Position Description

Director, AI Bootcamp Program in Engineering and Applied Science
Job Category Fulltime Regular
ExemptOvertimeEligible Exempt
Benefits Eligible Benefit Based
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Caltech is a world-renowned science and engineering institute that marshals some of the world's brightest minds and most innovative tools to address fundamental scientific questions. We thrive on finding and cultivating talented people who are passionate about what they do. Join us and be a part of the diverse Caltech community.

Job Summary

We are searching for a dynamic and creative individual to serve as the inaugural director of Caltech’s new AI Bootcamp Program in the Division of Engineering and Applied Science (EAS). The mission of the program is to ensure that every EAS researcher at Caltech has access to efficient training in the most up-to-date AI methods that they need to pursue their science and engineering research. 

The AI Bootcamp Director will survey the needs of EAS scientists and engineers, organize bootcamps experimenting with different formats (topics, number of days, bring-your-data, etc.) and organization styles (faculty speakers, graduate student tutorials, hands-on teaching, project-driven learning), and partner with tech companies who are developing AI tools to organize hands-on instruction. The Director will also develop and offer training sessions in their own areas of expertise. This is an opportunity for a curious and highly self-motivated individual to contribute to the Caltech educational and research mission.

Essential Job Duties

Reporting to the head of the CMS Department, the AI Bootcamp Director will be responsible for establishing and implementing a unique program in EAS at Caltech. A small steering committee, composed of Caltech faculty, will help the Director reach the target audiences and develop a one-of-a-kind program that is aimed at allowing EAS’s scientific and engineering researchers to stand apart in the depth and sophistication they use in applying AI to their research endeavors.

  • Understand the needs of EAS researchers through formal and informal survey methods in order to develop and organize bootcamps of varying formats and duration.
  • Teach, hire, train, and manage other instructors; partner with tech companies who are developing AI tools to organize hands-on instruction. 
  • Experiment with different formats (e.g., topics, number of days, bring-your-data, etc.) and organization styles (e.g., faculty speakers, graduate student tutorials, hands-on teaching, and project-driven learning) to achieve maximum impact.
  • Adopt the highest standards in diversity, equity and inclusion.

Basic Qualifications

  • MS in Computer Science or related field or higher.
  • Broad knowledge of AI methods (including Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Robotics, Natural Language Processing and related fields).
  • Demonstrated ability to apply AI methods (in industry or science).
  • Demonstrated ability and passion for teaching, and demonstrated leadership skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in Computer Science or related field.

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Cover Letter. Describe why you are interested in the position. Please also describe your training and experience in applying methods of artificial intelligence to science and/or industry. Target length: 1 - 2 pages.
  • Reference Letters. Three to five letters of reference. Confidential letters of recommendation should be emailed to employment@caltech.edu. Emails should include the applicant's name and the position title, Director, AI Bootcamp Program in Engineering and Applied Science.

For exploratory inquiries please contact Ms. Caroline Murphy (caroline@caltech.edu).

Hiring Range

$149,000 - $194,400 Per Year

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

As one of the largest employers in Pasadena, CA, Caltech is committed to providing comprehensive benefits to eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Our benefits package includes competitive compensation, health, dental, and vision insurance, retirement savings plans, generous paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick time, parental leave, bereavement, etc.), tuition reimbursement, and more. Non-benefit eligible employees will have access to some benefits such as onsite counseling and sick time. Learn more about our benefits and staff perks

COVID-19 Vaccine Required for All Employees

Caltech has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy effective October 15, 2021, requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for all employees (with Institute-approved exemptions for religious or medical contraindications only). At present, an individual is deemed “fully vaccinated” when that person has received, at least 14 days prior, either the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series (e.g., Pfizer or Moderna) or a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson). Upon eligibility, employees are required to receive the COVID-19 booster as part of the vaccine mandate. As a condition of employment, employees must submit official COVID-19 vaccine documentation. More information may be found here.

EEO Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Caltech is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

To read more Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) go to eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf.

Disability Accommodations

If you would like to request an accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to Caltech Recruiting at employment@caltech.edu

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