Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy

Position ID:Duke-Sanford School of Public Policy-NCERDC [#22531]
Position Title: Research Professor in Public Policy
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Public Policy / Education
Appl Deadline:2022/11/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/08/29, listed until 2023/02/28)
Position Description:    

The Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University seeks a regular-rank professor (non-tenured research professor track at the Assistant, Associate, or Full level) to become Faculty Director of the North Carolina Education Research Data Center within the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy with a potential start date of either January 1 or July 1, 2023.

Qualifications include a doctoral degree in a relevant social science field, experience in managing large data files, and a published record of education research. A track record of external funding would be a strength. The position involves financial and managerial leadership of the Data Center, teaching one course per year in the Sanford School of Public Policy, and an ongoing program of research.

This position has two years of guaranteed funding, although candidates are welcome to bring their own grants to the position to fund a percent of their salary, even in these first two years.  As of year three, candidates for this position must have a secure source of external funding that can be used to support the costs of approximately 70% of their salary and fringe benefits.

Applications can be submitted online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22531. A cover letter, updated CV, and contact information for three references will be required before any interviews and should be submitted in the application. The cover letter should include a brief statement addressing how the applicant fosters an equitable and inclusive learning and research environment. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the position will be filled as soon as possible.  Applications received by November 1, 2022, will be guaranteed full consideration.

The Sanford School includes a full-time faculty of almost 70 and offers an undergraduate major, four Masters programs, and a Ph.D. program. Current faculty members have degrees in a variety of disciplines including demography, economics, history, law, medicine, philosophy, political science, psychology, public policy, public health/health policy, and sociology. The Sanford School houses several interdisciplinary research centers, and offers degree-related programs and opportunities in Washington, China, Scotland, London and Geneva. More information on the Sanford School can be found at https://www.sanford.duke.edu.

The Center for Child and Family Policy within the Sanford School is dedicated to improving the well-being of children and families through research, education, and engagement. We study factors that influence child outcomes, develop and test promising interventions, and advance evidence-based practices and policies that can inform change and unlock opportunities for all children and their families.


Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunities without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

To apply, please provide:

  • Cover letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae/resume including education
  • Names and contact information for 3 references

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Sanford School of Public Policy
Box 90239
Durham, NC 27708