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Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies

Categories: Northeast Region 1


Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences


Harvard University

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Position Description

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.


  • 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.
  • 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.

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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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Required Qualifications

  • This position requires a doctorate degree.
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong preference will be given to candidates with a doctorate degree (e.g. Ph.D.) in computer science or a related field.