The Director for Active Learning, Electrical Engineering is a member of the Active Learning Labs (ALL) leadership team at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). This position reports directly to the Assistant Dean for Teaching and Learning and provides leadership for and oversight of the electrical engineering labs within the Active Learning Labs. The Director contributes to and carries out the vision of the SEAS Assistant Dean for Teaching and Learning through the management and support of the electrical engineering group.
Ensure a welcoming and inclusive lab environment for all students, staff, and faculty.
Oversee and manage the operation and daily activities of the electrical engineering teaching facilities.
Partner and collaborate with SEAS faculty to design, create, develop, and implement new laboratory activities for courses. Oversee faculty engagement and recruitment for new courses. Provide support and assistance with the development of new lab activities in other disciplines as needed.
Develop, supervise, and instruct technical hands-on workshops on electrical engineering topics during the fall and spring semesters, as well as for special programs and summer activities.
Train students and course teaching fellows on the use and application of electrical engineering lab instrumentation. Assist students with laboratory activities.
Oversee the expansion of the electrical engineering instructional labs at the new Allston campus. Seek faculty input and plan for state-of-the-art lab instrumentation for course support. Review faculty requests for new equipment, purchase and maintain new equipment, and work with Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) and Science Operations to ensure that lab inventory adheres to Boston safety regulations.
Maintain a safe and healthy lab working environment. Oversee compliance and implementation of safety protocols in the electrical engineering labs. Responsible for the maintenance and enforcement of safety regulations during and after regular lab operation hours. Responsible for the maintenance and updates of lab equipment; interacting with vendors to ensure ongoing maintenance/servicing of lab resources.
Advise undergraduate students on senior design projects and provide support as a freshman academic advisor.
Actively participate in graduate-level Master's in Design Engineering (MDE) program within SEAS and the Graduate School of Design (GSD), serving as mentor for graduate-level student projects.
May serve as teaching staff for senior-level engineering design projects course, ES100.
Collaborate with the Assistant Dean to build and manage the electrical engineering team within the Active Learning Labs. Develop team and unit-based growth strategies.
Manage the hiring process for team members, directly supervise regular staff and temporary employees, including part-time unit interns and undergraduate lab monitors.
Assign work, support skill and career development, provide regular and ongoing performance feedback, handle performance issues, participate in problem resolution, and conduct performance reviews.
Work closely with SEAS human resources on staff recruitment, employee relations, policies, and other human resources related issues.
Manage unit spending for all electrical engineering courses, evaluating ways to reduce spending by sharing and/or recycling purchases within our interdisciplinary sub-teams.
Develop annual unit budget vision and capital equipment planning. Provide guidance on new acquisitions and purchases. Create detailed semester-based spending reports to be shared with the Assistant Dean.
Collaborate with the Assistant Dean to extend Active Learning Labs (ALL) course support beyond SEAS, developing curriculum for courses within the General Education Program, Graduate School of Design, and Harvard Business School.
Provide regular and ongoing executive updates and unit summaries to the Assistant Dean.
Develop semester-based unit vision and end-of-the-semester executive reports to the Assistant Dean.
Foster strong partnerships with other unit directors, managers and staff within SEAS and the broader Harvard community.
Partner with colleagues on summer outreach program(s). May contribute to activities such as curriculum design, recruiting faculty, scheduling and space planning logistics, and/or budgeting.
Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to be considered for this position.
The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences does not provide visa sponsorship for administrative and staff positions.
Many SEAS employees are eligible for Flexible Work Arrangements, which may be explored during the interview process.
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About SEAS The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences serves as the connector and integrator of Harvard's teaching and research efforts in engineering, applied sciences, and technology. Our core tenets are educating broad-minded students; interdisciplinary research; integration across disciplines; and balancing theory, experimentation and practice to create an unmatched environment for learning and exploration. Through collaboration with researchers from all parts of Harvard, other universities, and industry, we bring discovery and innovation directly to bear on improving human life and society. For more information about us, please visit www.seas.harvard.edu.
Salary Grade: 058
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
A minimum of 7 years of professional and/or academic experience in electrical engineering
Advanced degree (MS or PhD) in Electrical Engineering preferred
Strong organizational skills, creativity, and self-motivation
Effective communicator both orally and in writing
Ability and willingness to juggle multiple projects
Demonstrated track record of mentoring and training
Strong interest in managing a team in a diverse and collaborative work environment
Specialization in Radio Frequency (RF) and Communication System Design
RF Board Design
Co-Simulation with components
RF Board Fabrication
Specialization in Integrated Circuit (IC), VLSI, or System on a Chip Design
Preference for experience with mixed signal design
Familiarity with full implementation flow: design, Hardware/software Co-simulation, verification, layout and test
Experience in an instructional (university) laboratory setting
Experience with laboratory resource management
Familiarity with cross-disciplinary applications of EE, such as biological signal transduction and processing, mechatronics, etc.
Familiarity with all of the following is preferred:
Electromagnetic simulation software, such as HFSS, COMSOL
C, C++, Arduino framework
Python, MATLAB (Simulink)
Altium, Eagle, KiCAD
HDLs (Verilog/VHDL), ISEs (Xilinx Vivado)
Cadence, Synopsys, Mentor Graphics
Oscilloscopes and other benchtop electrical engineering setups and equipment
Spectrum analyzers and VNAs
Microcontroller development boards and related programing interfaces: UART, I2C, SPI, USB
Hand-soldering of through-hole and surface-mount components
National Instruments DAQs
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: 53286BR
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