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Lead Instructor, Renewable Energy Machines

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Aug 24, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Part Time
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Lead Instructor, Renewable Energy Machines

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Cambridge, MA


The MIT School of Engineering’s New Engineering Education Transformation (NEET) Program seeks a part-time (50%) lead instructor to collaborate with the faculty lead and other teaching staff on the tactical execution and operational oversight of all the project-centric aspects of the specific track titled, Renewable Energy Machines. This track is part of a larger umbrella thread being developed that is focused on climate and sustainability and encompasses the growing interest of the undergraduate student body in helping to work on innovative technologies to mitigate climate change.  Will collaborate closely with the lead instructor for the track on Advanced Materials Machines, another track that is part of the climate and sustainability thread.

Required Qualifications:  at least five years of relevant experience after a master’s (or Ph.D.) in engineering; hands-on expertise in mechanical fabrication, including one or more of following--baseload electrical generation (hydroelectric or nuclear power), intermittent renewable energy generation (solar or wind power, integration of multiple energy forms on a grid; economic and/or network modeling, analog electronics, rapid prototyping, and product design; expertise with experimental techniques and engineering analysis, studio-based design pedagogy, and managing a student lab and project environment; and excellent organizational, time-management, and oral and written communication skills.  

Preferred Qualifications:  Ph.D. in engineering or an equivalent professional degree (may be working toward one, with the expectation of success within a reasonable period of time that will be determined). 

Schedule to be determined but must be able to work odd hours.

In addition to applying online (to job #19632) with a cover letter and resume at, applicants are asked to submit the following material to cover letter, resume, engineering portfolio (a series of images/videos demonstrating the construction and/or operation of major do-it-yourself (DIY) undergraduate engineering student projects you have designed and implemented, as an individual or as part of a team, along with concise written descriptions of the projects and products created in response); and three references (names/titles/institutions/contact details).  Reference information will be kept confidential, and applicants will be notified in advance and with sufficient lead time if and when their references are contacted.



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