Harvard University, School of Engineering and Applied Science

Position ID: SEAS-ADGS [#22039]
Position Title: Assistant Director for Graduate Studies in Computational Science and Engineering
Position Type: Administration
Position Location: Allston, Massachusetts 02134, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Computational Science and Engineering
Application Deadline: (posted 2023/02/01, listed until 2023/08/01)
Position Description:    

Job Summary

Reporting administratively to the Director for Master’s Education, the Assistant Director for Graduate Studies in Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) has several key responsibilities, including: advising students in the CSE master’s program; coordinating the admission process for the master’s programs; and monitoring student progress in the degree programs. Academic responsibilities, including teaching, will be supervised and mentored by the faculty program directors of the CSE program. This position also includes a non-paid dependent lectureship.

Position Description

Serve as the primary or secondary academic advisor for graduate students in the master’s degree program in CSE. Advise students about courses and other related matters. Share responsibility for advising students in Secondary Field programs about courses and other matters related to the secondary field. Supervise completion of each student’s Plan of Study, monitor student progress and work with the SEAS Office of Academic Programs to document completion of requirements. Advise students who express interest in applying to the CSE graduate program. Primary responsibility for the review of applications to the CSE graduate program; coordinate the reading of applications with staff and faculty committees. Help students in the CSE program find thesis advisors and provide oversight of second year CSE students as they complete their thesis research. Serve as an intellectual mentor and advisor to students in their development of independent study projects and theses. Work with the faculty committees in the continuing assessment and improvement of the curriculum in order to stay abreast of the latest developments in computer science and engineering. Work with the Director for Master’s Education to plan orientation and career focused events for students in the CSE graduate program. Oversee the collection and analysis of data for evaluation and assessment of the CSE graduate program. Assist with curriculum and course development, course planning, and new pedagogical methods. Serves as a member of departmental committees. Attends and participates in committee meetings. Teach or co- teach up to two graduate-level courses as assigned annually. Contribute to Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging efforts for staff, faculty and students in the CSE master’s degree program Work with diverse stakeholders to build and maintain relationships, including within SEAS, across the University and with external industry partners and other collaborators. Basic Qualifications

Ph.D. in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Statistics or another field of science or engineering

Additional Qualifications and Skills

Demonstrated excellence in computational methods and approaches Motivation to work with diverse stakeholders and build and maintain relationships Motivation to help build a diverse and inclusive community at SEAS Documented ability to mentor and teach graduate students Excellent communication skills Strong commitment to education and mentoring Experience with advising and course/program development and professional experience in software engineering, analysis, modeling or simulation.

Working Conditions

The work is performed in an office environment.

Additional Information

Required Application Process:

Required application documents include a cover letter, CV, a statement of research interests, and a teaching statement. In addition, we ask for a statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion and belonging, including past, current and anticipated future contributions to these areas. Finalists are also required to submit the names and contact information for at least three and up to five references.

Other Important Information:

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences does not provide visa sponsorship for administrative and staff positions. This position is based on our Allston, MA campus. A hybrid work schedule may be possible and can be discussed with the hiring manager. Any remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CT, MA, MD, ME, NH, NY, RI, and VT). Harvard requires COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement and exceptions may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage: http://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/. About SEAS The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences serves as the connector and integrator of Harvard’s teaching and research efforts in engineering, applied sciences, and technology. Our core tenets are educating broad-minded students; interdisciplinary research; integration across disciplines; and balancing theory, experimentation and practice to create an unmatched environment for learning and exploration. Through collaboration with researchers from all parts of Harvard, other universities, and industry, we bring discovery and innovation directly to bear on improving human life and society. For more information about us, please visit www.seas.harvard.edu.

Commitment to Diversity The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment. Some of our core values include respect for all, serving the greater good, and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

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