Duke University, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Position ID:Duke-Civil and Environmental Engineering-PD_BORSUK1 [#24515, 3820]
Position Title: Executive Director for RESILE
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Appl Deadline:2023/03/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/03/10)
Position Description:    

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The Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University (Durham, NC) invites applications for an Executive Director to co-lead and manage RESILE, a new academic and industry collaborative. The mission of RESILE is to leverage advances in the technology, finance, and healthcare sectors to transform adverse climate risks into favorable, inclusive, and inspiring outcomes.

The core competencies of RESILE will be in the areas of systems design and simulation, machine learning and artificial intelligence, risk analysis and decision science, technology law and policy, organization and operations management, economics and financial engineering, and entrepreneurship.

The candidate will work in collaboration with Faculty Director, Dr. Mark Borsuk, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, but will collaborate closely with other institutions and industries, especially in the Research Triangle area.

Job Description:

The major responsibilities of this position will be to (1) establish and grow the RESILE collaborative; (2) serve as the managing director of the collaborative’s many and diverse activities; and (3) work with the scholarly community at Duke and industry partners to secure external funding for RESILE research and development. The person in this role will be expected to • gather an Advisory Committee of industry experts in resilience; • build partnerships with industry and other external constituencies; • organize networking events to support the formation of new collaborative research teams; • provide support to newly formed teams in planning meetings, assembling resources, and preparing external grant proposals; • assist funded teams with research and project management; • develop case studies, projects, and other modules for use in problem-based courses; • track and communicate program outcomes and measurable impact to various audiences, including administrators, alumni, and potential funders.


The ideal candidate will have many of the following qualifications: • a master’s or PhD degree or commensurate industry experience and expertise in engineering, environmental management, climate and sustainability science, applied economics, or a related discipline; • experience in innovation, economic development, research translation, and/or community and practitioner engagement, • strong project management skills, including organizing meetings and events, managing a budget, adhering to a project schedule, and tracking outcomes and outputs; • expertise in establishing collaborations and communicating with industry and/or community partners; • experience in product or system design in either a corporate, government, community, or academic setting; • demonstrated interest in climate resilience and adaptation, green tech innovation, sustainable product and process engineering, climate finance, and/or climate health impacts; • willingness to incorporate diverse perspectives, opportunities, and lived experiences into programmatic execution.

The position is expected to be full-time and on-site. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and a list of the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references.

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.

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Further Info:
121 Hudson Hall
Box 90287
Durham, NC 27708