The University System Office seeks a(n) Assistant Director, Teacher Training to join the Discovery Partners Institute team. This position will play a critical role in implementing the programs of DPI’s Community Education Unit, which is focused on expanding the diversity of our tech talent pipeline with an emphasis on computer science, data science, and other tech-oriented fields. This includes advancing programmatic and systemic strategies that support Illinois’ 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.
The Software Development Engineer will work cross-functionally and cross-organizationally to leverage the strengths of the academic programs and faculty from the University of Illinois campuses and DPI partner institutions to design, build, launch, iterate and improve technology-based products and services to help Pritzker Tech Talent Labs achieve its key goals. By 2029, DPI will be training 7,000 students per year for tech jobs, 3,000 of whom will be from under-represented groups and will have upskilled 5,000 mid-career workers for jobs in data science, digital skills, business skills, entrepreneurship, and other types of skills including managing and analyzing data, software development, digital product/product management, and business building.
DPI invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of Marketing and Communications. This role serves as DPI’s chief marketing and communications officer and is responsible for leading brand strategy development, ongoing management growth and evolution, and for overseeing communications and outreach strategy to support DPI’s goals to educate 7,000 learners per year, generate $200M in R&D revenue through grants and industry partnerships, and to build and attract tech businesses.
DPI invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of Graduate Programs, Pritzker Tech Talent Labs. This position offers a faculty member from any of the University of Illinois campuses the opportunity to work academic units, DPI partner universities, and industry to develop high-quality graduate certificate and degree programs that grow tech leadership in Illinois. The Director shares responsibility for identifying, coordinating, and guiding graduate programs within the diverse portfolio of graduate programs housed at DPI with the graduate programs’ faculty, department and collegiate leadership and the DPI’s directors of Talent, Research, and Academic Affairs.
DPI invites applications for the position of Graduate Programs Coordinator, Pritzker Tech Talent Labs. Under the direction of the Graduate Programs Director, this position will manage all administrative duties related to DPI’s umbrella of graduate and certificate programs. Additionally, the Coordinator will be dedicated to growing and sustaining the ecosystem for interdisciplinary programs in tech, tech leadership and related areas. The incumbent will work with academic units, DPI partner universities, prospective student populations, and industry to create and grow high-quality graduate certificate and degree programs that develop tech leadership in Illinois. Alongside the Director, the Coordinator shares responsibility for identifying opportunities and coordinating graduate programs to create and sustain a diverse portfolio of graduate programs housed at DPI.
DPI is seeking a highly qualified and innovative Innovation Hub Director to lead the planning, development, establishment, and operation of its Innovation Hub at The 78 in Chicago’s South Loop. The objective is to create an innovation district to attract, facilitate, and enable top-notch research, and to build a strong ecosystem of business-building activity, industry connections, facilities, and support services. The Innovation Hub is a critical element in DPI’s mission, and the Innovation Hub Director is a key senior role at the institute.
DPI invites nominations and applications for the position of Research Associate/Senior Research Associate. This role offers an opportunity to help shape and drive one of DPI’s core missions: Research & Development (R&D). They are expected to participate in research project design, development and execution through the production of independent research and by taking ownership of sub-projects within large multi-faceted R&D efforts. They should provide creative ideas and direction for their assigned projects and are expected to take initiative. Topics for research will vary but will be primarily related to computing and may include a range of approaches including AI/ML, IoT, cloud-based computing, statistics, simulations, and cybersecurity. DPI is especially interested in supporting research that is grounded in practice and has commercialization potential.
Research Associates must demonstrate independence in executing a particular research effort. They must be familiar with data collection, data analysis, programming (one or more languages), have subject-matter expertise in one or more areas, and have good verbal and written communication abilities necessary to produce scholarly work in scientific conferences as well as produce results that meet the professional demands of the industrial sectors. Research Associates are expected to work closely with both our internal R&D team members as well as collaborators in University of Illinois and with other DPI partner institutions.