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Leverage knowledge base in the learning sciences, skill with modern education technology, and experience with design principles to help faculty and course teams design, develop, assess, and iteratively improve digital learning experiences using data informed decision making.

Responsibilities include

  • working with faculty, course teams, and colleagues to incorporate research-based teaching practices into face-to-face, blended, and fully online courses and to measure their impact;
  • collaborating and consulting with faculty on course design, assessment, technology selection, and media integration;
  • developing online and face-to-face training materials and documentation;
  • conducting workshops & presentations;
  • maintaining a robust understanding of educational technologies, especially but not limited to those in use for teaching MIT-wide (Canvas, MITx, Zoom, Gradescope, Panopto, Piazza, Slack) in order to support effective pedagogical use of them;
  • disseminating results of the learning engineering process to drive broader experimentation and adoption of successful strategies;
  • coordinating various instructional and educational technology-related projects and events to help improve teaching at MIT;
  • and performing other duties as needed.


Undergraduate degree in a STEM field, instructional design, learning engineering, learning sciences, or other related filed; three years’ relevant work experience; demonstrated effectiveness when consulting with faculty and subject matter experts to assess learning needs and recommend high-impact learning solutions; demonstrated proficiency applying learning sciences knowledge and research-based teaching practices to face-to-face and online classes; understanding of the learning engineering process and how it can be applied; demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team and with individuals with diverse skills at all levels of an organization; ability to evaluate the effectiveness of learning materials and quickly master new technologies for teaching and learning; excellent oral and written communication skills; proficiency working with Canvas learning management system and a wide range of other educational technologies; ability to work on multiple projects concurrently; the flexibility necessary to work in a highly fluid organization, acquiring new skills and adapting as needed; and experience with task-centered instruction and other frameworks that go beyond learning objectives.


Master’s degree in a STEM field, instructional design, learning engineering, learning sciences, or other related filed.

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, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability.