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Facilitators Data Science Uruguay

Supporting the transformation of Latin America into a hub for Data Science and Machine Learning!

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Facilitators Needed!

MIT Open Learning and J-WEL Higher Education are looking for graduate students and postdocs with knowledge in machine learning, data science, and statistics to facilitate MicroMasters in Data Science and Statistics classes for students across Latin America. Currently, we are looking for TAs for Fundamentals of Statistics (18.650x), offered by edX. 
A weekly time commitment of 10 hours is required to prepare the session plans this term. When the course is live in edX, this summer (Mid May to end of August), we expect your participation to deliver the content and facilitate the sessions (with a  commitment of up to 10 hours weekly in the summer). Delivery is online so this is a very flexible work opportunity during the summer.
You will receive:
  • A competitive stipend
  • A leadership role in a major MIT project in online learning
  • Training in pedagogy and teaching

You will be trained in pedagogy and be expected to take the course before the beginning of the sessions.

  • For Fundamentals of Statistics (18.650x), the course will start in May 2020, with training and material preparation between the end of March and the beginning of May 2020.

For this extra activity you will need approval from your PI and comply with the MIT hiring processes, including the maximum weekly hours of employment allowed at MIT.

Prior experience as a student in the course to be taught, as a teaching assistant, and/or attendance in the KTCP course is a plus.


If interested, please send your CV and course of interest to datafacilitators@mit.edu.

For more info please email datafacilitators@mit.edu.