Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy - NRR

Position ID:Duke-SSPP-NRR-STATS [#21800, 1514]
Position Title: Lecturing Fellow
Position Type:Non-regular rank faculty
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Public Policy / Public Administration
Appl Deadline:2022/05/27 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/05/18, listed until 2022/05/27)
Position Description:    

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Duke University
Sanford School of Public Policy
Lecturing Fellow 

Overview: Sanford School of Public Policy/MPP Program/MIDP Program/ DCID 

With top-ranked graduate degree programs and a vibrant undergraduate public policy degree, 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. 

The Masters in Public Policy (MPP) has intentionally been crafted to provide true interdisciplinary preparation for policy-related careers in government, nonprofits and corporations. The program outfits students to be leaders and problem-solvers in a world that requires solid policy evaluation and creation across a multitude of pressing issues, with a foundation of quantitative expertise, familiarity with frameworks of policy analysis, understanding of policy’s political context, and a commitment to ethical norms. 

The Masters of International Development Policy (MIDP) targets globally diverse and qualified mid-career professionals from the public sector, civil society and those interested in changing careers. 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. MIDP’s student population is 90% international with at least 5 years of professional, development-related experience. 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 manages the MIDP. 

Lecturing Fellow Position for teaching in statistical methods and social policy in a domestic and international context. 

The Sanford School of Public Policy is seeking applicants for a lecturing fellow to teach in the Fall 2022 semester a joint-core course (PubPol 741 Empirical Analysis for Economic Development/ PubPol 812 Statistical and Data Analysis for Policy Makers) for the MIDP and MPP program; to teach in the spring two elective courses in social policy and international development at the graduate level (PubPol 790 Social Policy and Development) and at the undergraduate level. 

This is a non-regular-rank, non-tenure-track position for a 9-month contract paid over a 10-month period (September 2022-June 2023). The position is eligible for Duke benefits according to University policy. Candidates must have a post-baccalaureate degree, PhD preferred. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate success in teaching statistical and data analysis to a diverse group of graduate-level students, including mid-career professionals and/or international students, and in social policy research in international development that can be utilized in a design and delivery of courses at the graduate and undergraduate level. 

The Lecturing Fellow will: 
  • Teach a graduate-level, joint-core course in statistical and data analysis for the MPP and MIDP program in the fall semester; teach a graduate-level, elective course in the area of social policy and development for the MIDP, and an undergraduate-level, elective course in the same area for the public policy program. 
  • For each course, the lecturing fellow will:
    • Prepare a 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 required course evaluations to students at the end of the semester
    •  Provide final course grades within the University required timeframe
    • Oversee teaching assistants, as necessary

  • Serve on Master Project committees, 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 
The Lecturing Fellow is also invited to engage in research, collaborate with colleagues, and participate in other activities of DCID and in the academic community at Sanford, including partnering on joint research, projects, and programs as time permits. 

To apply, please provide: 
  • Cover letter of interest 
  • Statement regarding teaching experience 
  • Teaching evaluations, particularly from statistics courses 
  • Curriculum vitae/resume including education 
  • Names and contact information for 3 references

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.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Jonathan Abels
Executive Director
Duke Center for International Development
Sanford School of Public Policy
Duke University