Assistant Director for Graduate Student Teaching

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Salary range: $60,000 - 80,000
Jun 13, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, MIT Teaching and Learning Lab (T+LL), to design, develop, and implement programs and workshops to support graduate students and postdocs in their growth as teachers.  Will help build capacity and broaden the reach of T+LL by launching a new graduate teaching assistant liaison program, and by supporting existing programs and services for graduate students on campus.  Responsibilities will include setting the direction for a pilot graduate teaching assistant liaison program by working with academic departments and the associate directors for teaching and learning to clarify program goals; collaborating with associate directors for evaluation and assessment on developing and executing an evaluation plan for the graduate teaching assistant liaison program; developing multimedia and print resources to support the work of the liaisons and disseminating evidence-based teaching methods; designing and facilitating trainings for the graduate teaching assistant liaisons; working collaboratively with the liaisons to develop agendas for workshops within their own departments; holding individual consultations with graduate students on teaching; helping build a network connecting resources among academic departments, the T+LL, and other campus units that support graduate students; teaching in the Kaufman Teaching Certificate Program (KTCP); creating and managing the KTCP course website; collaborating with the associate directors for teaching and learning on facilitating TA Days workshops; and conducting occasional research on university teaching and learning and graduate student development.

REQUIRED:  a Ph.D.; two-plus years’ teaching experience (including teaching assistantships) at the university-level; formal training in teaching and/or demonstrated ability to successfully implement evidence-based teaching practices and course design; familiarity with the research literature on teaching and learning; and experience developing and organizing workshops and seminars.

This is a temporary, two-year appointment.

Please apply for position #16064.

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