Director, Media Lab

Massachusetts, United States
29 Sep 2020
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29 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

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 futurethen take a look at this opportunity.

DIRECTOR, Media Lab, to serve as the next director of the Media Lab, leading it through its next chapter within a highly interdisciplinary, exceptionally talented, and creative community of faculty, staff, and students. Will serve as an effective manager of people and steward of its culture, actively fund-raise in support of current and future programs, and advance the lab’s unique structure and agenda in an uncharted era as the new dimensionalities of a global pandemic and its unknown economic consequences demand fresh thinking regarding the lab’s role within the world’s research and innovation landscape.  May be considered for tenure at MIT.

Since opening its doors thirty-five years ago, the MIT Media Lab has established itself as a world leader in the design and study of innovative technologies.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a strong record of leading a research organization; significant experience and successful track record in financial management and fund-raising; excellent communication skills and ability to tell the Media Lab story and articulate its vision, both internally and externally; experience demonstrating strong, effective, equitable, inclusive, and transparent management practices in a large or complex organization; comfort working in both academic and industry environments; and the ability to implement the lab’s research and funding strategy and see important trends and the potential role the lab can play at MIT and the world at large.  Seek someone who appreciates cultivating independent thought, advancing the boundaries of academic thought, and coalescing a faculty body.  Job #18823-S 

The Media Lab is working with a search firm, Russell Reynolds Associates, on this search. A full job description and additional application instructions are available at

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.

MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.

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