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Sanford School Employment

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.

Faculty Openings

Director, Center for Child and Family Policy

The Sanford School of Public Policy invites applications for the position of Director of the Center for Child and Family Policy (CCFP). The Director’s faculty appointment will be in the Sanford School. We seek a leader in child and family policy scholarship and public engagement. Mid-career scholars at the current rank of associate professor as well as senior scholars and public officials are encouraged to apply.   Except in unusual cases, the successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in a relevant field such as psychology, economics, public policy, sociology, or public health, with active externally funded projects. A record of leadership in research and public engagement is essential.

CCFP is one of the nation’s leading centers devoted to research, teaching, and public engagement to address problems facing children and families in contemporary society. The Center’s 45 affiliated faculty members and 15 Research Scientists come from diverse disciplines with primary appointments across the entire Duke campus. Foci evolve over time and currently include (but are not restricted to) early childhood adversity, education policy, and adolescent problem behavior. Information about the Center for Child and Family Policy can be found at www.childandfamilypolicy.duke.edu.

The Director will oversee the Center’s grants portfolio which currently totals $8 million per year, and will guide the Center’s faculty and permanent staff in the next phase of growth and impact. The Director will report to the Dean of the Sanford School.

The Director will also contribute to the teaching and service missions of the Sanford School. The Sanford School includes a full-time faculty of 70 and offers an undergraduate major, two masters programs, and a Ph.D. program. 

Applicants should submit a letter that includes a brief overview of the applicant’s program of research and a cv: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8853.  Applications will be treated confidentially. Applications will be considered upon receipt.

Self-inquiries and nominations of candidates are encouraged and should be submitted to Kenneth A. Dodge, Search Committee Chair, at dodge@duke.edu, or 919-613-9303.

Staff Openings

Staff Assistant-Center for Child & Family Policy

Duke Req# 401251341

Perform responsible administrative and secretarial duties of a complex and confidential nature in support of major departmental or divisional activities to relieve supervisor of varied clerical and administrative responsibilities and to maintain efficiency in organizational operations.

Communications Director - Center for Child & Family Policy (Sanford Title)

Public Relations Specialist, Senior/Child Policy (Duke Title)

Req# 401249744

The Communications Director will develop and implement a strategy to help Center faculty members and research scientists ensure that Center research has a direct impact through engagement with policymakers and partner groups and communication with the public via press releases, research briefs, website updates and other social media.

Program Coordinator- Duke Program in American Grand Strategy

Req# 401254051

This position provides all logistical and programmatic support for the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy (AGS). This individual is responsible for managing the finances of AGS, as well as providing short and long term strategic support to the Director.

The AGS program seeks to create the next generation of leaders through interactive learning opportunities. Such opportunities include direct interaction with senior policy-makers, crisis simulations, staff rides, and a one-semester course. This position is responsible for organizing the above-mentioned learning opportunities, as well as facilitating public interaction with designated guest lecturers through lecture series, community outreach events; etc. The primary focus of this position will be to maintain and grow the Duke AGS Program.

This position will work for AGS in a variety of capacities and is responsible for the day- to-day operations of AGS.

Staff Assistant-Academic Programs/MPP

Req# 401255086

The Staff Assistant position provides a wide range of receptionist, logistical and administrative support to academic programs and graduate student services, supervised by the Assistant Dean of Academic Programs & Student Affairs (primary) and the Director of Master of Public Policy (MPP) Student Services and Program Development (secondary).  The position requires maintaining confidentiality of written and verbal information related to students and applicants

Director of Student Services and Program Development (Sanford title) - Master of Public Policy Program

Student Services Coordinator-MPP (Duke Title)

Req# 401244954

The Director of Student Services and Program Development position develops and manages activities of the Sanford Master of Public Policy (MPP) program involving student matriculation, student life, and graduation, and is supervised by the Assistant Dean for Academic Programs and Student Affairs.  The person in this position collaborates closely with the MPP Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) and the Assistant Dean for Academic Programs and Student Affairs to perform these functions. In all aspects of the position, attention to and enactment of key behaviors – customer focus, teamwork, maintaining confidentiality, and diversity – are essential.  

For all positions, interested applicants should apply via the Duke HR website.