Technical Instructor, Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Cambridge, MASSACHUSETTS

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TECHNICAL INSTRUCTOR, Chemistry Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory (UGTL), to co-teach Chemistry 5.310, Laboratory Chemistry and Chemistry/5.301, Chemistry Lab Techniques.  This will include the development and implementation of new experiments for these courses; delivering lectures and demonstrating fundamental and hands-on knowledge of the experimental protocols for experiments; and overseeing course management, including assignments and grading.  Will contribute to the Undergraduate Research Inspired Experimental Chemistry Alternatives (URIECA) program; coordinate with the director of the UGTL on day-to-day operations, including managing the 5.310 and 5.301 undergraduate laboratory and maintaining overall UGTL operations; organize and orchestrate laboratory teaching assistant (TA) orientations and train and mentor laboratory teaching assistants (TAs), including supporting activities of TAs by providing experiment demos, lecture handouts, and specific information on experiments; and coordinate with chemistry faculty to secure undergraduate research (UROP) positions for each 5.301 student. Additional responsibilities include enforcing laboratory safety regulations; maintaining minor laboratory equipment, facilities, supplies, and major instrumentation; and writing recommendation letters for students and TAs.

The Department of Chemistry provides a welcoming and supportive environment for exceptional science, teaching, mentorship, and service and seeks candidates who embody its core values of respect, well-being, inclusivity, and integrity and believes that education and research are at their finest when they include and appreciate the experiences of people of all backgrounds.  

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  Ph.D. in chemistry or closely related field; demonstrated excellence in teaching; excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills; and a commitment to undergraduate education.  Job #21381

This is a one-year term appointment with the potential for renewal based upon mutual agreement.

Candidates are asked to express--via their cover letter--their philosophy of inclusivity and equity in higher education, including past and current activities and contributions and plans for the future. Candidates should include how they will promote diversity and inclusion in the department.

In addition to applying via the MIT website, please also apply through Academic Jobs Online . Please include at least two letters of recommendation in your Academic Jobs Online submission.

Application submission will remain open until the position is filled.


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