Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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May 02, 2018
Jun 01, 2018
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

The Department of Chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is seeking an Instructor to teach inorganic and general chemistry beginning in the 2018-19 academic year and to work with faculty to develop online resources for those classes. Responsibilities will include teaching introductory inorganic chemistry (5.03) in collaboration with MIT faculty, including preparing and delivering lectures, designing problem sets and exams, and working with teaching assistants; and working closely with chemistry faculty to develop course curricula for residential and global modules leveraging the edX platform. Initially, this work will focus on general chemistry (5.111) but additional modules are contemplated for the future. The candidate 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. In doing so, will also be a Digital Learning Lab fellow, a member of the MIT-wide community of people developing online courses in collaboration with the Office of Digital Learning. Depending upon the qualifications of the applicant, some teaching of inorganic laboratory classes could also be considered.


  • A Ph.D. in chemistry, demonstrated excellence in teaching, outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills, expertise in best practices for residential and online teaching, and a strong commitment to undergraduate education.
  • Applications from recent Ph.Ds. who are interested in pursuing careers in undergraduate education are especially welcome.  

To Apply:

In addition to applying to job #15981 via, please also apply through Academic Jobs Online at Please include at least two letters of recommendation in your Academic Jobs Online submission. Applications will be reviewed as they arrive. 

The ideal starting date for this appointment is no later than January 1, 2019. The appointment is for one year and renewable for a second if mutually agreeable.

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.