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Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, Harvard University

Job category Administration (non-academic) / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Start date July 1st, 2024
Job description

Position Description

The Department of Philosophy at Harvard University seeks an Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies (ADUS) to lead the department’s undergraduate program.  Reporting to the Department Chair on academic matters and the Department Administrator on administrative matters, the ADUS will play a pivotal role in student advising and continued development of the department’s teaching portfolio. The ADUS will work closely with the Department’s Undergraduate Program Coordinator and Concentration Advisor, to administer all aspects of the undergraduate program. More specifically, the ADUS will:

  • Collaborate with faculty on curriculum planning and development.  Makes recommendations regarding needed changes to undergraduate program and ensures that changes are made in accordance with College policy.
  • Serve as the primary academic adviser for undergraduate concentrators.
  • Advise faculty on how to support students facing unusual challenges.
  • Coordinate Teaching Fellow assignments to courses.
  • Conduct the selection process for assigning graduate students as tutorial instructors.
  • Direct the Honors Thesis programs for philosophy concentrators, including overseeing the assignment of thesis advisers and the thesis workshop.
  • Envision, oversee, and develop events and initiatives related to the undergraduate program.
  • Periodically advise an undergraduate honors thesis.
  • Work with the Office of Institutional Research & Analytics to develop reports measuring program success.
  • Liaise with the Office of Undergraduate Education, the Registrar’s Office, and other College offices as needed. 
  • Teach two courses per year, to be determined in consultation with the Chair.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required
  • Minimum of 5 years’ relevant work experience

Additional Qualifications and Skills

  • A Ph.D. in Philosophy is required for teaching.
  • Experience teaching and advising diverse students. 
  • Previous administrative experience is a plus 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Strong commitment to continuous process improvement 
  • Regular availability in the office required, with at least 3 days a week working on campus during the semester. There will be more flexibility for remote work during the school breaks.

This position will require a minimum of 3 days on campus per week.

We regret that we will not be able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

All formal written offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.

How to apply
Application type Online
Applicants should submit the following with their application: 1.) Cover letter detailing experience with undergraduate advising, 2.) Resume, 3.) Teaching Statement, 4.) Sample syllabi
Web address to apply https://bit.ly/3W0DxX4
Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information https://bit.ly/3W0DxX4
Contact name Emily Ware
Contact email
Time created April 16, 2024, 6:49pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date October 13, 2024, 5:34pm EST
Expired on May 17, 2024, 10:54am EST
Last updated May 17, 2024, 2:54pm UTC
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