TLL Seeks New Instructors for TCP


Job Description

INSTRUCTOR, MIT TEACHING CERTIFICATE PROGRAM (TCP), Teaching and Learning Laboratory (part-time), to teach an established workshop series for MIT graduate students and postdoctoral associates/fellows wishing to develop their teaching skills in higher education. TCP Instructors follow the program's standard curriculum providing classroom workshop instruction, microteaching session facilitation, written feedback on assignments, and individual student attention.  Seeking instructors for both Spring 2015 and Summer 2015 programs.

Each program consists of (7) 2-hr workshops + microteaching sessions. Students complete a post-session writing assignment for each of the seven workshops for which instructor feedback to students is required. Sections have 20-25 students.

The microteaching sessions are done in groups of ~5 students.  Each student teaches a short (6-minute) lesson, and is given immediate oral feedback on his/her teaching by the instructor and the other microteaching group members.  Each presentation and the subsequent feedback is videotaped for the presenters.

The Spring program has (10-12) 1.5-hr microteaching sessions; the Summer program has (5-6) 1.5-hr microteaching sessions.

Spring program classes meet on Fridays between February 7th-May 2nd. Microteaching sessions are scheduled during (2) two-week blocks – one in February and one in April.  The Summer program meets from the last week in May through the second week in June, with microteaching sessions schedule during the last week.  Workshop descriptions and meeting schedules for the Spring 2015 Program and the Summer 2015 Program can be found on this site.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Ph.D. or equivalent work experience in STEM higher education; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work with minimum supervision, and the ability to interact effectively with other instructors, students, and the Teaching & Learning Lab staff.  Experience teaching undergraduate and/or graduate students including: oral communication instruction; designing teaching and learning activities; and communicating scientific/technical material or concepts in the social sciences and humanities. 

In addition to contact hours, ~3-4 hours of prep per session and 2-3 hours providing written feedback per session is expected.

START DATE:  Training will begin in fall 2014 for instructors teaching in the Spring 2015 program. Training schedules will be developed on an individualized basis in conjunction with Teaching and Learning Lab staff.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.


Interested candidates should submit a C.V. and cover letter and/or direct questions to:

Leann Dobranski (
Assistant Director, MIT Teaching & Learning Lab
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Building 5-122
Cambridge, MA  02139
Office phone: (617) 253-3371