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Physics Postdoctoral Instructor

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts, US
Posting live until
6 Jul 2024

Job Details

The Physics Education Group in the Department of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is conducting a search for a Physics Postdoctoral Instructor. This position offers a unique opportunity to work closely with faculty and staff, contributing to the development and delivery of on-campus, blended classes and global modules leveraging the MITx Online platform. Your work will focus on the introductory physics classes, editing and managing content, and assisting in the classroom. There may be an opportunity for classroom teaching and/or education research depending on your interest and experience and department needs; there is the potential for advancement to the position of lecturer.

REQUIRED: PhD in physics or related field; experience with LaTeX; strong organizational and communication skills; ability to work independently and collaboratively, including liaison with faculty; ability to adapt and remain flexible to changing priorities; and a desire to learn new skills.

BENEFICIAL SKILLS: Background in quantitative educational research; familiarity with learning or course management systems, especially Canvas; Github; programming in Python, JavaScript, XML, or CSS; Adobe Illustrator and Premiere; knowledge of instructional design or course development; and an interest and/or knowledge of Artificial Intelligence in educational contexts.

Application materials should include a CV, a cover letter with a teaching philosophy statement, and three letters of recommendation.

This is a 12-month appointment that will start in the Summer of 2024. There is potential for yearly renewal conditional upon performance.

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’s full policy on Nondiscrimination can be found here. Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check, including verifying any finding of misconduct (or pending investigation) from prior employers.


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