Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy - NRR

Position ID:Duke-SSPP-NRR-DESIGN [#14085, MPP]
Position Title: Adjunct Instructor- Policy Design
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Public Policy
Appl Deadline:2019/08/02help popup finished (2019/07/19, finished 2020/02/16, listed until 2019/08/02)
Position Description:    

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

Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University 
Adjunct Instructor – Policy Design, Position(s) in Graduate Public Policy Program 

Occupational Summary
This position will be responsible for the development, delivery, and management of a graduate course in the area of design thinking at the Sanford School of Public Policy. 

Background Information
The Sanford School of Public Policy is seeking applicants for adjunct instructor(s) in the Graduate Public Policy program in the field of design thinking and human-centered design. These non-regular-rank, non-tenure-track positions are intended to bring qualified instructors to the classroom to build students’ skills and knowledge base. 

Work Performed 
A detailed description of functional areas and tasks follows: 
Course Responsibilities:
• Teach full-semester graduate 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 MPP 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 
• 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 
• Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified. 

 Individual must have at least a master’s degree and formal professional training in the field of design thinking (human-centered design, citizen experience, and/or measuring impact). 

Work requires ten years of experience in design thinking, management, or policy – broadly applied, along with teaching experience at the university level or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience.

In addition, the successful candidate will possess the following qualities/attributes:
  • Capacity to interact well with graduate students, faculty, and guest lecturers 
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in working with or in the public sector 
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills 
  • Solid understanding of design processes as applied to gathering data and measuring outcomes  
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • The ability to work with varying degrees of management oversight, both independently and closely supervised

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.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
201 Science Drive
Box 90239
Durham, NC 27708

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