Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy - NRR

Position ID:Duke-SSPP-NRR-ADJ [#24645]
Position Title: Adjunct Instructor
Position Type:Non-regular rank faculty
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Public Policy / Public Policy
Appl Deadline:2024/08/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/10/29, updated 2023/04/03, listed until 2024/08/31)
Position Description:    

Duke University
Sanford School of Public Policy
Adjunct Instructor Positions in Sanford Professional Masters’ Programs and Undergraduate Electives 


With top-ranked graduate degree programs, 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 professional degrees are singularly focused on a discipline: i.e., business, law, engineering. Sanford offers two professional masters’ degrees that are intentionally interdisciplinary: the MPP degree provides preparation for policy-related careers in government, nonprofits and corporations, mainly focused on early career applicants. The MIDP program is focused on training mid-career development practitioners for career advancement in international development policy. Both programs prepare students to be leaders and problem-solvers in a world that requires solid policy formulation and evaluation skills across a multitude of pressing issues, with a foundation of quantitative training, familiarity with frameworks of policy analysis, understanding of policy’s political context, and a commitment to ethical norms. Sanford also offers an interdisciplinary undergraduate major in public policy that emphasizes similar skills and competencies. 

Adjunct Instructor Positions 

The Sanford School of Public Policy is seeking applicants for adjunct instructor positions for teaching undergraduate elective courses and in the Master of Public Policy (MPP) and the Master of International Development Policy (MIDP) program for the Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 semesters.  These non-regular-rank, non-tenure-track positions are intended to bring qualified practitioners to the Sanford graduate and undergraduate classrooms[1] to provide students with knowledge about practical applications of policy and to build students’ skills in applying knowledge to real-world circumstances.  Candidates must have a post-baccalaureate degree or substantial experience/expertise commensurate with an advanced degree.  Specifically, candidates should have experience in policy formulation, analysis, and/or implementation and be able to teach graduate and undergraduate courses related to 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.  (*For those with strong, relevant policy practice backgrounds, but little teaching experience, we offer resources to assist with preparing your course and learning how to teach effectively.)

[1] Both in-person and fully online course proposals can be considered.

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Applications will be accepted until August 31, 2024.

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.

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Further Info:
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Dr. Corrine Krupp
Sanford School of Public Policy
201 Science Drive
Durham, NC 27708