Director, Academic Program Administration
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Program in Media Arts and Sciences (MAS)
United States

Job Number: 17409
Functional Area: Administration
Department: Program in Media Arts and Sciences
School Area: Architecture & Planning
Employment Type: Full-Time
Employment Category: Exempt
Vice Sponsorship Available: No

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren't found together anywhere else. If you're curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

, Program in Media Arts and Sciences (MAS), to manage all administrative aspects of the academic lifecycle, develop and implement a strategy for faculty development, and provide guidance and counsel to faculty regarding best academic management practices. Responsibilities include high-level oversight of the graduate program, supporting faculty and student success and enhancing faculty-student relationships; facilitating faculty recruitment and creating/implementing comprehensive on-boarding program; creating mechanisms/opportunities for on-going faculty support; acting as a resource on academic management and emerging issues in higher education/academic research administration and on department/school/Institute policies; staffing faculty promotion and tenure committees; coordinating annual faculty salary review and supplemental payment requests; overseeing MAS budget proposal; managing research assistant allocation process, endowed professorships, and faculty fellowship nominations; and other duties as assigned.

The MAS program focuses on the invention, study, and creative use of new technologies that change how we express ourselves, communicate with each other, learn, and perceive and interact with the world. Its academic programs are intimately linked with the research programs of the Media Lab.

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Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor's degree (advanced degree preferred) in related field; at least seven years' progressively responsible experience in academic administration at a research university; experience working with faculty leaders to develop and implement leadership agendas, strategy, goals, and objectives; experience serving as an expert source of information and providing trusted counsel to faculty and students; excellent judgment and diplomatic, interpersonal, organizational, and written and oral communication skills; experience designing and implementing effective programs/resources that meet the needs of faculty and students; and demonstrated ability to thrive in a diverse, fast-paced, and entrepreneurial environment. Experience deploying technology to support administrative processes preferred. Job #17409-11


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.


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