Massachusetts Institute of Technology Digital Learning Fellow in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Digital Learning Fellow

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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.

DIGITAL LEARNING FELLOW, Mathematics, to work closely with faculty to develop course curricula for residential and global modules leveraging the edX and MITx platforms. Will work with educational staff to develop courses that include learning objectives, detailed content outlines, measurable outcomes, interactive activities, engaging video, and thoughtful discussion forums; assist in designing assessments to test the efficacy of course content; assist in teaching courses--in a blended context--to students on campus as well as in a virtual context around the world; and develop and launch courses on time, on budget, and to MIT quality standards. Will also work with MITx and edX support services on any course development issues that arise during course development. Will report to a MITx digital learning scientist and be expected to actively participate in the Digital Learning Lab (DLL) Community of Practice and attend regular cross-departmental DLL meetings.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: advanced degree (Ph.D. or graduate level) in applied math, math, mechanical engineering, physics, or related field; at least two years’ relevant teaching experience for college-level courses; experience as an instructional designer or course developer; proven track record of delivering projects on time and within budget; demonstrated knowledge of best practices, current research, and innovations in digital teaching and learning in higher education; strong project management, time management, and communication skills; ability to work independently and with a team; desire to learn new skills; and proficiency with Python, JavaScript, XML, CSS, and LaTeX. Experience creating plots and 3D interactive images in Mathematica or MATLAB preferred. Experience using Adobe tools and video editing software (Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere) a plus. Job #15789

This is a one-year appointment conditional upon performance (pending department/ODL agreements).


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.