Director of the Center for Child and Family Policy at The Sanford School of Public Policy

The Sanford School of Public Policy invites applications for the position of Director of the Center for Child and Family Policy (CCFP). The Director’s faculty appointment will be in the Sanford School. We seek a leader in child and family policy scholarship and public engagement. Mid-career scholars at the current rank of associate professor as well as senior scholars and public officials are encouraged to apply. Except in unusual cases, the successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in a relevant field such as psychology, economics, public policy, sociology, or public health, with active externally funded projects. A record of leadership in research and public engagement is essential.

CCFP is one of the nation’s leading centers devoted to research, teaching and public engagement to address problems facing children and families in contemporary society. The Center’s 45 affiliated faculty members and 15 research scientists come from diverse disciplines with primary appointments across the entire Duke campus. Foci evolve over time and currently include (but are not restricted to) early childhood adversity, education policy, and adolescent problem behavior.

The Director will oversee the Center’s grants portfolio which currently totals $8 million per year, and will guide the Center’s faculty and permanent staff in the next phase of growth and impact. The Director will report to the Dean of the Sanford School.

The Director will also contribute to the teaching and service missions of the Sanford School. The Sanford School includes a full-time faculty of 70 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.

Applicants should submit a letter that includes a brief overview of the applicant’s program of research and a CV here. Applications will be treated confidentially. Applications will be considered upon receipt.

Self-inquiries and nominations of candidates are encouraged and should be submitted to Kenneth A. Dodge, Search Committee Chair, at dodge@duke.edu or 919-613-9303.

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