The Media Lab is seeking a dynamic thought leader and confident manager with a strong background in research and innovation at the intersection of technology and society to serve as its next Director.
Since opening its doors 35 years ago, the MIT Media Lab has established itself as a world leader in the design and study of innovative technologies. Bringing together ideas from science, engineering, art, and design, the Media Lab invents new technologies that transform the ways people work, learn, create, and play. Unconstrained by traditional disciplines, Media Lab researchers strive to benefit society by creating technologies and experiences that enable people to understand and transform their lives, communities, and environments.
The Director is expected to lead the Media Lab through its next chapter within a highly interdisciplinary, exceptionally talented, and creative community of faculty, staff, and students. The Lab is entering a pivotal moment in its history; it is significantly larger in scale than in its formative years, is of greater global standing, and is working more widely across MIT than ever before. The Director will serve as an effective manager of people and steward of its culture, while actively fundraising in support of current and future Media Lab programs. As we are in a poignant moment, globally, with broader existential questions surfacing, the Director will be advancing the Lab’s unique structure and agenda in an uncharted era. 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.
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