As a Learning Experience Designer for data science education, you would play a key role in the development and delivery of high quality learning experiences for Duke Learning Innovation’s online initiatives. Working closely with world-class Duke faculty and staff, you will develop online learning experiences for Duke’s +Data Science initiative ( This is a 2-Year Term Appointment


  1. Collaborate, consult, and assist with instructors’ plans for using online education in their teaching of data science, including building educational content, instructional design approaches and learning assessments.
  2. Design prototypes or mockups of online learning experiences, including programming exercises and/or practice assignments that use data science-related software tools, based on specified requirements and user-friendly design.
  3. Test learning experiences and provide feedback to instructors on how to improve the user experience.
  4. Manage projects: coordinate efforts between the different roles of a course production team; maintain timelines; facilitate production workflows that help ensure instructional integrity through adherence to quality assurance standards and goals; provide project status updates to department leadership.
  5. Work with instructors or other subject matter experts to design or edit learning content in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math), including scripts, storyboards, or slides for video lessons, online assessments, assignment guides, discussion prompts, copywriting, etc.
  6. Monitor online forums in assigned online education projects, as well as help identify and resolve technical problems that occur while the project is active.
  7. Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None


It is the expectation that all Duke University Libraries staff members will demonstrate exceptional workplace behaviors in the execution of their specific position responsibilities. These behaviors are customer focus, collaboration, creative problem solving, continuous learning and a commitment to diversity. 


Required: You should have a bachelor's degree with additional experience sufficient to effectively build, test and implement online education offerings.

Preferred: You should have a bachelor’s degree in engineering, statistics, data science, or another quantitative discipline.


Required: Have experience working in, or teaching, data science, computer programming, engineering, or quantitative social sciences fields. Have excellent communication and customer service skills, and an ability to work effectively with university instructors. Detail oriented, highly organized and capable of running projects with minimal oversight.

Preferred: Have experience working in instructional design, user experience design, online education, or education technology. Have experience using design thinking in developing products or solutions, have knowledge of Coursera, Open edX, Sakai and/or other online course development tools, are proficient in MS Office, Google Documents, ScreenFlow or Camtasia, have experience with motion graphics or video production, have initiative in identifying and solving challenges and improving current processes.

Working Conditions

  • You are able to work in an environment in which exposure to materials containing dust and mold is possible.
  • You will be working in a normal office environment.

These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.

About Duke Learning Innovation

We help Duke students learn more, and enables more people to learn from Duke. We do this in several ways, including:

  • Supporting faculty in creating new approaches to student-centered and active learning.
  • Building the ecosystem of education technologies that support learning, and working with departments and faculty to curate tools for the needs and learning goals of programs and disciplines.
  • Developing online learning opportunities that offer flexibility to Duke students, that reach the extended community of alumni and prospective students, and that extend Duke’s global impact.
  • Exploring leading edge projects, work with faculty to gather data from Duke’s learning platforms and publishing research, and seeking grants and sponsored R&D
  • Creating opportunities to build and pilot new technologies.

Our current activities are shown on our Year in Progress page.

Salary and Benefits

Salary dependent on qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits package includes 15 days vacation, 13 holidays, 12 days sick leave; health, dental, disability and life insurance and support for professional development and training.


Since its founding in 1924, Duke University has grown into one of the most prestigious private universities in the world and its medical center ranks annually among the top in the nation. The Duke University Libraries are the shared center of the university's intellectual life, connecting people and ideas. The Libraries consist of the Perkins Library, Bostock Library, Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Lilly Library, and Music Library, and the library at the Duke Marine Laboratory in Beaufort. Duke's library holdings of 6.2 million volumes are among the largest of private universities in the United States. 

Duke is a diverse community committed to the principles of excellence, fairness, and respect for all people. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. We believe that when we understand, celebrate, and tap into our uniqueness to creatively solve problems and address shared goals, our possibilities are limitless. Duke University Libraries value diversity of thought, perspective, experience, and background and are actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect.              

Duke's hometown is Durham, North Carolina, a city with vibrant research, medical and arts communities, and numerous shops, restaurants and theaters. Durham is located in the Research Triangle, a growing metropolitan area of more than one million people that provides a wide range of cultural, recreational and educational opportunities. The Triangle is conveniently located just a few hours from the mountains and the coast, offers a moderate climate, and has been ranked among the best places to live and to do business.

Duke offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes both traditional benefits such as health insurance, leave time and retirement, as well as wide ranging work/life and cultural benefits. Details can be found at:


An electronic resume, cover letter, and list of 3 references should be submitted at - refer to Requisition # 401557269. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.                       

Applications which are missing any of the components listed above will not be reviewed.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The Duke University Libraries have a strong commitment to Affirmative Action and is actively seeking to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of our staff.