Job Opportunities

Director of Research

This position offers an extraordinary opportunity to a bold and inspirational leader with intellectual breadth, strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated expertise in research-driven programs and policies, experience developing and leveraging research partnerships, and success leading diverse, complex teams and/or organizations. They will bring together researchers from diverse backgrounds and different DPI partner institutions to form and enhance research collaborations across those institutions, influencing and establishing research spaces and DPI's programs in the planned 500,000 square foot facility. The Director of Research provides intellectual, strategic, and visionary leadership for DPI's research enterprise. They will develop research strategy and programs to enhance discoveries, build partnerships to advance research, and raise the R&D profile of Chicago and Illinois. The Director develops plans for research and guides faculty, research teams, and administrative staff and collaborates to achieve DPI's 10-year goal to generate $200M in research funding annually through government and foundation grants and the corporate community. To this end the Director of Research will work with scientists leading research initiatives in different sectors, applying computation, data analytics, and artificial intelligence to societal challenges with an emphasis on economic development and income in the State of Illinois.


Associate Director, Teacher Training

The University System Office seeks an Associate Director, Teacher Training to play a critical role in advancing the goals of DPI's Community Education Unit, which is focused on expanding the diversity of our tech talent pipeline. This includes advancing programmatic and systemic strategies that support both students and teachers to deliver transformative scale across a learner's journey from high school to a successful career in tech - with an intentional focus on underrepresented and underserved populations.


Research Specialist

The Illinois Workforce and Education Research Collaborative (IWERC) is seeking an experienced researcher of workforce-related issues to contribute to an exciting new initiative that will help solve applied problems in Illinois education and workforce development. This position is a great fit for a seasoned researcher who would like to develop as a project leader in education and workforce research. The position will provide rich opportunities for rigorous applied research, community engagement, collaboration with Illinois education and workforce leaders, publication, and interdisciplinary, multi-institutional project partnerships.