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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Academic Staff Instructor in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Academic Staff Instructor

  • Job Number: 21252

  • Functional Area: Academic (non-faculty)

  • Department: Physics

  • School Area: Science

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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    Information on MIT’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement can be found at the bottom of this posting.

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.

Job Requirements

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

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