Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy - NRR

Position ID:Duke-SSPP-NRR-AI [#13723, MPP]
Position Title: Adjunct Instructor - Political Analysis of Public Policy
Position Type:Non-regular rank faculty
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Public Policy
Appl Deadline:2019/05/28 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/05/10, finished 2019/12/01, listed until 2019/05/28)
Position Description:    

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

Duke University
Adjunct Instructor Positions in Undergraduate Public Policy Program

Overview: Sanford School of Public Policy 

The Sanford School of Public Policy’s precursor was the Institute for Policy Sciences and Public Affairs, established in 1971 in Duke’s Trinity College of Arts & Sciences by Terry Sanford, Duke President, NC Governor, and US Senator. In 1991, the Institute was renamed to honor Terry Sanford. The undergraduate Public Policy major has grown to be one of the largest undergraduate majors at Duke. In addition, the first Master of Arts in Public Policy degree was awarded in 1993. In 1994, the Sanford Institute opened its first building. A second building, named for benefactor David Rubenstein, opened in 2005. In 2009, the Sanford School of Public Policy became Duke’s tenth school. The Public Policy undergraduate program has at its core Terry Sanford’s vision for an interdisciplinary program geared toward training future leaders. 

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 undergraduate degrees are singularly focused on a discipline or area of knowledge. The Public Policy undergraduate degree has intentionally been crafted to provide true interdisciplinary preparation for policy-related careers in government, nonprofits and corporations. The program outfits students to be leaders and problem-solvers in a world that requires solid policy evaluation and creation across a multitude of pressing issues, with a foundation of quantitative expertise, familiarity with frameworks of policy analysis, understanding of policy’s political context, and a commitment to ethical norms.

Adjunct Instructor Position
The Sanford School of Public Policy is seeking applicants for adjunct instructor positions in the Undergraduate Public Policy program. These non-regular-rank, non-tenure-track positions are intended to bring qualified instructors to the classroom to build students’ skills and knowledge base. Candidates must have a post-baccalaureate degree or experience/expertise commensurate with an advanced degree. Specifically, candidates should have training and experience in the policy world be able to teach undergraduate courses related to policy. Of particular interest are qualifications related to teaching microeconomics, public economics, and/or political analysis of public 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. 

The Adjunct Instructor will: 
  • Teach full-semester undergraduate level course(s) 
  • Prepare 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:
Sanford School of Public Policy
Box 90243 Duke University
Durham, NC 27708-0243

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