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Massachusetts Institute of Technology AI Curriculum Designer and Tools Developer, Personal Robots in Cambridge, Massachusetts

AI Curriculum Designer and Tools Developer, Personal Robots

  • Job Number: 19656

  • Functional Area: Educational Technology

  • Department: Media Lab

  • School Area: Architecture & Planning

  • Employment Type: Full-Time Temporary

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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    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.

AI CURRICULUM DESIGNER AND TOOLS DEVELOPER, Media Lab-Personal Robots, to develop an inclusive AI (artificial intelligence) literacy curriculum for middle school in collaboration with schools in the U.S., the UAE, and other countries worldwide, ensuring that it supports a diversity of learner interests and needs. Responsibilities include investigating new tools and platforms for curriculum to enable students to learn about and design with AI technologies and methods; developing and implementing student-friendly tools and extensions for Scratch, App Inventor, and the like; exploring and implementing project-based learning (PBL) AI curricula for K-12 education; and conducting outreach to K-12 students and educators to better understand the needs and opportunities for AI education in schools and afterschool programs.A full job description is available at https://www.media.mit.edu/about/job-opportunities/

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree, preferably in STEM; expertise in music or the visual arts and computation; expertise in creative machine learning, web-enabled coding design using prototyping hardware and interfaces (e.g., Arduino, Raspberry Pi, etc.), educational embedded/IoT platforms (e.g., micro:bit, etc.), and physical device interfaces (e.g., MIDI); ability to develop and deploy web applications or extensions to student-friendly coding platforms; experience with the design and implementation of digital music or graphics for interactive multimedia systems for creativity; demonstrated experience managing complex open-source projects; and demonstrated experience designing for accessibility and internationalization. PREFERRED: an M.Sc. degree or its equivalent in computer science, engineering, or a scientific discipline related to computing; teaching experience; and a background in psychoacoustics and human perception. Job #19656-6This is a temporary appointment through August 31, 2022, but will be considered for renewal pending long-term funding.5/25/21

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