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Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies in Computer Science

Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Duties & Responsibilities

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) seeks qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies (ADUS) in Computer Science. The successful candidate will assist with the management of the undergraduate computer science concentration. The ADUS will report academically to the Area Chair for Computer Science and administratively to the Associate Dean for Education. The ADUS will work closely with the Directors of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) for Computer Science, as well as with other ADUSes and DUSes at SEAS.

Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Serve as the first point of contact for students in the Computer Science concentration, providing academic advising and guidelines on policy to admitted Harvard students, pre-concentrators, and concentrators.
  • Mentor and advise undergraduate students and monitor student progress toward degree.
  • In coordination with relevant offices at SEAS and Harvard College, advise current students in their pursuit of undergraduate research opportunities, internships, and full-time positions.
  • Perform administrative management of the relevant concentrations and tracks, including updating literature, curriculum documentation, study plan forms, and websites.
  • With assistance from the Area Coordinator, host occasional community-building events for computer science pre-concentrators and concentrators.
  • Advise teaching staff on pedagogy, and offer periodic trainings for undergraduate and graduate students working as teaching staff.

Additional duties and responsibilities may include the following:

  • If of interest to the applicant, teach or co-teach up to one undergraduate computer science course per semester; the position would then include a concurrent dependent lectureship in computer science.
  • Assist with mentorship of relevant computer science clubs, including Women in Computer Science (WiCS), Developers for Development, Hack Harvard, and others.
  • Assist with curriculum and course development, course planning, and new pedagogical methods.

Basic Qualifications

This position requires a doctorate degree.

Additional Qualifications

Strong preference will be given to candidates with a doctorate degree (e.g. Ph.D.) in computer science or a related field. Candidates must possess excellent communication skills; the motivation to help build a broad-based undergraduate computer science community at Harvard; and a strong commitment to education and mentoring.

Additional Information

  • SEAS is unable to provide visa sponsorship for this position.
  • To apply, candidates should submit a cover letter which includes a statement of teaching or mentoring philosophy and interests, in addition to a resume/CV.
  • Candidates selected for interviews will be asked to submit a list of publications (if relevant).
  • Finalists will be asked to provide three references; for candidates who are interested in teaching, at least one reference should address teaching ability.

For additional information, and to apply, please visit https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25240&siteid=5341#jobDetails=1333570_5341.

Through teaching and collaborative research, SEAS discovers, designs and creates novel technologies and approaches to societal challenges—in service to the world, the nation, and our community. We bridge disciplines, both within engineering and the applied sciences and beyond, to prepare broadly trained leaders, to advance foundational science, and to achieve translational impact. For more information, please visit www.seas.harvard.edu.

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 or any other characteristic protected by law.

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