Duke University, Department of Political Science

Position ID:Duke-Department of Political Science-AGSPOSTDOC [#15537, 3820]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Political Science
Appl Deadline:2020/01/05 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/11/19, finished 2020/03/24, listed until 2020/01/05)
Position Description:    

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

Duke University was created in 1924 through an indenture of trust by James Buchanan Duke. Today, Duke is regarded as one of America’s leading research universities. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke is positioned in the heart of the Research Triangle, which is ranked annually as one of the best places in the country to work and live. Duke has more than 15,000 students who study and conduct research in its 10 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. With about 40,000 employees, Duke is the third largest private employer in North Carolina, and it now has international programs in more than 150 countries. American Grand Strategy

The American Grand Strategy (AGS) Program is Duke’s lead interdisciplinary initiative that creates and disseminates new knowledge in the grand strategy field. The mission of the program is to prepare the next generation of strategists by studying past generations and interacting with current strategic leaders. In 2018, AGS partnered with a team of scholar-practitioners from Johns Hopkins University, and University of Texas-Austin to launch a consortium to better prepare the next generation to confront geopolitical challenges and better understand American national interests abroad. This position would support AGS in the consortium’s efforts by advancing the body of rigorous scholarship investigating these questions and exposing Duke students to cutting edge work in this area.

Job Description AGS seeks an America in the World Consortium Post-Doctoral Associate to begin in July 2020. Applicants from all disciplines whose research bears directly on American grand strategy, broadly defined, are welcome to apply. However, strong preference will be given to applicants with a doctorate in political science whose research has a strong connection to policy. The America in the World Associate will be expected to conduct independent research activities in preparation for a full time academic or research career and will teach one seminar suitable for cross-listing in the Department of Political Science and the Sanford School of Public Policy. The Associate will also contribute to the life of the AGS program by attending and, where appropriate and by mutual agreement, serving as a senior leader on co-curricular activities. The Associate is expected to be in residence and may not undertake any other sustained teaching or employment during his/her tenure at Duke. Successful applicants will be able to spend the substantial portion of their time working on their own research and writing projects, while taking advantage of the many academic resources available at Duke University.

Stipend Information The Associate accepted to the program will be offered a competitive stipend, full use of Duke facilities, and office space at the Sanford School of Public Policy or the Department of Political Science as appropriate. The position will provide funding for a minimum of 12 months.

Requirements: ·A terminal degree in a related field such as political science, public policy or history. ·Established work in a related area.

How to Apply: Please submit the following items to begin your application on Academic Jobs Online at: ·Cover Letter ·Curriculum Vitae ·Teaching Statement ·A sample syllabus that is representative of a suggested course ·Article or writing sample representing an existing contribution to the field of American grand strategy, broadly defined.

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.

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

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