Duke University, Office of the Dean, Pratt School of Engineering

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Position ID:Duke-FacultyResearchMento-DCITRUSKEY [#25665]
Position Title: Director of the Character Forward Initiative
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27701, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: STEM Discipline or STEM Education
Engineering Education
Appl Deadline: finished (2023/09/12, finished 2024/05/08, listed until 2024/03/12)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

We seek a highly motivated individual who will play a key role in inaugurating the Character Forward Initiative. This initiative represents a collaboration between the Pratt School of Engineering, the Kenan Institute for Ethics, and the Duke Divinity School, aimed at elevating discussions about character in relation to the responsibilities of engineers in tackling pressing societal issues. The position is joint between the Pratt School of Engineering and the Kenan Institute for Ethics. A successful candidate is expected to collaborate with engineering faculty to address character in their courses in a variety of ways, as well as develop a workshop for engineering faculty that addresses faculty innovation in character through courses and experiential activities. A successful candidate needs to be able to work across disciplines of ethics, philosophy, and engineering.

Candidates should have a PhD in philosophy, theology, engineering education, or related area, or an advanced degree with significant relevant experience integrating ethics and character development into courses. Having technical knowledge or experience working with STEM faculty would be a strong asset. Interested applicants should submit the following information: CV, statement of experience and interest in developing and teaching courses using a character framework, and the names and contact information of three references.  Applications received by October 15 will receive full consideration.

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.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
email address
Pratt School of Engineering, Office of the Dean
110 Science Drive, Teer Bldg 305
Box 90271
Durham, NC 27708