The Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke invites applications for the position of director of the Duke Center for International Development. The position may be either Tenured Professor (Full) or Professor of the Practice.

DCID is a largely self-financed international development policy center in Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy that has a mid-career Master of International Development Policy program for development practitioners, executive education programs in public finance specializations, policy advising, and applied research.  The Center has the most internationally diverse student and faculty body on campus. The Sanford School includes a full-time faculty of 65, and offers an undergraduate major, two master’s programs, and a Ph.D. program.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: We seek a senior professional with a PhD in economics, political science, public health, public policy, or another relevant discipline for international development; experience working in or advising the public, private, or non-government sector related to development issues; a strong interest and track-record in policy-oriented research and analysis; and leadership and management experience within a complex, multi-faceted organization.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The successful candidate is expected to oversee a measured expansion of the Center’s Masters’ and Executive Education programs; provide leadership for fundraising and grant writing; expand the scholarly research of the Center; promote collaboration within the Sanford School and build DCID’s leadership role at Duke as a hub of international development; and interface with academic/research institutions, international agencies, the US government, private firms, philanthropic foundations, and the media to enhance the Center’s profile. The successful candidate should also have a clear vision for how DCID can both build on its strengths and expand in innovative ways to further its reputation, influence, and impact.

FURTHER INFORMATION: 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. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please apply with (1) a letter of application that includes a description of your vision for DCID, and (2) your CV, to this link by 15 January 2016.

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