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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lecturer in Cambridge, Massachusetts


  • Job Number: 20184

  • Functional Area: Academic (non-faculty)

  • Department: Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

  • School Area: Engineering

  • Employment Type: Full-Time Temporary

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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LECTURER, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) (2 openings), to serve as a lecturer on discrete mathematics, algorithms, machine learning, artificial intelligence, or human-computer interaction. This will include full-time participation in educational activities during the fall and spring terms and the January Independent Activities Period (IAP). Responsibilities will include interacting with students (e.g., lecturing, leading recitations, staffing labs, holding office hours, and helping with undergraduate advising); creating course content such as lecture materials, problem sets, quizzes, videos, and other on-line materials; and carrying out administrative responsibilities (e.g., locating, hiring, and supervising course staff; record-keeping; interacting with staff in the department and Registrar’s Office); and other duties as assigned. May participate in the creation/migration of courses onto MIT's internet-based educational platforms, OCW and MITx. May also participate on departmental committees. Course assignment will include some of the following and may include other related courses: Introduction to Machine Learning (6.036), Machine Learning (6.867), Introduction to Algorithms (6.006), Design and Analysis of Algorithms (6.046), Mathematics for ComputerScience (6.042). Research opportunities such as co-supervision of undergraduate or master’s projects may also arise.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: Ph.D. in topical area related to responsibilities, teaching experience in related undergraduate courses, and demonstrated interest in educational innovation. Job #20184

PLEASE NOTE: Application material should include a cover letter speaking to qualifications and preferred course assignments; a teaching statement specifying teaching beliefs and practices; a CV listing educational background, publications, talks, and other applicable experience; and two letters of recommendation from previous teaching experience(s). Applicants must apply both via the MIT websit and at The MIT application only allows for submission of a cover letter and resume/CV. As a result, the teaching statement, CV, and letters need to be submitted as a single pdf as part of the resume field.

This will be an academic year appointment. The initial appointment will be for two years, with the potential for appointment extensions. 9/21/21