Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry

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Position ID:MIT-Department of Chemistry-ODLCHEMINS [#13166]
Position Title: Instructor
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139-4307, United States [map]
Subject Area: Chemistry
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/01/23, finished 2019/07/29)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

INSTRUCTOR, Chemistry, to develop online resources for general chemistry beginning in the 2019-20 academic year and to support digital learning within the chemistry department. Responsibilities will include:  

  • Working closely with chemistry faculty to develop course curricula for residential and global modules leveraging the edX platform. Initially, this work will focus on general chemistry (5.111) but additional modules are contemplated for the future. The Instructor will work with educational staff to develop courses that include learning objectives, detailed content outlines, measurable outcomes, interactive activities, engaging video, and thoughtful discussion forums. In doing so, the Chemistry Instructor would at the same time be a Digital Learning Lab Fellow, a member of the MIT-wide community of people developing online courses in collaboration with the Office of Digital Learning. See  

  • Teaching general chemistry (5.111) in collaboration with MIT faculty. Depending on the candidate’s qualifications this may involve preparing and delivering lecture, designing problem sets and exams and/or working with teaching assistants. Depending upon the qualifications of the applicant, some teaching of introductory laboratory classes could also be considered.

REQUIRED: a Ph.D. in Chemistry, demonstrated excellence in teaching, outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills, expertise in best practices for residential and online teaching and a strong commitment to undergraduate education. Applications from recent Ph.D.s interested in pursuing careers in undergraduate education are especially welcome.

The ideal starting date for this appointment is no later than August 1, 2019.    The appointment is for one year and renewable for a second if mutually agreeable.

Applications will be reviewed as they come in.

Search Contact: Ms. Michele Harris, Human Resources Administrator, Department of Chemistry, Room 18-392, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139-4307. (

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Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
MIT, Department of Chemistry
Michele Harris
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 18-392
Cambridge MA 02319

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