Massachusetts Institute of Technology Academic Staff Instructor in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Academic Staff Instructor
Job Number: 21252
Functional Area: Academic (non-faculty)
School Area: Science
Employment Type: Full-Time
Employment Category: Exempt
Visa Sponsorship Available: No
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ACADEMIC STAFF INSTRUCTOR, Physics (multiple openings), to serve as a member of the Physics Education Group. Will provide educational support to the Physics Department’s academic programs, including introductory studio physics (TEAL-Mechanics and Electricity and Magnetism) in a group-based, active learning environment; provide demonstration support for traditional lecture classes (Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, Vibrations and Waves); and support the physics advanced lab (Junior Lab) and other subjects as needed. Responsibilities include assisting with the education of students in assigned classes; maintenance of and making improvements to experiments and demonstrations, including repairs and adaptations of modern technologies and upgrades to the lab and demonstration environment; participating in lab EHS procedures; and eventually taking on roles of increasing responsibility in management of the group’s projects and programs, including the fabrication shops, online education efforts, and education research and development activities.
REQUIRED: B.S. (M.S. preferred) in physics, engineering, or related discipline; at least one year of related experience, which may include undergraduate teaching and/or laboratory work; experience using common electronic test and measurement equipment and technical competencies in at least one related area (machine shop use; advanced lab technique; designing, constructing, maintaining, and repairing mechanical, electromechanical, or electronic instruments; etc.); competency with scientific computing, e.g., Python, LaTeX, or web development (Linux preferred); excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills; and ability to routinely lift weights of fifteen to fifty pounds and move carts of demonstration equipment around campus several times per day. Seek an organized, detail-oriented team player who is capable of taking initiative and handling multiple tasks with minimal supervision in a student-centered environment. Job #21252 5/11/22