Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy - NRR

Position ID:Duke-SSPP-NRR-PEACECONFLICT [#27084]
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
Appl Deadline:2024/02/29 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2024/01/30, listed until 2024/02/29)
Position Description:    

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Duke University
Sanford School of Public Policy
Adjunct Instructor Positions in Master of International Development Policy (MIDP) Program 
The Duke Center for International Development (DCID), a unit within Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, advances international development policy and practice through interdisciplinary approaches to post-graduate education, mid-career training, international advising and research. Its faculty and staff continuously strive to create programs that meet the specific needs of each client and student. At DCID, faculty, staff, and students are driven by a shared vision: development that promotes peace and prosperity for all people. 

DCID offers a Master of International Development Policy (MIDP) graduate degree; intensive international Executive Education programs for senior development managers; and short- and long-term advising in public finance and development management. DCID also hosts one of six centers worldwide - the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center and maintains close collaborations with the World Bank, USAID and other international and bilateral agencies as well as with consulting firms, foundations, universities, NGOs, and national governments. 

The MIDP targets globally diverse and qualified mid-career professionals from the public sector, civil society and those interested in changing careers. As mentioned, the program strives to enhance the knowledge and skills of mid-career professionals primarily from low-income and middle-income countries. The MIDP also educates those from high-income countries who plan to dedicate their lives to sustainable international development that focuses on peace and prosperity for all. 90% - 95% of MIDP’s student population is international students. Students have at least 5 years of professional, development-related experience. The average number of years of work experience is 13. 

Today, DCID is represented around the world by an alumni base of over 6,000 individuals from more than 130 countries. DCID’s teaching, advising and training initiatives are contributing in a real and positive way to sustainable development in countries around the world. 

Adjunct Instructor Position in Technology Policy and Development 
The Duke Center for International Development is seeking applicants for an adjunct instructor position to teach a seminar on Introduction to Peace and Conflict Resolution in the Master of International Development Policy (MIDP) Program. The course should be taught at a level suitable for early career students (e.g. recent returned Peace Corps Volunteers) and mid-career professionals with some experience in the topic. 

These non-regular-rank, non-tenure-track positions are intended to bring qualified practitioners to the MIDP classroom to provide students with knowledge about practical applications of development policy and to build students’ skills in applying knowledge to real-world circumstances. Candidates must have a post-baccalaureate degree or experience/expertise commensurate with an advanced degree. Specifically, candidates should have experience in the development world and be able to teach graduate courses related to international development. 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. 

The Adjunct Instructor will: 
  • 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 MIDP required course evaluations to students at the middle and end of the semester 
  • Provide final course grades within the University required timeframe 
  • Supervise teaching assistant(s), as necessary 
  • Use Duke University email address for course/Duke related correspondence 
  • Follow Duke University parking regulations 
  • 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

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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Duke Center for International Development (DCID)
Sanford School of Public Policy
Duke University
201 Science Drive, 182 Rubenstein Hall
Durham, NC 27708