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

1061 27504
Position ID:Duke-FacultyResearchMento-DCMGR2LUDLEE [#27504]
Position Title: Adjunct Professor - Non Regular Rank (curriculum development and course management)
Position Type:Non-regular rank faculty
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27701, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Design / Product Based Learning
Engineering / Design Engineering
Appl Deadline: (posted 2024/04/15, updated 2024/04/25, listed until 2024/10/15)
Position Description:    

Design Climate Program Coordinator

Join the Design Climate team and help shape the future of clean technology development at Duke University! Our goal is to make Design Climate the top clean tech innovation program in the world. Our signature program is a two-semester class sequence where student teams work with industry experts to apply Design Thinking principles to develop triple bottom line startups to address environmental sustainability challenges. We want to continue building up our portfolio of Design Climate student startup ideas and host complimentary events to inspire and connect the clean tech community at Duke. Please review the Design Climate website to learn more about the Design Climate program (https://designclimate.duke.edu/).

Primary responsibilities

The primary responsibilities for this role are to:

-         Assist with curriculum development and course management

o   Help make the Design Climate course best-in-class! The Design Climate curriculum is constantly improving, and we’re looking for people who are excited to incorporate best-in-class pedagogical techniques

o   Develop and curate lecture material for in-person and asynchronous lessons

o   Identify, coordinate, and arrange for guest lecturers to share cutting-edge Design Thinking and climate-related innovative approaches

o   Facilitate student projects work by identifying and acquiring necessary resources

-         Manage Design Climate project pipeline

o   Network with industry professionals and Duke faculty to identify exciting clean tech needs, solutions, and project opportunities

o   Manage relationships and help build out stakeholder network associated with each project

-         Manage course assistants (teaching assistant, program assistant, service learning assistant, etc)

-         Market Design Climate to students and external stakeholders

o   Mange Design Climate’s digital presence by updating the website and social media accounts

o   Develop marketing and communication materials for various channels (social media, newsletter, flyers, etc.)

o   Attend on-campus events to represent Design Climate

o   Attend local events to integrate Design Climate into the climate technology and entrepreneurship communities

-         Plan and host events

o   Plan and execute small group events

o   Plan and execute larger workshops/conferences

-         Support Design Climate Executive Director

Key Expertise and Strengths

The ideal candidate will have the following key expertise and strengths:

-          Design thinking, human centered design, or design background

-          Marketing experience

-          Event management experience

-          Interest in experiential learning course/program development

-          Interest in sustainability and climate technology

-          Interest in innovation and creating an entrepreneurial ecosystem

-          Detail oriented and highly organized

-          Great written communication and good eye for marketing material creation


Desired Educational Preparation

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree.

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:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

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