Cornell Tech, Cornell University

program ID:Cornell-Cornell Tech-ASSOCIATEDIRECTOR [#8194]
program Title: Associate Director, Technical Masters Programs
Location:New York, New York 10011, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Computer Science
Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Appl Deadline: (posted 2016/10/04, listed until 2017/07/01)

Cornell Tech is a growing graduate-level academic campus in New York City whose mission is to train the next generation of pioneering leaders for the digital age. Its programs emphasize preparing graduates to move rapidly into leadership positions in fast-moving companies and startups. Many of Cornell Tech’s programs are unique, and it is the home of the innovative Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute - a joint effort of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and Cornell University - which was created to experiment with novel approaches to technical education and push the limits of academia.

We are seeking an Associate Director of Technical Masters Programs to play a critical role in the management of the technical Master’s Degree programs across Cornell Tech. Working under the general direction of the Associate Dean for technical programs, the Associate Director will work closely with faculty academic program leads to support programs in multiple ways and to enhance program quality and breadth. Our one-year Master of Engineering programs are in Computer Science and Operations Research & Information Engineering, and we expect to start a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering next year. Our Jacobs Institute two-year Technion-Cornell dual Master of Science programs offer specializations in Health-Tech and Connective Media.

We draw on students of more diverse backgrounds than do traditional programs, which requires a creative approach to recruiting. The focus is on overall student success, with the admissions focus concentrating on highly-qualified students who will succeed in our innovative programs and beyond.

This is a full-time, 3 year term appointment in a senior lecturer position which is benefits eligible and renewable. Flexibility in start date for the period January 2017 through August 2017 is possible. The position is anticipated to be 12 months per year, but there is opportunity to be flexible should the successful candidate have interest in doing so.

Core responsibilities for this position include the following:

- Supervision and coordination for all MS Specialization Projects in the Jacobs Institute programs. Experimentation and impact are central to the Jacobs mission; project-based studies are a critical complement to more traditional courses. Two-semester specialization projects are a key part of a Jacobs student’s education. These projects are performed by highly technical students, and are equivalent in scale and depth to publishable research projects.

- Academic management of the admission process for technical Master’s students, in collaboration with the admissions team at Cornell Tech including faculty members responsible for each program, and the Office of Admissions. Review candidates, conduct and coordinate technical student interviews, make admissions decisions on candidates, and manage alumni and faculty involvement in the process with the Office of Admissions.

- Other duties may include providing academic input into student orientation, advising, and career development, teaching courses, officiating at degree ceremonies, and maintaining contact with alumni and their companies.

A Ph.D. in a related field (Information Science, Computer Science, or related fields) is required for this position. We are happy to consider candidates with highly technical backgrounds from a diverse set of backgrounds including computer science, information science, and other fields aligned with the Cornell Tech mission. The successful candidate must have strong hands-on experience designing and building digital technology innovations. Experience delivering or participating in the development, delivery, and/or implementation of leadership programs, as well as demonstrated excellence in teaching. We seek proven ability to interact productively with all levels of staff, faculty, students, alumni, and corporate and foundation stakeholders. Demonstrated ability to work well collaboratively and independently is critical. Supervisory experience helpful.

Applications including a C.V., a brief statement outlining academic administrative/leadership qualifications, relevant research experience, qualifications related to working with technical students and/or admissions decisions, and other applicable experience, along with the names of several references should be submitted online at:

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

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