Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry

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Position ID:MIT-Department of Chemistry-TECHINSTR2022 [#21876]
Position Title: Technical Instructor
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139-4307, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Chemistry
Appl Deadline: finished (2022/06/03, finished 2022/08/24)
Position Description:    

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

TECHNICAL INSTRUCTOR, Chemistry Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory (UGTL), to co-teach Chemistry 5.310 – Laboratory Chemistry and Chemistry 5.301 – Chemistry Lab Techniques, including 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, oversee course management including assignments and grading. Contribute to the Undergraduate Research Inspired Experimental Chemistry Alternatives (URIECA) program. Coordinate with the Director of the UGTL for day-to-day operations, including managing the 5.310 and 5.301 undergraduate laboratory and maintaining overall UGTL operations; organizing and orchestrating laboratory teaching assistant (TA) orientations, and training and mentoring laboratory teaching assistants (TAs), including supporting activities of TAs by providing experiment demos, lecture handouts, and specific information on experiments. 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 and supplies, and major instrumentation, writing recommendation letters for students and TAs.

The Department of Chemistry provides a welcoming and supportive environment for exceptional science, teaching, mentorship, and service. We seek candidates who embody our core values of respect, well-being, inclusivity, and integrity. We believe that education and research are at their finest when they include and appreciate the experiences of people of all backgrounds. As such, in the cover letter, we ask candidates to express 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 at the Department of Chemistry.

REQUIRED: Ph.D. in chemistry or closely related field; demonstrated excellence in teaching; outstanding communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills; and a strong commitment to undergraduate education. This is a one-year term appointment with potential for renewal upon mutual agreement. Application submission will remain open until position is filled. Please note that this position is not eligible for MIT visa sponsorship.

Search Contact:
Ms. Michele Harris, Human Resources Administrator
Department of Chemistry
mharris [at]

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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