Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mathematics, and

Position ID: group_MITx-DLF_WM [#23852]
Position Title: Digital Learning Fellow
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139-4307, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2024/02/29 11:59PMhelp popup** (posted 2023/11/13, listed until 2024/03/01)
Position Description:    

*** the listing date or deadline for this position has passed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Reporting to the Digital Learning Scientist in the Department of Mathematics, the MITx Digital Learning Fellow will work closely with Faculty to develop course curricula for residential and global modules leveraging the open edX, MITx Online, and Canvas platforms. 

The start date is July 1, 2024. This is a one year position with the possibility to renew twice. 
The availability of this role is contingent upon the existence of funding. 

The MITx Digital Learning Fellow 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. They will run online courses, help faculty add online components to in-person courses, and help the department with online assessments including ASE diagnostic exams. They will assist in designing the assessments to test the efficacy of the content in these courses. The MITx Digital Learning Fellow will also assist in teaching courses in a blended context to students on campus as well as in a virtual context to students around the world. They will be responsible for developing and launching courses on time, on budget, and to MIT quality standards.

MITx Digital Learning Fellows report to a MITx Digital Learning Scientist and are expected to actively participate in the Digital Learning Lab Community of Practice and will attend regular cross-departmental DLL meetings. As needed the Digital Learning Fellow will work with MITx on any course development issues that arise during course development. 

MITx Digital Learning Fellow Experience and Qualifications: *Advanced degree (Ph.D. or Graduate level) in field of applied math, math, mechanical engineering, computer science, physics or related field *Minimum of 2 years relevant teaching experience for college-level courses *Demonstrated experience as an instructional designer or course developer *Proven track record of delivering projects on time and within budget *Demonstrated knowledge of best practices, current research, and innovations in digital teaching and learning in higher education *Strong project management, time management, and communication skills are essential, as well as the ability to work independently and with a team *The desire to learn new skills *Proficiency with Python, Javascript, XML, CSS, and LaTeX *Experience creating plots and 3D interactive images in Mathematica, MATLAB, or python preferred *Experience using Adobe tools and video editing software (Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere) a plus *This is for a one-year appointment conditional on performance and available funding (pending department/ODL agreements)

The deadline to apply to this position is 2/29/2024.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. We value diversity and strongly encourage applications from individuals from all identities and backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive equitable consideration for employment based on their experience and qualifications, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, or national or ethnic origin. Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
email address
(617) 253-4994
Mathematics Search Committee
Room 2-350A
Department of Mathematics
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307