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Associate Director or Research and Development

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Associate Director or Research and Development
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Associate Director or Research and Development
Position Summary
The Associate Director for Research and Development helps Duke Learning Innovation improve Duke's teaching and learning outcomes, both on campus and online, and partners with Duke faculty to advance learning science R&D. The Associate Director assists in the design, development and scale-up of effective teaching and learning technologies and practices. This is a 2-year term position with the possibility of renewal.
About Duke Learning Innovation
Our Mission
Duke Learning Innovation helps Duke students learn more and enables more people to learn from Duke. We do this in several ways, including:
  • Partnering with Duke faculty to support new approaches to student-centered and active learning.
  • Building the ecosystem of education technology tools that support learning and working with departments and faculty to curate tools for the needs and learning goals of programs and disciplines.
  • Supporting online learning opportunities that offer flexibility to Duke students, reach the extended community of alumni and prospective students, and extend Duke's global impact.
  • Exploring leading edge projects, partnering with faculty to gather data from Duke's learning platforms and publishing research, and seeking grants and sponsored R&D
  • Opportunities to build and pilot new technologies.

Our current activities are shown on our Year in Progress page.
Responsibilities
Establish and define an R&D process (50%)
  • Establish and manage a Research and Development plan for Learning Innovation and Duke
  • Collaborate with the Learning Innovation team to design programs that advance the R&D agenda and learning at Duke
  • Define and develop a "phased trial" approach to educational interventions that calibrates investments and scales pilots based on efficacy data and impact

Build partnerships for projects and experiments (20%)
  • Broker partnerships with Duke researchers who are interested in educational improvement to execute R&D around educational interventions
  • Build partnerships with foundations, government agencies, and other universities
  • Identify and develop new projects and external funding opportunities and coordinate applications for grants

Manage current Learning Innovation grant projects (20%)
  • Manage Learning Innovation's existing grants (e.g., Office of Naval Research)

Address R&D data and policy issues (10%)
  • Use cost-benefit analysis to develop policies and processes that balance data privacy with the need for continuous improvement and evidence-based practices

Supervisory Responsibilities
Supervision of student intern(s) and occasional supervision of additional Learning Innovation staff. Possibility of R&D Lab staff, depending on the availability of funding.
Qualifications
It is the expectation that all Duke University Libraries staff members will demonstrate exceptional workplace behaviors in the execution of their specific position responsibilities. These behaviors are customer focus, collaboration, creative problem solving, continuous learning and a commitment to diversity. In addition, managers and supervisors are expected to help develop a common vision by providing clear direction and priorities, clarifying roles and responsibilities, and promoting mutual understanding through effective communication. They are also expected to take the time to effectively plan and evaluate performance, provide feedback, recognition and coaching, and develop employees to achieve their personal and organizational goals.

Education:

Required:

MA/MS/MBA/PhD with a focus on Design-based Implementation Research, Learning Science, Information Science, Learning Analytics, Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, Anthropology, UI/UX, or a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience

Experience:

Required:
  • Demonstrated success leading and managing complex projects
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience conducting academic research
  • Ability to convene and coordinate across teams and build relationships among diverse groups
  • Experience as an adaptable member of a team in a fast-paced professional environment
  • Familiarity with educational technology, emerging online education models, and issues in higher education
  • Excellent team and communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work well in a multicultural and collaborative environment

Preferred:
  • UI/UX or design thinking experience
  • Experience building a team from scratch
  • Grant-seeking success

Working Conditions
  • Normal office environment
  • Must be able to lift 30 pounds
  • Attendance at occasional weekend events
  • Occasional travel required
  • Must be able to work in an environment in which exposure to materials containing dust and mold is possible

Environment
Since its founding in 1924, Duke University has grown into one of the most prestigious private universities in the world and its medical center ranks annually among the top in the nation. The Duke University Libraries are the shared center of the university's intellectual life, connecting people and ideas. The Libraries consist of the Perkins Library, Bostock Library, Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Lilly Library, and Music Library, and the library at the Duke Marine Laboratory in Beaufort. Duke's library holdings of 6.2 million volumes are among the largest of private universities in the United States.

Duke is a diverse community committed to the principles of excellence, fairness, and respect for all people. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. We believe that when we understand, celebrate, and tap into our uniqueness to creatively solve problems and address shared goals, our possibilities are limitless. Duke University Libraries value diversity of thought, perspective, experience, and background and are actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect.

Duke's hometown is Durham, North Carolina, a city with vibrant research, medical and arts communities, and numerous shops, restaurants and theaters. Durham is located in the Research Triangle, a growing metropolitan area of more than one million people that provides a wide range of cultural, recreational and educational opportunities. The Triangle is conveniently located just a few hours from the mountains and the coast, offers a moderate climate, and has been ranked among the best places to live and to do business.
Duke offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes both traditional benefits such as health insurance, leave time and retirement, as well as wide ranging work/life and cultural benefits. Details can be found at: http://www.hr.duke.edu/benefits/index.php.

Salary and Benefits
Salary dependent on qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits package includes 15 days of vacation, 13 holidays, 12 days sick leave; health, dental, disability and life insurance and support for professional development and training



Requisition Number
401408162

Location
Durham

Duke Entity
UNIVERSITY

Job Code
1435 PROGRAM DIR

Job Family Level
13

Exempt/Non-Exempt
Exempt

Full Time / Part Time
FULL TIME

Regular / Temporary
Regular

Shift
First/Day

Minimum Qualifications
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.
Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

Education

Work requires communications, analytical and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree program.

Experience

Work requires the ability to plan and administer programs and direct program activities within a specific functional area, generally acquired through four years of related experience. OR ANY OTHER EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE.

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Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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Posted: 6/12/2018
Application Due: 7/31/2018
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