The Division of Continuing Education (DCE) seeks a Director for our Information Technology (IT) program. Reporting to the Associate Dean and Chief Innovation Officer (curriculum and course offerings) and to the Dean of Academic Programs (day-to-day running of the graduate degree program), the Director is responsible for overseeing our Master of Liberal Arts degree in the fields of software engineering, information management systems, and digital media design, and works with our Director of Certificates and Weekend Offerings on the following five professional graduate certificates: cybersecurity, software engineering, web technologies, programming, and data science. The Director assesses the value and effectiveness of the current curriculum design for our IT degree offerings and, when appropriate and with governance approval, designs and implements changes to the required curriculum. Works to promote strong retention and graduation rates. Ensures admission requirements are yielding qualified degree candidates capable of Harvard-rigor course work. Evaluates the research skills needed by students to produce high quality and original master's level research. Proposes changes and offers academic support services to enhance those skills. Oversees the thesis proposal process for the software engineering and digital media fields by teaching a thesis proposal tutorial each semester and matching students to qualified thesis directors. Ensures that degree candidates who live at a distance can complete all requirements, while still maintaining the integrity of the residency requirement. Responsible for hiring Harvard faculty, Boston-area faculty, and industry professionals to teach new and relevant courses that add value to the IT course offerings for non-degree, degree, and graduate certificate students.
The Division of Continuing Education (DCE) comprises several entities including the Harvard Extension School, the Harvard Summer School, the Harvard Professional Development Programs and the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement. For more than a century, Harvard Extension School has made Harvard faculty and teaching accessible to a diverse community of local, national, and international students. Harvard Extension School enrolls approximately 13,000 students per year in approximately 65 liberal arts and professional fields. More than 650 open enrollment online and classroom courses are offered at affordable prices to our communities across the world. Harvard Summer School offers approximately 300 courses on the Harvard Campus to 6,000 secondary school, college and adult learners and more than 30 international study abroad programs for up to 600 students each summer. The Division also includes the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement with approximately 550 active members and Harvard Professional Development Programs offering about 60 two-day, noncredit courses annually. All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.
Salary Grade: 058
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
A minimum of eight years experience in higher education or industry IT setting. Experience mentoring graduate students and/or directing thesis projects. Experience teaching computer science Experience with higher education administration, specifically faculty recruitment and development as well as curriculum oversight. Bachelor's Degree in a computer science field is required
Strong interpersonal skills with faculty, staff and student populations as well as a collaborative, collegial, inclusive management style. Experience with adult continuing education students Advanced degree (Master or PhD) in a computer science field is strongly preferred Experience teaching computer science in an online environment, preferred. Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: 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, or any other characteristic protected by law.
About Harvard University Division of Continuing Education
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. T...he University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.