agreeable. Further renewal of the position after the initial appointment period will depend on the teaching evaluations and feedback from peers in the MIT Graduate Program in Engineering Leadership (GradEL), and funding.
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