Founded in 1887, Clark was one of the first all-graduate
institutions in the United States. Today the University is a
highly-ranked, student-centered institution educating approximately
2,350 undergraduate and 1,150 graduate students to be imaginative
and contributing citizens of the world and to advance the frontiers
of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and
creative effort. This commitment to scholarship and inquiry
reflects the University's commitment to "challenge convention and
change our world" and to address issues of critical importance to
society. It is also reflected by Clark's many national and
international distinctions, including recognition for its diversity
and inclusion efforts, innovation, community engagement and impact,
as a top green campus, and for having a distinguished geography and
international development program. Clark has also been included in
the groundbreaking Colleges that Change Lives guide since it was
first published in 1996.
Clark is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a dynamic, diverse
city "on the rise." The second largest city in New England,
Worcester is home to 11 institutions of higher learning and is
increasingly recognized for its growing healthcare and
biotechnology communities, its thriving cultural scene, and as a
vibrant food hub.
The Academic Program Lead (APL)for computer science is an
integral member of Clark's School of Professional Studies
administrative and academic team, this position works closely with
the dean's office on academic and student matters involving the MS
in Computer Science and our undergraduate work in applied computer
science. The APL will be responsible for the academic oversight and
direction of the MS in Computer Science and will provide assistance
in the planning and oversight of SPS Undergraduate computer-based
courses and programs. In addition, this position is responsible for
managing the program and course schedule, evaluation and hiring of
academically qualified faculty, and providing academic oversight
for the degree programs. As the MS in Computer Science is
done in partnership with the Department of Computer Science within
Clark's Arts and Science Program, this individual will also be the
unit's point person for the coordination and management of the MOU
governing the program.
The APL will be responsible for the evaluation and admission of
qualified applicants in conjunction with the office of graduate
enrollment management. The APL will also participate in
events such as new student admission days, student orientation,
capstone evaluation and SPS open house. Occasional student
recruitment will include face-to-face meetings and follow up calls
with prospective students.
The successful candidate will demonstrate high level of content
specialization, attention to detail, experience managing competing
priorities, and excellent organizational skills. The
individual should be comfortable serving in a high profile academic
lead role within an entrepreneurial market-facing unit. In
addition, the successful candidate will have the following
- Act as the point person through application submission to
onboarding of students within the degree programs.
- Responsible for managing course schedules, identifying and
resolving student and faculty issues, and communicating with
faculty, students, and other academic units on campus.
- Identify qualified contingent faculty to teach courses.
- Teaches three courses annually in the MS CS degree
- Act as the point person with the Computer Science Department in
Arts and Sciences.
- Ensure the student experience from the recruitment and
admissions process, advising and degree completion is managed in a
professional and high-quality student-focused fashion.
- Core to the work, a successful candidate will meet each
established student cohort milestones (recruitment numbers,
retention rates etc.) as well as provide part-time faculty
leadership and oversight. They must be able to manage and
coordinate amongst academic and administrative support
- Relevant master's degree required; doctorate preferred.
(Computer Science, Machine Learning, Computational Math etc.).
- Minimum 3-5 experience in teaching, academic administration or
managing a computer science program.
- Strong analytical skills to discern key information, grasp
potential ramifications, eliminate obstacles and proactively and
creatively problem solve.
- Ability to gather data, draw conclusions and make effective
- Excellent interpersonal, collaborative and communication
skills; demonstrated ability to establish positive working
relationships with all stakeholders (students, faculty,
- Skills in course planning, academic policy interpretation and
- Ability to maintain focus on priorities while multitasking.
Adaptable in a fast-paced environment.
- High degree of personal ownership and accountability.
- High degree of comfort working with diverse student and faculty
populations from multiple ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
- Strong organizational and time management skills; attention to
detail; ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion.
Clark University currently requires all employees and students
to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions will be made for
medical or disability reasons or religious beliefs, and could be
made, at the sole discretion of the University, for other
Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative
action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment
that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success
of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment
applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment
policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity
informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All
positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a
community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by
exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of
the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and
belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically
underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.
Clark University offers a generous benefit package for full and,
if applicable, part-time employees that include; paid time off,
generous retirement plan, group health and dental insurance, life
insurance, and tuition, along with use of many campus amenities.
For a complete list of benefits for eligible employees visit
To be considered for this position, you must submit your
credentials online. Create a Clark University
Careers Account by clicking on the APPLY
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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until
the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with skills and
HR to select: A successful background
check is required upon acceptance.