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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
The MIT Department of Biology seeks a technical instructor to provide administrative and instructional support for its lab courses. S/he 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 Company biology in the laboratory
Manage the lab, order materials, keep lab stocked with reagents, ensure proper disposal of hazardous materials, oversee safety, and perform related duties
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
Discretion and judgment with confidential student information/issues
Relevant experience teaching college-level courses, including TA positions or non-traditional roles is preferred.
Application material should include a resume, statement of teaching philosophy, and details of three referees.
Interested candidates may apply online at Company website. Please reference job number 17884 and indicate where you saw this posting.
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.
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