Project Scientist - Haas School of Business - Design Engineering and Innovation
University of California Berkeley
February 27, 2018
Open date: February 23rd, 2018
Next review date:March 12th, 2018 Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: March 27th, 2018 Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
Position: Project Scientist -Haas School of Business – Design Engineering and Innovation Location: Berkeley, CA Salary: $99,300 - $168,500 Start Date: July 1, 2018 (approximate) This is a two-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal for a third year
The Department of HAAS School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a Project Scientist (3390) position, Step I- IX in the area of Intersection of Design and Pedagogy at 50% percent time.
Responsibilities: Lead research on new models of education that are centered on delivering learning through hybrid theoretical-applied approaches. Conduct and execute research around a hypothesized model of how such education might be constructed in the future involving the use of project-centered courses that teach content-based learning objectives, but simultaneously deliver value to the greater world. The Project Scientist will research and explore various elements of the model with the goal of enabling the growth and adoption of new models of education that may or may not look like the hypothesized model. Much of the research will involve executing elements of the model and evaluating outcomes.
The key elements of the model that require research include determining what is thought of today as the 'core content' of any given subject curriculum and how a 'demand pull' model of learning that draws the 'core content' into the project-based classes might work. How would the 'core content' have to be structured, how would the projects have to be structured, and how would students be triggered to consume and show mastery of the 'core content'? Understanding this will require (1) creating more experiential education opportunities for students, (2) understating how to link those experiential education opportunities to learning 'core content', (3) teaching key 'backbone' content on problem framing and solving processes, teaming and communications skills and (4) building ecosystems to ensure graduates are ready to create impact upon graduation and can make smooth transitions into the world of practice.
The Project Scientist will launch the research with a literature review to uncover both what is already known about flipped classroom learning and the variety of learning models that best represent what happens in a flipped learning environment. It will also involve understanding existing experiments at UC Berkeley and elsewhere in flipped classroom learning and how far they have gone, and what has been learned to date. It will also involve generating the underlying process and teaming curriculum and experimenting with embedding that curriculum in a variety of courses across the Berkeley campus and elsewhere. The position is based in Berkeley, California.
Minimum Qualifications Required (at the time of application): PhD or equivalent degree in Industrial Design or related field at time of application.
Preferred Qualifications: At least 5 years of experience in teaching in a flipped or hybrid classroom format Experience in design, innovation and development Experience in developing project-based courses embedding teaming and design process Demonstrated ability to write articles and to work independently and collaboratively in a dynamic academic research group
Salary Range: $99,300 - $168,500. UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family.
Letters of reference will only be solicited for finalists. References should be from persons who are familiar with the applicant's written work and qualifications for the position. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.
The Department of Hass School of Business is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching or research.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.
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