Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy - NRR

Position ID:Duke-SSPP-NRR-WFP [#18751, 1420]
Position Title: Associate In Research
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Public Policy
Appl Deadline:2021/06/11 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/06/03, listed until 2021/08/31)
Position Description:    

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Duke University
Associate in Research 
Summer 2021 
Duke World Food Policy Center 

Duke University’s World Food Policy Center (WFPC), located in the Sanford School of Public Policy, develops coordinated and inclusive food policy and practice. Our approach bridges key areas of the food system to improve human wellbeing, environmental health, and equity. We provide education to raise public awareness and understanding of food system issues to drive engagement with public policy. At the heart of this work, we learn from and connect unique voices—including people most affected by food system challenges. 

Position Description 
You will serve as a supporting researcher for the Duke World Food Policy Center (WFPC). You will report to the WFPC Associate Director and liaise closely with the WFPC Director. 

  1. Serve as the WFPC lead contact for Innovation for Liberation (IFL)-Food Justice. IFL Food Justice is a collaboration with Communities in Partnership, the entity that owns the intellectual property of Innovation for Liberation, the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship at the Fuqua School of Business, and the World Food Policy Center. This includes, but may not be limited to: 
    • Leading grant writing and submission process to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Pioneering Healthy Communities o Seeking and leading writing for additional grant support dollars of IFL-Food Justice 
    • Research and writing to support IFL-Food Justice, with the goal of publication in both in peer-reviewed journals and mainstream media
    • Design presentations & meeting materials for IFL-Food Justice for funders, partners, and participants as needed o Supporting build-out of IFL Food Justice Network o Creation of IFL Food Justice Fall Programming.
2.   Complete at least two Food Justice case studies, under the existing IRB-approved protocol: 2020-0531 Food Systems in Crisis Interviews
  • Case study 1: Communities in Partnership: Food Justice, in progress 
  • Case study 2+: additional members of the IFL-Food Justice effort 
 3.  Serve as support research personnel for current WFPC projects: 
    • Conceptualizing Power and Privilege in Food Systems work (led by Ali Conrad with support from Dr. Jay Pearson and Jen Zuckerman) 
    • Creating materials and programming for White Narratives in Food Systems (created by Ali Conrad and led by Jen Zuckerman) 

3.  Provide strategic planning & facilitation for WFPC initiatives: o Planning for the 2022 Equitable Food Oriented Development Food Tank Convening o Facilitate internal strategic planning for the World Food Policy Center as needed o Serve on Duke Food Security Working Committee, facilitating Food Security Strategic Plan development

  • Design presentations & meeting materials for Duke World Food Policy Center as needed Qualifications In addition to the ability to perform the work described above, you will need to possess the below required qualifications (or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work): 
  • Master’s Degree or PhD in Public Health, Nutrition, Epidemiology, Statistics, Public Administration, Agricultural Economics, Environmental Studies, or a related field;
  •  Three years of experience in research related to agriculture, global development, or food systems. 
  •  The most successful candidates will also possess the following experience, abilities, and skills: 
    • Five years of experience in research, program evaluation or other relevant experience 
    • Conducting qualitative and quantitative research studies across a variety of methodologies 
    • Developing reports and/or publications for non-academic audiences 
    • Publishing papers for academic audiences in journals 
    • Knowledge of and passion for food systems issues 
    • Working well under pressure with tight deadlines 
    • Oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills 
    • Managing multiple tasks and projects as part of an interdisciplinary team and in collaboration with partners 
    • Patience, determination, flexibility, decisiveness 
    • A logical and independent mind 
    • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy 
    • Works well on a team

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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Further Info:
201 Science Drive
Durham, NC 27708

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