Lead Laboratory Technical Instructor in Autonomous Machines, New Engineering Education Transformation Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Engineering United States

Lead Laboratory Technical Instructor, Autonomous Machines, New Engineering Education Transformation

Job Number: 15264

Functional Area: Academic (non-faculty)

Department: School of Engineering

School Area: Engineering

Employment Type: Full-Time

Employment Category: Exempt

Visa Sponsorship Available: No



Job Description:

LEAD LABORATORY TECHNICAL INSTRUCTOR, School of Engineering-Autonomous Machines, New Engineering Education Transformation (NEET), to collaborate with faculty lead and other teaching staff and be responsible for tactical execution and operational oversight of the project-centric aspects of the thread in autonomous machines as part of a B.S. degree in engineering. Will assist students with designing and making new autonomous machines (e.g., drones, rovers, rovers, swarms) and enable testing, experiments, and projects; and provide laboratory instruction in the thread’s undergraduate courses/subjects and technical instruction, training, and supervision in related teaching/research laboratories. Responsibilities will include lab safety; equipment maintenance/repair; assisting with day-to-day operation of laboratories; working as a member of the teaching staff on undergraduate laboratory classes, introductory lectures, and hands-on experiments; and collaborating with experts involved in coaching/training students on interpersonal skills.


Job Requirements:

REQUIRED: master’s in engineering and eight years’ relevant experience or a Ph.D. and five years’ experience; expertise in at least one area related to autonomous machines, e.g., signals and systems, automatic control, real-time systems and software, artificial intelligence, feedback control systems, autonomy and decision making, and/or robotics; expertise with experimental techniques and engineering analysis, managing a student lab and project environment, and in the creative design process bolstered by application of physical laws; experience in lecture topics such as generation, estimation, concept selection, visual thinking, computer-aided design (CAD), mechanism design, machine elements, basic electronics, technical communications, and ethics; proven experience and interest in working in a teaching environment; self-motivation; comfort with ambiguity; and strong organizational, time-management, and oral and written communication skills. Experience at MIT highly desirable; as is a passion for igniting students’ minds and for new, innovative approaches to undergraduate education. Job #15264


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.

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