Assistant Director for Teaching and Learning

Location
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Salary
$65,000 to $80,000
Posted
Mar 01, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs, Instructional Design
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING, Office of the Dean for Undergraduate Education (DUE)-Teaching and Learning Laboratory (T+LL), to contribute to T+LL’s ongoing programs and activities and develop new services as needs arise. Responsibilities will include working with MIT faculty, teaching assistants, and other instructional staff to support teaching and learning through the implementation of research-based practices and pedagogies via workshops, individual consultations, and classroom observations; monitoring current developments in higher education STEM teaching and learning; serving as a liaison between the STEM teaching and learning community and MIT; developing online multimedia resources for MIT educators highlighting evidence-based classroom practices and findings from the learning sciences; disseminating information about teaching and learning activities at the Institute through T+LL’s blog; collaborating with other T+LL staff in the redesign of its website; supporting T+LL’s two certificate programs for graduate students and postdocs--the Kaufman Teaching Certificate Program (KTCP) and the Educational Technology Teaching Certificate Program (ETCP); and assisting T+LL’s associate directors for assessment and evaluation in studies related to the effectiveness of pedagogy, curriculum, and education technology. 

T+LL’s mission is to jointly partner with MIT educators to create an educational environment where students are academically challenged, actively engaged, and personally supported.

REQUIRED: at least two years’ experience in educational development or related field; college-level teaching experience; demonstrated knowledge of the issues, best practices, current research, and innovations in STEM higher education; excellent writing and presentation skills; talent for listening carefully and communicating tactfully; and ability to work collaboratively in a high-pressure environment with minimal supervision.  Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in an appropriate field such as engineering education, science education, or a STEM discipline.

This is a two-year term appointment.

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