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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Technical Instructor in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Technical Instructor

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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.

TECHNICAL INSTRUCTOR, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS)-Department Teaching Lab (DTL), to teach students in a hands-on, collaborative learning environment. Will work with other instructors and faculty to develop practical electronic and mechanically-oriented course materials; and work directly with students to help them with class projects and exercises, debugging problems they may encounter, and teaching them critical lab skills. Students in the lab range in skill from novice to expert. Will also work with department and lab staff to ensure the smooth and safe operation of the lab teaching space throughout the extended teaching day; oversee space, tool, and supply maintenance; assist with acquiring and installing new equipment into the lab space and training students in appropriate use of this and existing equipment; performing other duties related to the teaching space activities; and assisting with safety training, access, and supplies for classes and introducing new capabilities into the lab.

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REQUIRED: bachelor's degree in a technical area and discretion and good judgment with confidential student information and when dealing with complex teaching and personnel situations. Five years’ experience working in an environment of invention and hands-on engineering that included working with others and creatively solving practical engineering design problems would be ideal. Seek someone who enjoys teaching undergraduate students one-on-one and is willing to work with students at all skill levels. Familiarity with a variety of hands-on digital and/or analog fabrication skills, particularly electronic design, fabrication, and testing is desired. Skill working with machine tools, CAD software (SolidWorks, Mastercam, Eagle, Altium, Corel, Adobe, etc.), CNC tools, PCBs, additive and subtractive fabrication processes, electronics production, and embedded programming would be beneficial. Job #16654revised 4/29/19

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.

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