Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lecturer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Job Description

LECTURER, Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE) (part-time, 75%), to teach three fundamental courses in anthropological archaeology to undergraduate students, most of whom have had modest or no preparation in cultural anthropology or archaeology. Two of the courses are core subjects required by the B.S. curriculum for undergraduates majoring in archaeology and materials. These are Introduction to Archaeology and Human Evolution: Data from Palaeontology, Archaeology, and Materials Science. The third course is a geographic area elective subject of the lecturer’s choice, focusing on, e.g., North America, China, Southwest Asia, to complement our strength in Mesoamerica and Andean South America. The three subjects are taught annually over the course of the Fall (September-December) and Spring (February-May) semesters.

Candidates who are engaged in an active research program are encouraged to apply. Those whose research involves the materials analysis of archaeological or ethnographic artifacts will have ready access to the archaeological materials laboratories of the Center for Materials Research in Archaeology and Ethnology (CMRAE).

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a completed Ph.D. by the start of employment in September 2017. A strong record of teaching experience well beyond the occasional TA level, is essential. The course in human biological and cultural evolution is designed with a major laboratory component. Must demonstrate experience in organizing and teaching such a laboratory, which often meets in several small weekly sections to give students ample opportunity to learn pertinent techniques and to carry out laboratory assignments. Job #14692 .


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.

Job Number: 14691

Functional Area: Academic (non-faculty)

Department: Materials Science and Engineering

School Area: Engineering

Employment Type: Part-Time

Employment Category: Exempt

Visa Sponsorship Available: No

Schedule: 75% time