Initiative for Science & Society, Duke University

2781 11750
Position ID:Duke-Initiative for Science & Society-INTERIMDIRECTOR [#11750]
Position Title: Interim Director of the Center on Science Policy & Society
Position Type:Administration
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Science Policy
Science and Technology Studies
Appl Deadline:2018/09/30 finished (2018/08/27, finished 2018/10/16, listed until 2018/09/30)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

We have an exciting opportunity for an Interim Director of a new Center for Science Policy & Society at the Duke Initiative for Science & Society. The Interim Director will lead the Center at the Duke Initiative for Science & Society, with an emphasis on advocating for and contributing to activities that focus on the intersection of science and policy, as well as science and societal interest. A signature program of the Center is the website, which tracks active legislation, regulation, and court judgements. Under the Center umbrella are executive education programs, new course offerings, new pedagogical tools for undergraduate and graduate students, the summer policy academy for Duke PhD students, and a summer policy institute for undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students. As leader of the Center, the Interim Director is responsible for: strategy and intellectual direction of all center programs; the policies under which they operate; annual budgeting and grant oversight; development of fundraising opportunities; and hiring, staff development, and supervision of the Center. The Interim Director will serve as a member of the Science & Society leadership team.

This opportunity is appropriate for individuals who are experienced in the principles and process of developing science policy, who is an innovative and entrepreneurial program builder. The successful candidate will possess leadership and project management skills, in addition to a talent for public speaking, network building, writing and communication. Administrative Responsibilities • Oversee Center operations and all Center programs, including, SciPol executive education and summer programs, new courses, and pedagogical modules. • Research, develop, and apply for Center and Center program funding opportunities. • Develop, implement, and oversee new Center programs related to Science Policy & Society. • Develop new partnerships, both internally at Duke University, and with external foundations, organizations, funders, and institutions. • Network, promote, and market Center to relevant stakeholders. • Oversee Center course offerings • Develop course modules on Science Policy for undergraduate and graduate students

Please apply through the Duke HR Website:

Duke 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 makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

Application Materials Required:
Those requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Box 90222
Durham, NC 27708

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