Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy - NRR

Position ID:Duke-SSPP-NRR-VISITPROF [#27786, 1555]
Position Title: Visiting Professor
Position Type:Non-regular rank faculty
Position Location:Washington, DC, District of Columbia 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Public Policy
Appl Deadline:2024/07/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2024/06/18, listed until 2024/12/18)
Position Description:    

Sanford School of Public Policy
Visiting Professor Position in the Duke/Sanford “Duke in DC” 
Washington, DC Office   

Program Overview: Sanford School of Public Policy 
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.” In addition to several graduate and professional programs, the School oversees a large undergraduate major that trains students in analytical and other professional skills required for success in policy design, advocacy, and research. One of the School’s signature programs is “Duke in DC: Policy, Leadership, and Innovation,” a Spring semester program that brings 12-15 undergraduates to Washington for classroom study, internships, and immersion experiences. Most of the students are public policy majors, but some are in aligned majors such as political science and environmental sciences and policy. 

Visiting Professor Position 
The School is seeking applicants for a Visiting Professor who would teach one course in the Duke in DC program in the Spring 2025 semester (early January through early May). This non-regular-rank, non-tenure-track position is intended to bring highly qualified practitioners to Sanford’s DC program to build students’ skills in navigating real-world positions in policy and politics. The Sanford School provides training in modes of analysis (e.g., political, economic), as well as memo writing; this course is designed to train students in other skills that are integral to success in politics and policy. The course also buttresses the internship experience by providing a space for reflection as the students move through the semester. 

The course meets in-person once a week for 2.5 hours at the Duke offices in downtown DC. (This position is in-person only.) 

Candidates must have a post-baccalaureate degree and substantial non-academic experience in the realm of US policy and/or politics. Successful candidates will come prepared to teach skill-building via engaging, real-world case studies and exercises, ideally generated from the instructor’s own experience in the context of US domestic or foreign policy. Preferred candidates will have some university teaching experience*, a strong commitment to working with diverse 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).

Candidates may be expert in one or more specific policy areas, or they may be generalists. There isn't a preference and the instructor may teach skill-building through the lens of their policy expertise (e.g., environmental policy, education policy, international relations, etc.). Assuming the instructor is successful, they would have the option to request renewal for the following Spring semester. 

The instructor will: 

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