Working closely with the faculty Director of Undergraduate Studies, the Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies manages and plans academic affairs operations. The individual manages the Undergraduate Program Administrator and oversees the undergraduate programming within the Department of Physics.
Responsible for effective staff management, including hiring and orientation, training and development, workflow and performance management, and the promotion of an inclusive and innovative work environment
Acts as lead Department contact for all aspects related to the Undergraduate program and meets regularly with concentrators for mentoring, advising, and general support
Hosts regular office hours for students
Provides guidance and input on Teaching Fellow assignments; manages Course Assistant assignments
Assists Department Chair with course assignments for undergraduate courses
Reviews, approves, and manages all concentrator requirements/requests
Organizes undergraduate summer research funding by working with faculty and other College funding offices
Works with the Society of Physics Students in offering support for academic and social events
Leads course development which may include recommendation and implementation of course sequencing, scheduling, and grading processes
Acts as an advising resource for faculty and other academics regarding educational strategies and formats
Leads curriculum development which may include developing new courses and assessing curricular offerings
Establishes and monitors administrative systems and leads the implementation of process redesigns; updates various documents, guides, and websites, as needed
Develops specialized reports to analyze statistics pertaining to course development, teaching efforts, and student progress
Represents the Department in school-wide or University-wide meetings, as required; serves on Department committees based on experience and expertise.
Ensures compliance with University policies and procedures and applicable legal rules and regulations
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required
Minimum of 7 years' relevant work experience
Additional Qualifications and Skills
PhD in Physics required by date of hire.
Experience in teaching and research needed.
A combination of education and experience will be considered.
This is an in-person role, with limited capabilities for remote work. There may be instances where additional time in the office might be required because of weekly evening events.
Harvard University continues to place the highest priority on the health, safety and wellbeing of its faculty, staff, and students, as well as the wider community. Please note that all new employees will be required to provide confirmation of primary series COVID-19 vaccination upon hire, as detailed on our COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement Webpage. Harvard University Health Services employees and other health care individuals are also required to be up to date on vaccination as described by the CDC. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. Additional information regarding this requirement, exemptions, verification of vaccination status, and other related policies and resources may be found on the University's COVID-19 Information Website.
There is an expectation that the Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies will hold a dependent Lecturer appointment each academic year in order to provide additional service and support to the Department's teaching mission. Course assignments will be made in conjunction with the Department Chair.
The following application materials are required for consideration:
Contact information for at least two references to provide a letter of recommendation
Anticipated start date is between 6/1 and 7/15.
Salary Grade: 058
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
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