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INSTRUCTOR, ENERGY IN GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT,MIT D-Lab, to co-teach EC.711/EC.791/2.651 Introduction to Energy in Global Development (part-time, 50%), a class focused on surveying energy technologies in an international development context. Students in this class review principles of thermodynamics in the context of renewable energy. The class focuses on compact, robust, low-cost systems for meeting the needs of households and small businesses; and provides an overview of identifying user needs, assessing the suitability of specific technologies, and strategies for implementation in developing countries. Undergraduate students are from all majors and graduate students are accepted, so instructors are expected to convey material in a manner accessible to students of diverse backgrounds and skill levels. In addition to lectures, will co-lead weekly labs designed to reinforce lecture material. Will also connect students engaged in team projects with preselected community partners, guide production design, and engage in analysis to continue the development of projects. Optional summer fieldwork may be available to students--under the guidance and accompaniment of instructors--to test and implement the solutions developed during the semester.
MIT D-Lab works with people around the world to develop and advance collaborative approaches and practical solutions to global poverty challenges.
REQUIRED: bachelor's degree; three years' relevant experience in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, renewable energy systems, or similar technical training; experience applying the principles of design to renewable energy projects; hands-on expertise in energy systems; experience teaching/mentoring students and working with them in a project-based environment; and excellent organizational, time-management, and oral and written communication skills. PREFERRED: master's (or equivalent professional degree) in engineering, and experience in engineering and/or design in low-income international settings. Job #22275
This is a part-time, one-semester position subject to renewal with a remuneration of $10,000.
The class is taught, and the instructor will need to be available to teach annually during MIT's spring semester (February through mid-May). Lectures are on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00 to 2:30 P.M. and labs on Fridays from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. Must be able to spend flexible hours working with students in a workshop setting outside of class time.
While instructors are encouraged to lead student trips, this is not a requirement for the position.
Inquiries may be directed to Libby Hsu, MIT D-Lab Associate Director of Academics, at email@example.com.
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