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Dean Search

The Sanford School is seeking a highly respected public policy intellectual and dynamic leader to serve as Dean.

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Faculty Openings

Visiting Scholar


Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy invites applications from highly promising junior scholars or those completing their doctoral studies to spend a paid semester or academic year as a full-time resident Visiting Scholar at the Sanford School of Public Policy. Applications from distinguished senior scholars will also be considered. The ideal candidates will have strong policy-relevant research profiles and records of effective teaching and mentoring of students from diverse backgrounds. We are particularly interested in applications from African-American, Native-American, and Hispanic scholars. The Visiting Scholars will fully participate in the Sanford School’s teaching and research activities, by teaching courses and/or leading seminars and workshops and collaborating with faculty on research projects. Appointments may begin with either the 2018 fall semester or the 2019 spring semester.


Committed to a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration, faculty in the Sanford School include preeminent researchers and educators whose expertise spans the social sciences, including economics, political science, psychology, sociology and health. We are seeking Visiting Scholars who can expand and enrich the intellectual and cultural climate of our school. Individual qualifications, academic excellence, collegiality, and demonstrated multicultural competence, rather than specific research expertise, will be the primary criteria for selecting Visiting Scholars. Successful applicants will be expected to engage collaboratively with faculty and to mentor students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds in ways that support diversity and inclusion.


The Sanford School administers educational programs at the undergraduate, professional master’s, and doctoral levels. The signature professional degrees, the Master of Public Policy and the Master of International Development Policy, prepare students for leadership positions in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. Sanford School faculty oversee the doctoral degree program in Public Policy and participate in Duke University doctoral program in Environmental Policy. The School administers the undergraduate Public Policy major, one of the largest majors on campus, and undergraduate certificate programs in Child Policy Research and Policy Journalism and Media Studies.


We invite you to explore the opportunity to spend a semester or two at Duke University’s Sanford School by following the application process below. Further inquiries may be directed to Anna Gassman-Pines at 919-613-7301 or ag127@duke.edu.  We will begin reviewing applications on February 01, 2018.

Application process:

Submit applications through Academic Jobs Online. See https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10716.

Submit a single pdf that includes:

Cover letter describing: your research interests; your ability to expand and enrich the intellectual and multicultural climate at the Sanford School; and your teaching philosophy and experience with, and commitment to, teaching a diverse student body
Detailed curriculum vitae
Names and contact information for three references


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Staff Openings

Development & Alumni Relations Staff Assistant

Staff Assistant (Duke Title)

Requisition #: 401367158

The Development & Alumni Relations (DAR) Staff Assistant in the Sanford School will report to the Associate Dean of DAR and the Director of Advancement Services, and work closely with and provide support to the entire DAR team.  S/he will organize the development and alumni relations office, staff the stewardship process, prepare, monitor, and verify, expenditure of budgeted funds; perform administrative duties related to the Board of Visitors; and coordinate other administrative functions that enhance the development and alumni engagement efforts.




Interested applicants should apply via the Duke HR website.