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Instructional Designer 2
  • Job Number: 23639
  • Functional Area: Research - Other
  • Department: Comparative Media Studies/Writing
  • School Area: Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences
  • Employment Type: Full-time (Hybrid)
  • Employment Category: Exempt
  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No
  • Schedule:

Job Description

INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER 2, Comparative Media Studies (CMS)/Writing-MIT Scheller Teacher Education Program (STEP), to handle the placement and mentoring of MIT students who are pre-service STEM teachers. The primary tasks are operational and relational, but with opportunities to co-teach undergraduate courses and participate in/lead educational research and development projects.  Responsibilities include interviewing, screening, and selecting candidates and placing them in local schools with mentor teachers; advising/supervising student teachers, including formal/informal observations, identifying growth areas, determining if students meet state licensure requirements, and completing and processing state paperwork; meeting with mentor teachers to discuss student teacher growth, answer questions related to forms/paperwork, and assess/intervene if issues arise; supporting course instructors, including revising and developing curriculum, contributing to/teaching classes, grading and providing feedback on student writing, placing 25 students in classrooms for 20 observation hours, and responding to student emails/requests/inquiries; advising students interested in teaching or education-related careers; collaborating on various education-focused projects in the STEP lab; developing and creating professional development for teachers; and co-developing and leading teacher professional development on a variety of topics.  

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  bachelor’s degree in a related field; five years’ relevant experience; three years’ secondary school teaching experience, preferably in math, science, or computer science; experience advising/mentoring college students or pre-service teachers; ability to organize and coordinate schedules/activities and set priorities, make decisions, and multitask with minimal supervision; excellent interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills; and experience with program, project, and/or event management.  PREFERRED: advanced degree in instructional design and technology; curriculum and program design experience in higher education or relevant area (e.g., education, math, sciences, or computer science); and pre-service teacher education or teacher mentoring experience.  Job #23639-8

This hybrid position will be based at the Cambridge campus.

Local, Boston-area travel (transportation provided) can be expected, with additional travel possible if the candidate is interested.