Reporting to the FAS Dean for Faculty Affairs and Planning, the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs works closely with divisional deans across FAS, administrative deans, and faculty chairs and leaders on a broad portfolio of high impact faculty related issues. This role will also interface closely with FAS Research Administration Services (RAS), the Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR), the Central Benefits Office, and the Harvard International Office (HIO), as well as the FAS Office for Postdoctoral Affairs on issues regarding postdoctoral fellows. The Associate Dean will also work closely with the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences on faculty and post-doc issues.
Oversight of all research appointments, including relevant issues, policies, and procedures. The Senior Associate Dean's work on issues, policies and procedures includes interfacing with FAS Research Administration Services (RAS), the Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR), the Central Benefits Office, and the Harvard International Office (HIO), as appropriate. The Senior Associate Dean also works closely with the FAS Office for Postdoctoral Affairs on issues regarding postdoctoral fellows.
Collaborates with RAS and OVPR on issues, policies, and procedures related to conflict of commitment and conflict of interest and other research support and compliance issues, as well as other grants-related issues that intersect with the work of the Office for Faculty Affairs (OFA) (e.g., issues surrounding effort reporting, or the interaction of grants and family leave for research appointments ). Works closely with the Provost's Office, the FAS academic divisions (of arts and humanities; social science; and science), and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences on issues related to faculty outside activities.
Responsible for the recruitment and retention of tenure-track faculty. Has oversight of HR issues related to Faculty Deans and Resident Deans (28 Faculty Deans and 13 Resident Deans), who lead and support Harvard College's residential Houses for all undergraduate students (over 6,000). In collaboration with the Office of Undergraduate Education (OUE), the Associate Dean has oversight of HR issues, policies, and procedures related to Teaching Assistants.
Collaborates with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) in developing and implementing training for FAS faculty on best practices related to Harvard's contract with the Harvard Graduate Students Union. In addition, works on ad hoc projects and represents the Office for Faculty Affairs on FAS and University committees, as appropriate.
Salary Grade: 062
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
A Ph.D. and a minimum of five years of experience in academic administration.
Experience with strategic planning and implementing programs. Strong interpersonal, problem-solving, and organizational skills. Excellent analytical and oral and written communication skills, including attention to detail. Experience working with faculty is highly desirable. Demonstrated ability to handle confidential matters with discretion. Ability to multitask, prioritize, and work effectively as part of a team as well as the ability to execute projects and assignments independently and with minimal oversight.
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About Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences
The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University seeks to strengthen teaching and research about pressing ethical issues; to foster sound norms of ethical reasoning and civic discussion; and to share the work of our community in the public interest.
Widespread ethical lapses of leaders in government, business and other professions prompt demands for more and better moral education. More fundamentally, the increasing complexity of public life - the scale and range of problems and the variety of knowledge required to deal with them - make ethical issues more difficult, even for men and women of good moral character. Not only are the ethical issues we face more complex, but the people we face them with are more diverse, increasing the frequency and intensity of our ethical disagreements.
Given these changes in the United States and in societies around the globe, the Center seeks to help meet the growing need for teachers, scholars, and leaders who address questions of moral choice across many of the professions and in public life more generally, and promotes a perspective on ethics informed by both theory and practice. We explore the connection between the problems t...hat professionals confront and the social and political structures in which they act. More generally, we address the ethical issues that all citizens face as they make the choices that profoundly affect the present and future of their societies in our increasingly interdependent world.