Job Opening Description

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Tenured or Tenure-track Professor in Public Policy and Political Science

The Sanford School of Public Policy is undertaking a major hiring initiative in political science, economics, and public policy. Within this initiative we are seeking to hire two political scientists at the advanced assistant professor (i.e., at least 2 years post-PhD), associate professor, or full professor level. The positions are open with respect to the major subfields within Political Science; we welcome applications from political scientists whose work connects to most major areas of public policy: domestic social policy, environment and energy, health policy, international development, international security, the intersection of technology and policy, and media and democracy. In addition, we value applications from faculty with a record of entrepreneurial research projects, a strong interest in policy engagement, and experience with innovative classroom approaches. Faculty may teach in any of our core existing programs and be part of building new professional offerings.

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

Applicants should submit a letter that includes a brief overview of the applicant’s program of research, a CV, and digital copies or links for up to three papers or articles that best exemplify their work. Applications will be treated confidentially and should be submitted via the following website: Applications received by September 27, 2019, will be assured full consideration.

Self-inquiries and nominations of candidates are encouraged and should be submitted to Philip Napoli, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected]

Duke is committed to encouraging and sustaining work and learning environments that are free from harassment and prohibited discrimination. Duke prohibits discrimination and harassment in the administration of both its employment and educational policies. 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 expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

Application Materials Required:

Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three Writing Samples

Further Info:
Sanford School of Public Policy
Box 90239
Durham, NC 27708