RESEARCH PROJECT MANAGER, UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SUPPORT

Duke University

United States

September 3, 2022

Description

Duke University and Duke University Health System require all students, faculty and staff to receive the COVID-19 and influenza vaccines. After you have officially accepted a position at Duke, you may request a religious or medical accommodation.

RESEARCH PROJECT MANAGER, UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SUPPORT

Work Arrangement:

Requisition Number: 206009

Regular or Temporary: Regular

Location:

Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area: UNIVERSITY

Date: Jul 28, 2022

Duke University:

Duke University was created in 1924 through an indenture of trust by James Buchanan Duke. Today, Duke is regarded as one of America's leading research universities. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke is positioned in the heart of the Research Triangle, which is ranked annually as one of the best places in the country to work and live. Duke has more than 15,000 students who study and conduct research in its 10 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. With about 40,000 employees, Duke is the third largest private employer in North Carolina, and it now has international programs in more than 150 countries.

Occupational Summary:

The Director for the Undergraduate Research Support (URS) will provide day- to-day leadership for the URS Office within the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences. The Director will be a creative thinker and visionary who, working with partners across campus, will aim to provide all Duke students equal access and motivation to complete a mentored research experience. The Director must be a dynamic leader that understands the research landscape for undergraduates at a R1 university, can establish broad faculty participation, collaborates well with units across the University, and understands the diverse backgrounds and needs of undergraduate students. The Director will supervise and work collaboratively with the URS Program Coordinator and will report to the Dean of Academic Affairs for Trinity College.

Program Management (60%)

  • Create a vision and plan to educate and engage all students in undergraduate research, including a robust vision for an introductory undergraduate experience that exposes students to the concept of research and its value in different disciplinary fields
  • Identify and make legible the many connections between different undergraduate research opportunities on campus and credit-bearing opportunities within the Trinity curriculum
  • Lead small committees of readers designed to promote, evaluate, and award various URS student research grants
  • Collaborate with other academic enrichment programs
  • Organize annual Visible Thinking Symposium highlighting awardees research findings and identify national and international conference opportunities for students to present
  • Identify internal and external funding opportunities for undergraduate student research
  • Develop systems and structures that strengthen graduate and undergraduate mentor/mentee relationships through research
  • Work closely with the Trinity Assessment team to capture critical data surrounding undergraduate research experiences
  • Contribute to the already robust natural and quantitative science research landscape, while building scalable initiatives to bolster research opportunities in the social sciences and humanities
  • Communications (20%)

  • Create and maintain a communications plan
  • Create and maintain collegial relationships with a campus wide network of faculty, staff, and administrators to promote mentored research opportunities for undergraduates and celebrate student successes
  • Maintain URS website, and create alternative avenues for improved undergraduate online experience (i.e. student features, upcoming events, research opportunities, etc.)
  • Develop advising strategies that center the student experience, and act as conduit for wide-ranging research initiatives across campus
  • Supervision (10%)

  • Work collaboratively with the Program Coordinator to ensure that the URS office is a vibrant and recognizable stand-alone space on campus via programming, communications, and new initiatives.
  • Budget Management (10%)

  • Manage URS operating budget, and design equitable and thoughtful criteria for disbursement of annual grant monies in alignment with the mission of the office.
  • Minimum Qualifications Education

    Master's degree in social sciences or similar curricula preferred.

    Experience

    Minimum of three years of related program evaluation experience. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

    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 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 essentialjob 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.

    Nearest Major Market: Durham Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

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