Massachusetts Institute of Technology Assistant Director for Graduate Student Teaching in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Assistant Director for Graduate Student Teaching

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Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, Teaching and Learning Lab (T+LL), to design, develop, and implement programs and workshops to support graduate students and postdocs in their growth as teachers. Will help build capacity and broaden the reach of T+LL by launching a new graduate teaching assistant liaison program, and by supporting existing programs and services for graduate students on campus. Responsibilities will include setting the direction for a pilot graduate teaching assistant liaison program by working with academic departments and the associate directors for teaching and learning to clarify program goals; collaborating with associate directors for evaluation and assessment on developing and executing an evaluation plan for the graduate teaching assistant liaison program; developing multimedia and print resources to support the work of the liaisons and disseminating evidence-based teaching methods; designing and facilitating trainings for the graduate teaching assistant liaisons; working collaboratively with the liaisons to develop agendas for workshops within their own departments; holding individual consultations with graduate students on teaching; helping build a network connecting resources among academic departments, the T+LL, and other campus units that support graduate students; teaching in the Kaufman Teaching Certificate Program (KTCP); creating and managing the KTCP course website; collaborating with the associate directors for teaching and learning on facilitating TA Days workshops; and conducting occasional research on university teaching and learning and graduate student development.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a Ph.D.; two-plus years’ teaching experience (including teaching assistantships) at the university-level; formal training in teaching and/or demonstrated ability to successfully implement evidence-based teaching practices and course design; familiarity with the research literature on teaching and learning; and experience developing and organizing workshops and seminars. Job #16064-P

Salary range: $60-80,000

This is a temporary, two-year appointment.


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.