Tenure-line appointment (Assistant Professor) in the Sanford School of Public Policy

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Tenure-line appointment (Assistant Professor) in the Sanford School of Public Policy

The Sanford School of Public Policy invites applications for a position at the rank of assistant professor in the area of education policy. While we are open with respect to particular research focus, we are especially interested in finding a scholar/teacher whose research demonstrates the interest and ability to use large data sets (including administrative records) to pursue education- policy relevant questions. The position is open with respect to discipline. Applicants will be expected to teach core courses in one or more of our degree programs as well as electives in their research area.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in public policy or a related field with demonstrated policy relevant research interests. 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 Sanford School includes a full-time faculty of 65, and offers an undergraduate major, two masters programs, and a Ph.D. program. More information on the Sanford School can be found at www.sanford.duke.edu

An important resource for education research at Duke is the North Carolina Education Research Data Center (NCERDC), which is located at the Sanford School. The NCERDC is a repository of administrative data on the North Carolina public-schools system that has been utilized by hundreds of scholars across the country.

Candidates should submit a letter of application that makes it clear why they would be interested in joining the Sanford School of Public Policy, along with a CV, a recent writing sample, and three letters of reference to Professor Charles Clotfelter, search committee chair, via the following website: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6342.

Applications received by November 1, 2015 will be assured full consideration for interviews at APPAM 2015 meeting in Miami (November 12-14, 2015); review of applications will commence immediately after this date. Applications received by November 23, 2015 will be assured full consideration for interviews at the AEA/ASSA 2015 meetings in San Francisco (January 3-5, 2016), although we may also conduct interviews via videoconference prior to January, 2016.


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