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August 22, 2018

New SciPol Center Looking for Leader

The Duke Initiative for Science & Society announces the formation of the Center for Science Policy and Society at Duke. The Interim Director will lead the Center, with emphasis on advocating for and contributing to activities at the intersection of science, policy and societal interest. A signature program of the Center is the website SciPol.org, which tracks active legislation, regulation, and court judgments. Also under the Center's 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 will be responsible for: strategy and intellectual direction of center programs;budget and grant oversight; fundraising; and hiring, staff development, and supervision of the Center. The ideal candidate is experienced in the principles and process of developing science policy, is an innovative program builder, and possesses leadership, project management, public speaking, networking, and communication skills. The Interim Director may be considered for the Director's position, to begin July 1, 2019. Find the full posting here.