Program Director, AI Accelerator, Schwarzman College of Computing Center
Company: MIT
Location: Cambridge, MA
Job Schedule: Full-time
Published In: Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
Published On: 08/23/2019

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture - and benefits - that just aren't found together anywhere else. If you're curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future - then take a look at this opportunity.

PROGRAM DIRECTOR, AI ACCELERATOR, SCHWARTZMAN COLLEGE OF COMPUTING CENTER, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) , to collaborate with the Air Force director, MIT AF Accelerator director, and faculty lead on the AI Accelerator program on coordinating/managing the program goals of advancing artificial intelligence (AI) research, fostering idea acceleration and technology incubation, and facilitating the maturation of AI technology for commercialization and rapid deployment. Will execute the program's strategic plan; oversee/coordinate day-to-day operations on the MIT side; serve as liaison to key stakeholders to increase awareness of and engagement in the center; speak at conferences/symposia; collaborate with experts from academia/industry/government on the project's research aspects; prepare reports; and collaborate with team members on setting strategic directions.

The MIT-Air Force AI Accelerator is a state-of-the-art, end-to-end, sustainable pipeline of AI technology from basic research to operational prototype.

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Job Requirements

REQUIRED : bachelor's degree; eight years' experience working in a research environment, including at least four managing complex research initiatives; demonstrated success managing large-scale projects with a team of internal researchers and diverse stakeholder representation; familiarity with multidisciplinary computing research and ability to advance major initiatives with worldwide reach; diplomacy and tact; ability to present compelling arguments, think strategically, set priorities, coordinate multiple tasks, revise plans/methods, build consensus, negotiate, work across boundaries, meet competing deadlines, deliver results, and communicate complex technical information; experience effectively engaging with senior faculty/university administrators/outside stakeholders; success creating new programs/initiatives/services; excellent relationship management, leadership, project management, client service, presentation, and verbal and written communication skills; and proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). Ph.D. in a relevant technical field, familiarity with MIT, and experience working with university industry partners preferred. Job #17896-12

Must be able to attend evening and/or weekend meetings/events and travel domestically (and potentially internationally) up to 20% of the time. This position is funded through May 15, 2024, with the possibility of renewal based on the availability of funding.


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

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