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Harvard University Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs in Cambridge, Massachusetts

56878BRAuto req ID:56878BRJob Code:366060 Administrative Dean Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs for ScienceSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :060Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:

  • A minimum of five years of experience in academic administration and/or teaching at the university level

  • BA degree

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • Master’s degree preferred

  • Experience designing, interpreting, and applying policies and processes

  • A collaborative working style, strong interpersonal skills, and an ability to build strong relationships and influence decisions with people at all levels of the organization are essential

  • Must have excellent project management, problem identification, and problem-solving skills

  • Must be highly organized, flexible, and able to manage multiple challenging projects simultaneously in a fast-paced work setting

  • Strong understanding of the workings of academic departments

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, analytical abilities, and presentation skills

  • Demonstrated good judgment, tact, and discretion in handling sensitive and confidential information

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a high-functioning team

Additional Information:

COVID Vaccine Policy

The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard’s Vaccine & Booster Requirements ( . Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage:

Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Time Off: 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.

  • Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.

  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.

  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.

  • Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.

  • Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complimentary health services.

  • Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events, and many discounts throughout metro Boston.

We regret that Harvard University is unable to provide work authorization or visa sponsorship for this position.

All formal offers will be made by FAS HR.

Department:Science Division - Science Dean's OfficePre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentityJob Function:General Administration Job-Specific Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Dean of Science and working with the Dean for Faculty Affairs and Planning, the Assistant Dean of Faculty Affairs is responsible for overseeing faculty-related procedures in the Division of Science, including those related to faculty searches, faculty reviews and promotions, non-ladder and visiting faculty appointments, research appointments, and faculty leaves of absence. The Assistant Dean advises department chairs and administrators about appointment procedures, policies related to faculty, practices aimed at enhancing inclusion and belonging, and a wide range of faculty-related topics. In conjunction with the Dean for Faculty Affairs and Planning and colleagues in other divisions/SEAS, the Assistant Dean also helps maintain consistent application of faculty-related policies and procedures across the FAS. The Assistant Dean is responsible for preparing and executing the Division’s annual multi-million-dollar budget for non-ladder and visiting faculty appointments. Other responsibilities include drafting correspondence and reports, completing special projects for the Dean of Science, participating in academic planning for the Division, and advancing divisional priorities.

School/Unit:Faculty of Arts and Sciences 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.Working Conditions:

Work is performed in an office setting.

This position will be based in Cambridge, MA. Any remote work must be performed in a commutable state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CA, CT, MA, MD, ME, NH, NY, RI, and VT). Human Resources Consulting is currently developing hybrid workplace models which actively support some remote work (within a state in which Harvard is registered to do business) where business and team needs allow. Furthermore, individual flexible and remote work options for this role will be discussed during the interview process.

Job Summary:

Manage process for faculty searches, appointments, and promotions. Provide strategic direction, leadership, and guidance as a member of the senior division and FAS academic affairs leadership teams. Direct academic affairs operations including faculty support and training.

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.