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Faculty Openings

 

Endowed Chair Full Professorship
in Modern Diplomatic History

Endowed Chair in Modern Diplomatic History: Duke University.  The Sanford School of Public Policy invites applications for the inaugural Bruce Kuniholm Chair in History and Public policy. This search is for an outstanding senior scholar in the field of modern diplomatic history whose work engages contemporary policy questions. 

The Sanford School includes a full-time faculty of almost 70 and offers an undergraduate major, three masters programs, and a Ph.D. program. Current faculty members have degrees in a variety of disciplines including: demography, economics, history, law, medicine, philosophy, political science, psychology/social psychology, public policy, public health/health policy, and sociology.
The School houses several interdisciplinary research centers, and offers degree-related programs and opportunities in Washington, China, Scotland, India, London and Geneva. More information on the Sanford School can be found at www.sanford.duke.edu.

Candidates should submit a letter of application that traces their research agenda and makes it clear why they would be interested in joining the Sanford School of Public Policy. The letter, along with a CV and the names of three references, should be submitted to Peter Feaver, Chair, pfeaver@duke.edu, Kuniholm Chair in Diplomatic History Search, via the following website: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11564.

Applications submitted by October 15, 2018 will be guaranteed consideration.

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.
 

 

Pritzker Professor of Public Policy
in the Sanford School of Public Policy

The Sanford School of Public Policy and the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy invite applications for the Pritzker Professor of Public Policy. This position will carry tenure at the Sanford School at Duke University at the rank of associate or full professor and is endowed by the J. B. and M. K. Pritzker Family Foundation. We seek a leading scholar in early child development and public policy. 

We anticipate that the successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in a relevant field such as economics, psychology, public health, public policy, or sociology, with active externally funded projects. The successful candidate will join the Center’s initiative in early childhood policy, with current active programs of research on topics such as the impact of early poverty on life course development, government nutrition subsidies, pre-kindergarten learning, infant home-visiting policies, and early education and childcare.

The Sanford School includes a full-time faculty of almost 70 and offers an undergraduate major, three masters programs, and a Ph.D. program. More information on the Sanford School can be found at www.sanford.duke.edu. Information about the Center for Child and Family Policy can be found at www.childandfamilypolicy.duke.edu. 

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/11515.  Applications will be treated confidentially. Applications received by September 15, 2018, will be assured full consideration. 

Self-inquiries and nominations of candidates are encouraged and should be submitted to Anna Gassman-Pines, Search Committee Chair, at agassman.pines@duke.edu, or 919-613-7301.

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Staff Openings

 

Program Coordinator (Duke Title)

Implementation Coach – Elementary School (Sanford Title)

Requisition #: 401469654

Occupational Summary

This position is part-time (10-15 hours/week) and through June 2019. There is the possibility of renewal for the following school year. The Implementation Coach will meet with the first and second grade teachers and ESL teachers at their schools to facilitate their collaboration, support their implementation of the instructional strategies, and help teachers build on their families’ cultural wealth. The person in this position will receive training from the research team in a specific model of implementation coaching to use with the teachers in the study. Provide implementation coaching to teams of teachers from each elementary school.

Find out more about the role here: 

 

Staff Assistant (Duke Title)

Events and Digital Media Coordinator (Sanford Title)

Requisition #: 401466149

Occupational Summary

This full-time position at Duke University supports a Center that teaches journalism and media studies within the Sanford School of Public Policy. The Events and Digital Media Coordinator will coordinate special events with journalists, media experts, alumni and students and generate social media and website content. The coordinator’s challenge will be to grow student participation through an active digital media network and events program, targeting Duke student and campus community audiences. Some events will take place after regular business hours and on weekends. This position reports to the Center Director and Associate Director. This is a ten-month opportunity with a flexible start date of August 15, 2018. Organizational Information The DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy is Duke University’s hub for the study of journalism. We study the interaction between news media and policy; we support watchdog and accountability reporting in the U.S. and around the world; and we teach about the media’s role in democracy. Founded in 1973, the DeWitt Wallace Center (DWC) is part of the Sanford School of Public Policy, and shares in the School’s mission of teaching, research, and policy engagement, with the goal of putting knowledge in service to society.

Find out more about the role here: 

 

Operations Coordinator (Duke Title)

Implementation Specialist (Sanford Title)

Requisition #: 401432173

Project Description
 
Family Connects International is the expansion of a community-wide nurse home visiting program developed in Durham, NC, for parents of newborns, regardless of income or socioeconomic status. The mission is to increase child well-being by bridging the gap between parent needs and community resources. We expect to expand this program from the current 25 sites to more than 200 sites during the next five years.
 
Occupational Summary
This position manages initial and ongoing Family Connects program certification for external sites throughout the United States. Through the employment of standard program management processes and tools, the Implementation Specialist coordinates site-specific training and consultation in accordance with national certification guidelines and criteria. As a key member of the Family Connects National Service Office, this position works closely with leadership and peers to ensure model fidelity and quality standards are achieved and maintained within assigned program sites. 

Find our more about the role here.

 

ANALYST PROGRAMMER I

Requisition #: 401457019

Project Description

Process large administrative data files received from the NC Department of Public Instruction and other agencies for use by academic researchers. This includes writing SAS programs to read, clean, and standardize input files; linking datasets from multiple sources; creating de-identified datasets for submission to a data repository; and documenting files through technical documentation as well as user-friendly codebooks.  In collaboration with Duke and Sanford School IT administrators, manage directory access for approved data users at Duke and other institutions across the United States.  Maintain database of archived publications using NCERDC data.  Update NCERDC website and technical documentation.  Answer researchers’ questions related to data content and availability. 
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RESEARCH AIDE, SENIOR, CENTER FOR CHILD & FAMILY POLICY

Requisition #: 401461043

Project Description

The mission of the Center for Child and Family Policy is to contribute to solutions to important problems affecting today’s children and families, through an integrated system of scientific research, debate and dissemination, public service, and teaching. The Center emphasizes the bridge from basic research to policy and practice. Occupational Summary Participate in a variety of duties data collection duties for a research study in elementary schools with ESL and classroom teachers. Responsibilities include managing student assessments and conducting classroom observations. Must be able to work school hours which are typically 7:30 to 3:00 PM. Must have own transportation (reimbursement for mileage). Initial appointment through June 2019 with the possibility of renewal the following September. No work during the summer. The Center for Child and Family Policy recently received funding from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) for an efficacy trial of a teacher professional development (PD) program in elementary schools in North Carolina. This comprehensive teacher PD program provides English as a second language (ESL) and classroom teachers with a framework for collaboration, skills for implementing high-impact instructional strategies, and approaches for incorporating families’ cultural wealth into the classroom. The PD program is based on research supporting teacher PD and includes the DCCS Institute, follow-up application modules, ongoing implementation coaching, and weekly collaboration sessions between the ESL and classroom teachers.

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RESEARCH AIDE, SENIOR, CENTER FOR CHILD & FAMILY POLICY

Requisition #: 401461061

Project Description

The mission of the Center for Child and Family Policy is to contribute to solutions to important problems affecting today’s children and families, through an integrated system of scientific research, debate and dissemination, public service, and teaching. The Center emphasizes the bridge from basic research to policy and practice. Occupational Summary Participate in a variety of duties data collection duties for a research study in elementary schools with ESL and classroom teachers. Responsibilities include managing student assessments and conducting classroom observations. Must be able to work school hours which are typically 7:30 to 3:00 PM. Must have own transportation (reimbursement for mileage). Initial appointment through June 2019 with the possibility of renewal the following September. No work during the summer. The Center for Child and Family Policy recently received funding from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) for an efficacy trial of a teacher professional development (PD) program in elementary schools in North Carolina. This comprehensive teacher PD program provides English as a second language (ESL) and classroom teachers with a framework for collaboration, skills for implementing high-impact instructional strategies, and approaches for incorporating families’ cultural wealth into the classroom. The PD program is based on research supporting teacher PD and includes the DCCS Institute, follow-up application modules, ongoing implementation coaching, and weekly collaboration sessions between the ESL and classroom teachers.

Find out more about the role here: 

 

SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE DEAN, SANFORD SCHOOL

Requisition #: 401460373

Occupational Summary

The Special Assistant to the Dean supports all business overseen by the Dean, helps resolves complex problems related to the school’s operations and programs, provides analysis and assistance in developing new programs and capacities to meet strategic goals, and assists in the management and oversight of new initiatives. The position will be supervised by the Dean of the Sanford School.

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FINANCIAL ANALYST II, SANFORD SCHOOL-FAMILY CONNECTS INT'L

Requisition #: 401459793

Project Description

Family Connects International (FCI) is the expansion of a community-wide nurse home visiting program developed in Durham, NC, for parents of newborns, regardless of income or socioeconomic status. The mission is to increase child well-being by bridging the gap between parent needs and community resources. We expect to expand this program from the current 28 sites to more than 200 sites during the next five years.

Occupational Summary

Plan, coordinate, and administer activities for Family Connects International, a rapidly growing research and training program working with and establishing new initiatives across multiple communities and states; develop, coordinate and advise on policies and practices related to specified programs within and outside of Duke; assist in administration of FCI’s financial and operating procedures.

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Operations Coordinator (Duke Title)

Implementation Specialist (Sanford Title)

Requisition #: 401432161

Project Description
 
Family Connects International is the expansion of a community-wide nurse home visiting program developed in Durham, NC, for parents of newborns, regardless of income or socioeconomic status. The mission is to increase child well-being by bridging the gap between parent needs and community resources. We expect to expand this program from the current 25 sites to more than 200 sites during the next five years.
 
Occupational Summary
This position manages initial and ongoing Family Connects program certification for external sites throughout the United States. Through the employment of standard program management processes and tools, the Implementation Specialist coordinates site-specific training and consultation in accordance with national certification guidelines and criteria. As a key member of the Family Connects National Service Office, this position works closely with leadership and peers to ensure model fidelity and quality standards are achieved and maintained within assigned program sites. 

Find out more about the role here.

 

 


Interested applicants should apply via the Duke HR website.