Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry

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Position ID:MIT-Department of Chemistry-BIOINS19 [#13676]
Position Title: Instructor
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139-4307, United States [map]
Subject Area: Chemistry / Biochemistry
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/05/03, finished 2020/02/02)
Position Description:    

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INSTRUCTOR, Chemistry, to teach biological chemistry beginning in the 2019-20 academic year. Responsibilities will include:  

  • Teaching introductory biological chemistry (5.07) in collaboration with MIT faculty. This will involve preparing and delivering lecture, designing problem sets and exams and working with teaching assistants.

  • Assisting with the teaching of undergraduate biological chemistry labs (5.351, 5.352 and 5.383). This will involve troubleshooting the experiments, managing teaching assistants and working with faculty to update and improve the curriculum.
  • Depending on the applicant’s qualifications, some teaching of general chemistry could also be considered.

REQUIRED:a Ph.D. in Chemistry, demonstrated excellence in teaching, outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills, expertise in teaching best practices for 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 15, 2019.    The appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal about mutual agreement.

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. (

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

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.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

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

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