Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy - NRR

Position ID:Duke-SSPP-NRR-ADJUNCTS [#22001, 1565]
Position Title: Adjunct Instructor(s)
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Public Policy / Public Policy
Appl Deadline:2022/10/14 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/06/29, listed until 2022/10/14)
Position Description:    

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Duke University 
Master of Public Policy Program
Multiple Adjunct Instructor Position

Overview: Sanford School of Public Policy/MPP Program 

With top-ranked graduate degree programs, the Sanford School of Public Policy aspires to be a leading school of public policy for the 21st Century and to be recognized in the region, in the nation, and throughout the world as a leader in the policy field. Sanford’s vision for what it means to be a great public policy school derives from its core values and from its mission statement: “The Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University educates tomorrow's leaders and improves the quality of public policymaking through teaching, research, professional training, and policy and community engagement.”  As such, the Sanford School is committed to research that matters, teaching that empowers and inspires, deep engagement with the policy world, and to building a diverse and inclusive community.

Most professional degrees are singularly focused on a discipline:  i.e., business, law, engineering.  Sanford offers two professional masters’ degrees that are intentionally interdisciplinary:  the MPP degree provides preparation for policy-related careers in government, nonprofits and corporations, mainly focused on early career applicants.  The MIDP program is focused on training mid-career development practitioners for career advancement in international development policy.  Both programs prepare students to be leaders and problem-solvers in a world that requires solid policy formulation and evaluation skills across a multitude of pressing issues, with a foundation of quantitative training, familiarity with frameworks of policy analysis, understanding of policy’s political context, and a commitment to ethical norms.  Sanford also offers an interdisciplinary undergraduate major in public policy that emphasizes similar skills and competencies.

Adjunct Instructor Positions

The Sanford School of Public Policy is seeking applicants for adjunct instructor positions for teaching undergraduate elective courses and in the Master of Public Policy (MPP) and the Master of International Development Policy (MIDP) program for the Spring 2023 and Fall 2023 semesters.  These non-regular-rank, non-tenure-track positions are intended to bring qualified practitioners to the Sanford graduate and undergraduate classrooms to provide students with knowledge about practical applications of policy and to build students’ skills in applying knowledge to real-world circumstances.  Candidates must have a post-baccalaureate degree or experience/expertise commensurate with an advanced degree.  Specifically, candidates should have experience in policy formulation, analysis, and/or implementation and be able to teach graduate and undergraduate courses related to policy.  Preferred candidates will have university teaching experience*, a strong commitment to working with students in the classroom and on projects, and high personal motivation and responsibility toward maintaining the integrity of the learning environment and process.  (*For those with strong, relevant policy practice backgrounds, but little teaching experience, we offer resources to assist with preparing your course and learning how to teach effectively.)

Preferred topic areas of interest: 
  • Data analysis with R 
  • Media and social change or Media and democracy
  • Urban policy (e.g., policy processes, stakeholders, theories, etc.) 
  • Crime policy and the use of data 
  • Race and public policy or Inequality and public policy 
  • International development issues (e.g., development finance, human capital, economic growth, etc.) 
  • Leadership (servant leadership, the importance of follower-ship, duty, morality, etc.; preferably taught using experiential learning and analytical writing (e.g., case studies, small-group activities, and in-class scenarios
The Adjunct Instructor will: 
  • Teach half-semester or full-semester graduate level course(s) 
  • Prepare a syllabus that includes course objectives, readings, and assignments 
  • Grade assignments and provide written and verbal feedback on a timely basis
  • Respond to student questions and issues related to the class; hold office hours 
  • Distribute required course evaluations to students at the end of the semester
  • Provide final course grades within the University required timeframe 
  • Use Duke University email address for course/Duke related correspondence 
  • Follow Duke University parking regulations 
  • Abide by Duke professional standards, including Duke's Harassment Policies and the Consensual Relationship Policy 
  • Protect the confidentiality, privacy, and security of student, staff, business, and other confidential, sensitive, electronic or proprietary information of Duke University from any source and in any form (spoken, paper, electronic, etc.) that is created, accessed, used, or disclosed by/to you 

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.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Box 90243, Duke University
178 Rubenstein Hall
Durham, NC 27708-0243