The Project on Managing the Atom(MTA)conducts and disseminates policy-relevant research on nuclear weapons, nuclear energy, and nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament. The project supports an international group of 10 to 15 pre- and post-doctoral fellows and other experts working on these issues and helps to advance their research work through seminars, workshops, and conferences. MTA is part of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School.The Project on Managing the Atom is committed to diversity and inclusion; we seek candidates who are committed to building a diverse community.
Working in close partnership with faculty lead Professor Matthew Bunnand other MTA staff, the Executive Director is responsible for managing all aspects of the MTA research group. This includes:
Helping to conceive and direct, and participating in, high-impact research and policy outreach efforts;
Promoting, leading, and managing the fellowship program, including overseeing recruitment and selection of research fellows and participating in mentoring;
Working with faculty to raise funds to support the project;
Managing and allocating budgets and expenses;
Managing the weekly research seminar and other activities for fellows and staff;
Overseeing and mentoring a small permanent staff;
Organizing workshops and conferences in Cambridge and abroad;
Overseeing preparation of publications;
Coordinating with the rest of the Belfer Center;
Serving as focal point for MTA's participation in the Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy initiative; and
Expected tobuild a cooperative, respectful, and inclusive research community.
Salary: $77,400 - $132,400. Starting salary will depend on experience, skills and pay equity.
Application. Candidates should submit a resume, including contact information; a cover letter; an analytical writing sample of 20 pages or less; and names, titles, and contact information for three references.
This position is a fully benefits-eligible term appointment through August 31, 2021, with the possibility of renewal.
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Located in the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, the Managing the Atom project is a multi-year, interdisciplinary research and policy outreach effort to address key strategic issues related to the future of nuclear weapons and nuclear energy. For more information visit the project website:belfercenter.org/mta.
Salary Grade: 058
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Master's Degree and at least 5 years of professional experience required. Experience must include either research on or policy formulation concerning nuclear issues.
Ph.D. or comparable degree is strongly preferred. Significant knowledge strongly preferred in at least one of the following areas: nuclear security and nuclear terrorism; strategic stability and nuclear arms control; international politics and economics of nuclear energy; the U.S. policy-making process;or international nuclear institutions.
Excellent research, writing, editing, time management, organizational, and communication skills are essential, as is the ability to work independently. Initiative, sound judgment,and attention to detail are required.Experience in an academic or think-tank setting a plus.Demonstrated skills and experience in preparing and presenting policy-relevant reports and other materials and prior experience preparing materials for publication also a plus.
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: 52183BR
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