Assistant Director for Graduate Student Teaching

MIT - Cambridge, MA (30+ days ago)4.2


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.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, 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.
Job Requirements
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. Job #16064-P

Salary range: $60-80,000

This is a temporary, two-year appointment.