Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration

Massachusetts Institute of Technology   Cambridge, MA   Full-time     Finance
Posted on November 21, 2023
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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Engineering (SoE), home to over 70% of MIT undergraduate students and nearly half of all graduate students seeks nominations and outstanding applications for the position of Assistant Dean of Finance and Administration. Reporting directly to Dean Anantha P. Chandrakasan, the Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration will be a key member of the Dean’s senior leadership team, serving as the senior financial leader of SoE and a collaborative partner and advisor to the Dean and SoE academic and administrative leadership, providing comprehensive financial analysis to support the development, implementation, and monitoring of SoE initiatives, plans, and overall strategic objectives. The Assistant Dean of Finance and Administration is a hands-on role involved in setting, overseeing, and implementing strategy for SoE. In partnership with the Assistant Dean for HR and Administration, the Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration will have broad responsibility for overseeing SoE’s administrative operations, with special focus on special projects and priorities, resource allocation and budgeting, and space planning. They will also work closely with the Assistant Dean for HR and Administration in faculty hiring and retention.


The next Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration will join a deeply collaborative environment where all successes are celebrated as a team. They will lead a high-performing, passionate, and diverse team of professionals, supporting four direct reports with clear guidance and expectations, trust, and transparency. They will work with faculty, staff, and student groups, modeling the highest standards of professional excellence, equity, and proactivity.


The School of Engineering seeks a talented and experienced individual to lead the finance and administration of this internationally renowned school of engineering, whose mission is to educate the next generation of engineering leaders, to create new knowledge, and to serve society. Successful candidates will possess a sophisticated financial, administrative, and operational skillset, including experience with sponsored research in an academic setting or other very high research activity organization, along with nimble administrative and organizational skills to complement the leadership and community of this leading-edge School of Engineering.


MIT School of Engineering has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to conduct this search. Confidential inquiries, nominations, and applications may be directed to the search firm as indicated at the end of this document.


Dan Rodas, Partner

Tim Lanigan, Senior Associate

Isaacson, Miller

263 Summer Street, 7th Floor

Boston, MA 02210


Electronic submission is strongly encouraged.


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 values diversity and inclusion and seeks to build and maintain a community and culture that celebrates and values diverse backgrounds, identities, and perspectives.