Call for Applications: Lamb Postdoctoral Fellow with Rethinking Regulation at KIE

The Rethinking Regulation Program at the Kenan Institute for Ethics (RR@KIE) at Duke University is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow for a one-year term (with a possible renewal for a second year, upon mutual agreement of all parties and if funding is available).

RR@KIE is an interdisciplinary research, teaching, and outreach network exploring the broad terrain of regulatory governance. It fosters research, education, and policy engagement on the evolution, design, deliberation and performance of regulatory systems, across a wide array of policy areas. Linking diverse disciplinary approaches across the Duke campus and beyond, RR@KIE marshals multiple perspectives and methodologies to understand complex problems, confront ethical tradeoffs, and envision solutions.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will support the Rethinking Regulation Program in the following ways:
  • Work with faculty director and executive committee to facilitate collaborative research among faculty and students in the Rethinking Regulation program by, e.g., organizing seminars, workshops, symposia, and other research and outreach activities.
  • Work with faculty director and executive committee to identify priority research areas and seek external funding for these research areas. 
  • Assist the faculty in hosting visiting speakers from academia and policy. 
  • Assist with policy outreach by writing, editing, and/or reviewing policy briefs, blog posts, webpages, and similar publications. 
  • Work with graduate, professional and undergraduate students involved in Rethinking Regulation to help them organize activities and increase membership. 
  • Assist with Bass Connections course projects linked with Rethinking Regulation, such as on adaptive governance of emerging technologies, and decision making about complex risks. 
  • Conduct self-directed research on regulatory policy topics. Interest in ethical as well as legal, economic, political, cultural, and other aspects of regulation is highly desirable. Interest and ability to collaborate with others is highly desirable. 
The candidate must have completed a graduate or professional degree, such as PhD, ScD, MD, JD, SJD, MBA, MPP, MEM, or similar. For complete information, please consult the Lamb Postdoctoral Fellow call on the RR@KIE site.

To apply, please send a letter of interest and curriculum vita to