Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy

Position ID:Duke-Sanford School of Public Policy-DCIDPOP [#22681]
Position Title: Professor of the Practice of Public Policy (International Development Policy)
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Public Policy / Public Administration
Political Science / International Development
Appl Deadline:2022/10/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/09/07, finished 2023/04/20, listed until 2022/12/01)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy seeks applicants for up to two positions as Professor of the Practice, with expertise in international development policy. These positions will teach in Sanford’s Masters of International Development Policy program and will contribute to the Duke Center for International Development. The successful candidate(s) will have both international practical experience and academic credentials, ideally with specialized knowledge in one or more of the following areas: public financial management (tax policy, budgeting, fiscal decentralization, and public-private partnership), institutions and governance, developmental economics, public administration, innovation and entrepreneurship, civil society, or social policy.

The Sanford School includes nearly 70 full-time faculty members and offers an undergraduate major, three professional masters programs (public policy (MPP), international development policy (MIDP), and national security policy (MNSP)), and a PhD program. The Duke Center for International Development (DCID), housed in the Sanford School, is focused on advancing development policy and practice through post-graduate education, mid-career executive training, and policy research. Sanford faculty are engaged in policy advisory and technical assistance in public finance, governance, bureaucratic capacity, human rights, migration, health, climate change, aid policy, and impact evaluation around the world.

Candidates must have an educational background in economics, political science, public policy, or a related discipline; a PhD is preferred, but not required. Candidates must also have at least seven years of professional experience that covers teaching, policy research, and technical assistance. Experience working in a government or providing assistance to governments in developing economies is highly valued. 

We are particularly interested in candidates with interest and capacity in:
  • Teaching mid-career professionals from developing and emerging economies at the graduate level in our professional masters’ program and in shorter executive education programs (which could be on campus or overseas) (http://dcid.sanford.duke.edu/);
  • Conducting applied research and providing technical assistance to governments of emerging and developing economies, international agencies, or non-government organizations; and,
  • Generating and overseeing projects with external funding and managing programs and activities for DCID and Sanford.

All candidates should submit a cover letter describing their interest and fit for this position, and that includes a brief statement addressing how they foster an equitable and inclusive learning and research environment; CV; samples of relevant recent written work, and the names and contact information of three references to Professor Edmund Malesky, International Development Search Committee Chair, via the following website: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22681 ;

Applications received by October 15th are guaranteed full consideration. 

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, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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Sanford School of Public Policy
Box 90239
Durham, NC 27708