Professor Tim Jamison to conclude term as associate provost June 30

Chemistry Professor Tim Jamison’s three-year term as associate provost will conclude June 30, according to a May 19 email from Provost Cynthia Barnhart PhD ’88. Barnhart wrote that Tim was appointed in 2019 to “advance the Institute’s efforts to cultivate an inclusive and diverse community.”

Prior to serving as associate provost, Jamison was head of the chemistry department from 2015 to 2019.

As associate provost, Jamison helped recruit and support a new Institute Community and Equity Officer, foster a positive campus climate, facilitate faculty programs, revise MIT’s tenure policy to include mentoring and advising, and aid schools and departments in their local initiatives.

Jamison co-chaired or was a member of several working groups and committees, including the Committee on Race and Diversity; the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Action Plan steering team; the Committee on Graduate Student Advising and Mentoring; the Working Group on Disclosures; the Renovations Subcommittee of the Committee for Renovation and Space Planning; the Digital Accessibility Working Group, and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Working Group on Academic and Organizational Relationships. Jamison also co-chaired two refinement and implementation committees as part of Task Force 2021; the committees were focused on strengthening the pipeline of underrepresented minority researchers and on graduate student mentoring and advising.

After leaving his role, Jamison will take a one-year sabbatical beginning July 1, during which “he will enjoy dedicating more time to mentoring and research” before returning as a full-time faculty member.