Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy

Position ID:Duke-Sanford School of Public Policy-PAYNE23 [#24895]
Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of Ethics and Public Policy
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Public Policy / Ethics and Philosophy of Science and Technology
Appl Deadline:2023/09/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/05/23, finished 2024/03/16, listed until 2023/11/23)
Position Description:    

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The Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University seeks to hire a tenure-line faculty member with a focus on ethics and public policy at the rank of assistant or associate professor. This faculty member will hold the inaugural Bruce Payne Chair in the Sanford School.


The Payne Chair will have academic training and an established track record of research and teaching at the intersection of ethics and public policy, with demonstrated expertise in technology ethics. Possible areas of emphasis include privacy, data bias, algorithmic systems, structural inequalities in technology access, or the democratic or societal implications of technological change. The Payne Chair would also potentially play a leadership role in the design and coordination of the Sanford School’s core curriculum courses in ethics.


Candidates should be able to teach courses in their area of specialization and core courses in the Sanford curriculum such as Policy Choice as Value Conflict, Ethics of Public Policymaking, and Organizational Ethics. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a policy and ethics-relevant discipline such as political science, philosophy, law, or science and technology studies, and a record of (or demonstrated capacity for) scholarly publication, public engagement, and excellence in teaching.  


The Sanford School includes an interdisciplinary full-time faculty of almost 70 and offers an undergraduate major, four Masters programs, and a Ph.D. program. The Sanford School houses several research centers and offers degree-related programs and opportunities in Washington, China, Scotland, London and Geneva. More information on the Sanford School can be found at https://www.sanford.duke.edu


Candidates should submit a letter of application that describes their research and teaching interests and experiences, and that includes a brief statement addressing how they foster an equitable and inclusive learning and research environment; a CV; writing sample; and names and contact information for three references. These materials should be submitted via the following website: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/24895


Applications submitted by September 30 will be guaranteed full consideration. For further information, contact Philip Napoli, Search Committee Chair, at philip.napoli@duke.edu.


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