Massachusetts Institute of Technology MITx Digital Learning Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Cambridge, Massachusetts

MITx Digital Learning Postdoctoral Teaching 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.

MITx DIGITAL LEARNING POSTDOCTORAL TEACHING FELLOW, Biology, to work closely with faculty to develop course curricula for residential and global modules leveraging the edX platform. 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; apply biology knowledge and research experience to teaching; assist in teaching courses in a blended context to students on campus and virtually; serve as the main point of contact and project manager for all assigned courses; develop and launch courses on time, on budget, and to MIT quality standards; actively participate in and attend regular cross-department meetings with the MITx Digital Learning Lab program; and work with MITx and edX support services on course development issues that arise during course development. May develop and execute educational research studies.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: advanced degree (Ph.D.) in biology or related field; at least two years’ relevant experience teaching college-level courses including teaching assistant positions or non-traditional teaching roles; demonstrated knowledge of best practices, current research, and innovations in digital teaching and learning in higher education; strong organizational and communication skills; ability to work independently and with a team; and a desire to learn new skills. Familiarity with learning or course management systems (LMSs or CMSs); experience programming in Python, JavaScript, XML, or CSS; experience using Adobe tools (Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects); and some experience with video editing software a plus. Demonstrated experience in instructional design or course development, experience analyzing large-scale data, and a proven track record of delivering projects on time and within budget desired. Job #15859

Application material should include a CV (that includes links to samples of relevant work, e.g., written assignments, videos, etc.) and a teaching philosophy statement.

This appointment will start once the right candidate is identified. There is potential for yearly renewal conditional upon performance.


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.