Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University

Position ID:Duke-Sanford School of Public Policy-VS [#10716]
Position Title: Visting Scholar
Position Type:Non-regular rank faculty
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Public Policy
Appl Deadline:2018/02/01 finished (posted 2018/01/08, finished 2018/08/05, listed until 2018/02/01)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Visiting Scholar

Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy invites applications from highly promising junior scholars or those completing their doctoral studies to spend a paid semester or academic year as a full-time resident Visiting Scholar at the Sanford School of Public Policy. Applications from distinguished senior scholars will also be considered. The ideal candidates will have strong policy-relevant research profiles and records of effective teaching and mentoring of students from diverse backgrounds. We are particularly interested in applications from African-American, Native-American, and Hispanic scholars. The Visiting Scholars will fully participate in the Sanford School’s teaching and research activities, by teaching courses and/or leading seminars and workshops and collaborating with faculty on research projects. Appointments may begin with either the 2018 fall semester or the 2019 spring semester.

Committed to a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration, faculty in the Sanford School include preeminent researchers and educators whose expertise spans the social sciences, including economics, political science, psychology, sociology and health. We are seeking Visiting Scholars who can expand and enrich the intellectual and cultural climate of our school. Individual qualifications, academic excellence, collegiality, and demonstrated multicultural competence, rather than specific research expertise, will be the primary criteria for selecting Visiting Scholars. Successful applicants will be expected to engage collaboratively with faculty and to mentor students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds in ways that support diversity and inclusion.

The Sanford School administers educational programs at the undergraduate, professional master’s, and doctoral levels. The signature professional degrees, the Master of Public Policy and the Master of International Development Policy, prepare students for leadership positions in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. Sanford School faculty oversee the doctoral degree program in Public Policy and participate in Duke University doctoral program in Environmental Policy. The School administers the undergraduate Public Policy major, one of the largest majors on campus, and undergraduate certificate programs in Child Policy Research and Policy Journalism and Media Studies.

We invite you to explore the opportunity to spend a semester or two at Duke University’s Sanford School by following the application process below. Further inquiries may be directed to Anna Gassman-Pines at 919-613-7301, or We will begin reviewing applications on February 01, 2018. Application process: Submit applications through Academic Jobs Online. See Submit a single pdf that includes: • Cover letter describing: your research interests; your ability to expand and enrich the intellectual and multicultural climate at the Sanford School; and your teaching philosophy and experience with, and commitment to, teaching a diverse student body • Detailed curriculum vitae • Names and contact information for three references

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, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, race, religion, 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.

Duke 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 makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

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Further Info:
Sanford School of Public Policy
Box 90239
Durham, NC 27708

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