Harvard University, Department of Physics

Position ID:Harvard-Department of Physics-ADUS [#24325, 61335BR]
Position Title: Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies
Position Type:Administration
Position Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Physics / Physics
Appl Deadline: (posted 2023/02/13, listed until 2023/08/13)
Position Description:    

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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 
Basic Qualifications 
  • 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. 
Working Conditions 
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

Additional Information 
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: 
  1. Resume 
  2. Cover Letter 
  3. Teaching statement 
  4. Contact information for at least two references to provide a letter of recommendation 
Anticipated start date is between 6/1 and 7/15, 2023.

Salary Grade: 058 

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging 
Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values. 

EEO Statement 
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Contact: Despina Bokios
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Despina Bokios
Harvard University, Department of Physics
17 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
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