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The Harvard Radcliffe Institute is one of the world's leading centers for interdisciplinary exploration. We bring students, scholars, artists, and practitioners together to pursue curiosity-driven research, expand human understanding, and grapple with questions that demand insight from across disciplines.
The Institute's work is shaped by its history as the former Radcliffe College—a school founded to ensure that the standard of education embodied in Harvard was accessible to women, who were then excluded from the University. Radcliffe's defining commitment to women and the study of gender endures in the Institute's programs and the world-class collections of its Schlesinger Library. But the legacy of Radcliffe College is not simply coeducation at Harvard; it is the recognition that universities will always be greater when they draw wisdom and talent from the widest possible pool. This principle has guided the Institute's work for nearly a century and a half. Among the many distinguished schools of Harvard, the Institute is unique: interdisciplinary by design and animated by a legacy of promoting inclusion. The Institute's activities are organized into three core programs, overseen by the Associate Dean for Academic Programs:
Academic Ventures and Engagementorganizes a full calendar ofpublic events and exhibitions that reflect Radcliffe's commitment to expanding access to the University and to supporting the open and productive exchange of ideas. The program also incubates interdisciplinary research and develops innovative civic and community partnerships.
The Fellowship Programannually accepts 50 outstanding scholars, scientists, artists, and practitioners, who come together to advance the frontiers of human knowledge as members of a residential interdisciplinary community like no other.
Reporting to the Dean, the Associate Dean for Academic Programs (
Master's degree required. Ph.D. or J.D. preferred.
Ten years' progressively responsible experience in academic leadership, which includes experience managing both individuals and teams.
The incumbent in this position will garner the trust and respect of the dean, senior colleagues and staff, and will serve as a key advisor, advocate, implementer, collaborator and consensus builder; will provide strategic leadership and effectively represent the interests, priorities, goals, and aspirations of HRI with multiple and varied audiences and stakeholders (university administrators, faculty, practitioners, and other HRI community members); will demonstrate commitment to multidisciplinary programming and to fostering diversity, inclusion and belonging in all facets of the Institute's programming and among students, faculty and staff. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, are critical for success; fundraising experience preferred.
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.
Internal Number: 53281BR
About Harvard University Radcliffe Institute
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. The 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.