Experimental Ethics Teaching Fellowship

Apply to be a Teaching Fellow by 4/23

Experiential Learning at MIT (ELO) is hiring graduate students from across all disciplines to serve as Graduate Teaching Fellows for Experiential Ethics, a discussion-based summer course that introduces MIT undergraduate students to the ethics of science and technology. The course provides students with the tools and concepts they need to explore the ethical, social, and political dimensions of their summer experiences and can be taken alongside popular experiential learning programs (e.g., UROP, MISTI, PKG), summer internships, research, study, and more. The course is primarily virtual, though this year there is the potential for an in-person section in Cambridge. 

Teaching Fellows (TFs) facilitate one or more small discussion groups (approximately 5 students/group) for one hour each week for 10 weeks and help guide students in developing their final projects, which apply ethical concepts to real-world issues that interest them. TFs also participate in a weekly one hour meeting with the teaching team. The class is entirely discussion-based, so there are no traditional lectures. TFs gain significant teaching experience and are compensated $2110 for leading one section (~5 hr/week time commitment) or $3693 for leading two sections (~8 hr/week time commitment). Appointments are hired as Summer RA positions and require department approval.

All continuing graduate students are welcome to apply, but those whose research focuses on ethics, social implications of technology, or related moral and societal issues are especially welcome. Note: You must be enrolled as a graduate student throughout the teaching period.

More information on TF responsibilities can be found on the Teaching Fellows Application. For further questions, you can email experientialethics@gmail.com. The application deadline is April 23, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET. We hope you’ll consider applying!

By Amanda Cornwall
Amanda Cornwall Graduate Student Professional Development