Massachusetts Institute of Technology Learning Designer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Learning Designer

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Educational Technology

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Office of Digital Learning

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Office of Provost

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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.

LEARNING DESIGNER, Office of Digital Learning (ODL), to help create a competency-based curriculum at a new graduate school of education. The Woodrow Wilson Academy--in partnership with the MIT Teaching Systems Lab (TSL)--is launching a unique competency-based teacher education program in September of 2018 that will grant the master of education and prepare students for teaching licensure in chemistry, biology, and math. In preparation for the launch year, a team made of learning designers, assessment specialists, STEM faculty, and design fellows (recent college grads studying to become teachers) has been building a curriculum based on “challenges,” or complex problems of teaching practice. Using simulations, games, and other practice spaces, the team is designing a teacher preparation program that aims to get teachers ready to tackle the real problems they’ll face in the classrooms of today and tomorrow. Responsibilities include designing blended learning curriculum for STEM preservice teachers; prototyping games, simulations, and other learning experiences for preservice teachers; and leading and supporting the capacity building of a design team consisting of design fellows. Will report to the director of the TSL.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a master’s degree in related fields (e.g., STEM education, educational technology, learning sciences); experience teaching and mentoring K-12 students in formal and/or informal learning spaces; experience creating diverse learning experiences that go beyond online courses (e.g., educational games, hands-on activities, interactive media, etc.); experience with design thinking methods and iterative design processes; and a minimum of five years of work experience in learning design. Job#15649

This is a one-year position with potential to renew over the length of the five-year grant period.


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.