Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture - and benefits - that just aren't found together anywhere else. If you're curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future - then take a look at this opportunity.
INSTRUCTOR , D-Lab (part-time, 20%), to co-teach EC.729/2.729/EC.797/2.789 Design for Scale , an upper-level, twelve-unit class focused on the late stages of product design and manufacturing for users in low-income settings. Over the course of the semester, interdisciplinary teams of students work to bring products in various stages of development to a point of manufacturing readiness. Lessons are hands-on and case-based, with extensive class time dedicated to workshop activities. This is an advanced design and manufacturing course where students use CAD and various rapid prototyping and mass-manufacturing technologies. Students from all majors are encouraged to enroll and graduate students are also accepted. Will be responsible for identifying three to five class projects with established businesses and start-ups in low- and middle-income countries such as India, Tanzania, or Nicaragua. (Assistance in project identification is available from D-Lab.) Partial funding is available for some student travel and out-of-country fieldwork related to this class over the January Independent Activities Period.
Job Requirements REQUIRED : bachelor's degree; at least three years of relevant experience in manufacturing and/or product design; experience applying design for manufacturability; hands-on expertise in mechanical fabrication; expertise with value chain analysis and/or engineering analysis, studio-based design pedagogy, and working with students in a project-based environment; ability to convey material in a manner accessible to students of diverse backgrounds and skill levels; excellent organizational, time-management, and oral and written communication skills; and ability to spend flexible hours working with students in a workshop setting outside of class time. PREFERRED : master's degree in engineering or an equivalent professional degree; and experience in engineering, design, and/or manufacturing in low-income international settings. Job #19729
This is a part-time (20%), one-semester position subject to renewal. The class is taught annually during MIT's fall semester (September through mid-December).
Internal Number: 19729
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