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Technical Instructor in Urban Science and Planning with a focus on Data Analytics, Data Visualization, Machine Learning and/or Artificial Intelligence. The position will be an academic-year appointment (September through May 31). Initial appointment will be for two years with the potential for appointment extensions.
Over the past decades the Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) and The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at MIT have developed a strong research and teaching agenda focused on understanding the role of information technologies, data, sensors and networks in the planning and development of urban environments. We have also developed new technologies and tools to model, envision and communicate information about the city. We have recently established a new joint undergraduate major in urban and computer science of which this position would be central.
We are searching for candidates who can build on and extend this agenda through teaching involving advanced information systems and analytics, communication and media, and/or simulation technologies related to urban planning and computer science.
Specific duties are outlined below:
Full-time participation in educational activities during the academic terms (Fall, Independent Activities Period, and Spring including:
- Interacting with students and faculty by lecturing, leading recitations, problem sets, or staffing lab and office hours.
- Creating content, such as lecture materials, problem sets, quizzes, videos, and other online materials.
- Carrying out administrative and advising responsibilities
- Research opportunities might arise, such as co-supervision of undergraduate or masters projects.