Employment

A Great PLace to Work

Duke University is regularly recognized as one of the best places to work in higher education.

In nine of its last 10 surveys, including its most recent survey released in July 2017, The Chronicle of Higher Education listed Duke among its "Great Colleges to Work For."

Duke's hometown, Durham, NC, is itself regularly listed among the best places in the United States to live, work, play and raise a family. Learn more about Durham's temperate climate and affordable cost of living at durham.duke.edu.

Our Commitment to Equal Opportunity

Duke University is committed to encouraging and sustaining work and learning environments that are free from harassment and prohibited discrimination. The university prohibits discrimination and harassment in the administration of both its employment and educational policies. Equal employment and educational opportunities are provided without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, or disability. Duke University also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.

OPEN Positions

For more information or to apply for any position in the Pratt School of Engineering, visit the Duke HR job search site.

Tenure-Track Faculty

Professor of the Practice in Data Science

Coming soon – Position to be posted in March 2017.

Rhodes Family Professorship in Data Science

The Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University, invites applications for the Rhodes Family Professorship in the areas of information, computing and data science. Successful candidates should have developed internationally-recognized research programs in the broad areas of information theory and computational science, with applications to emerging problems in security, environment, and human health. These research programs should be supported by external funding, and by dynamic participation in teaching and mentoring at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Pratt faculty and student community are currently very diverse and are strongly committed to enhancing this diversity. Thus candidates from under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

In addition, Duke encourages interdisciplinary collaboration within and between departments, as well as entrepreneurial activities, which serve to broaden the societal impact of its research and teaching. We anticipate hiring at the senior level, although exceptional candidates at the associate rank may also be considered.

Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.  Applicants should electronically submit:

  1. Cover letter (including email, address, and phone number)
  2. Complete curriculum vitae
  3. Names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of five references to the secure website.

Find the job listing at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7946. We expect to hire for the Fall 2017 semester.

Questions regarding this position may be directed by email to Mrs. Kelly Rockwell, Executive Assistant to the Dean and Search Committee Coordinator (kelly.rockwell@ duke.edu).

The Pratt School of Engineering is an inclusive, dynamic, innovative school committed to fostering a diverse educational environment, and we encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.

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.

CEE – Faculty Position in Engineering in the Critical Zone

 

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University invite applicants for a tenure-track faculty position. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Duke currently includes a diverse faculty of 20 tenured or tenure-track faculty members with primary appointments in CEE. Civil and Environmental programs at Duke are highly ranked, most notably with Environmental Science and Engineering ranking #11 in the world (Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities in 2016). 

We anticipate hiring at the Assistant Professor level, although truly exceptional candidates may be suitable at the level of Associate or Full Professor. Applicants whose work bridges several research areas and who envision cross-departmental collaborations are particularly encouraged to apply.

Theoretical and applied aspects of engineering the Critical Zone (CZ) is one such collaborative area of particular interest. The CZ is defined by the National Research Council as the surface zone of the Earth extending from the outer limits of vegetation down to soil and groundwater masses, within which all forms of life are supported, food is produced, and critical infrastructure is engineered. Examples of specific topics of interest include: engineered systems for grid and life-line underground and surface infrastructure; urban underground engineering, particularly as related to its adaptation to climate change and resulting developments in design and operation at the energy-water-climate nexus; coupled-processes (physico-chemical) in geo-mechanics with application to energy production, energy storage, waste storage/disposal (including CO2 and nuclear wastes), and environmental protection; extraction and management of energy, water, and mineral resources; new or emerging materials with application to infrastructure and renewable energy and water resources; environmental transport phenomena and groundwater transport; multiphase, bio- and geo-interface flows coupled with soil mechanics.

Candidates are expected to have a doctoral degree in: civil, environmental, mining or mechanical engineering, applied chemistry, systems analysis, or similarly pertinent disciplines. Once hired, the successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, to obtain competitive external funding, to establish a vibrant research program, and to contribute through service to the welfare of the department and to the promotion of their discipline. We seek faculty members committed to building a diverse and inclusive community that fosters excellence in research and teaching. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter (email, address, and phone number must be included) describing their interests and qualifications and a curriculum vitae along with the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail contacts of five references electronically through Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8059.

Applications received before November 15, 2016, will receive full consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. We expect to hire for the Fall 2017 semester. Questions regarding this search should be directed to Professor Tomasz Hueckel (hueckel@duke.edu), search committee chair. 

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.

ECE – Professor of the Practice

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, invites applications and nominations for an open-rank Professor of the Practice position starting in July 2017. We especially encourage applicants with interest and experience in mobile computing.

The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to and demonstrated excellence in teaching. Successful candidates at the Associate and Full Professor of the Practice level will show examples of academic, scholarly, and educational success outside the classroom that have resulted in, or have the potential to result in, significant advancements in computer engineering and science education. Reappointment and promotion are governed by bylaws and guidelines that encourage faculty to be innovative, to succeed locally and nationally, and to develop new courses and curricula that mesh with ongoing and new initiatives. Practice-of faculty typically teach two courses per semester with TA support. Successful candidates must show commitment to educating a broad and diverse group of students and in working to increase the participation and success of students from groups underrepresented in computer engineering and science.

Candidates must possess an earned doctorate in electrical or computer engineering or a related discipline. Applications received by March 1, 2017 will receive fullest consideration. Applications should be submitted online via Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8831

We seek faculty members committed to building a diverse and inclusive community that fosters excellence in research and teaching and welcome applications from women and members of minority groups as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research and teaching missions.

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.

ECE – Faculty Cluster in Quantum Sciences and Technology

As part of a new collaborative research initiative in quantum sciences and technology, Duke University’s Quantitative Initiative, the Department of Physics, and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering seeks up to three exceptional, collaborative, and creative scientists and engineers to join its faculty in tenured/tenure-track positions. Exceptionally qualified candidates will be considered for a Chaired Professorship position. We invite applications from researchers with an outstanding track record in the fundamental research and/or technology developments related to quantum sciences broadly defined.

Candidates should hold a PhD or equivalent degree in an experimental or quantitative discipline.  Applications in all areas of quantum sciences and technology are encouraged.  We are particularly interested in scientists and engineers working in one or more of the following areas: (1) experimental AMO or condensed matter physics relevant to quantum sciences (2) technology development relevant to quantum information sciences, or (3) quantitative analyses of complex quantum systems, quantum algorithms or applications.

We strongly encourage applications from scientists with a demonstrated interest in collaborative research. Successful candidates will synergize with existing strengths at Duke in engineering, physics, materials science, computer science, mathematics and chemistry. Secondary appointments, joint appointments, or affiliations may be arranged with relevant departments, schools and centers on campus as appropriate. The collaborative nature of the new initiative will provide successful candidates with access to exceptional resources on campus, such as shared fabrication facility, collaborative workspace, computing infrastructure, and other strong multidisciplinary partnerships in materials, photonics, and information sciences. Duke University is committed to identifying excellent candidates who can contribute to the diversity of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.

Interested applicants should submit materials (cover letter, CV, description of research plans and statement of teaching), and list of three or more references at http://www.academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8135.  Further inquiries may be directed to Prof. Jungsang Kim (jungsang@duke.edu), Prof. Warren Warren (wwarren@duke.edu), or Prof. David Smith (drsmith@duke.edu).  All applications received by December 15, 2016 will receive full consideration, but the reviews of applications will continue until the positions are filled.  Additional information may be requested as part of the evaluation process.

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.

Staff

Managing Director, iMSEI

Managing Director, interdisciplinary Materials Science and Engineering Institute (iMSEI)

The new interdisciplinary Materials Science and Engineering Institute (iMSEI) at Duke University invites applications for a Managing Director position.

The individual will be involved in and manage, in coordination with the Institute Director, the day-to-day development and growth of an institute that consolidates and advances a key area at Duke that is now spread between different faculty, departments, and schools. This is a major opportunity requiring interaction with and integration of key players across Duke, along with outside stakeholders, to build a leading entity that reflects Duke's brand of materials science. Focus areas include solutions to interdisciplinary and strategic global materials challenges in health, energy and photonics/electronics, and integration of research and education to train next generation Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) leaders. Additional activities that the Managing Director will lead and pursue, with the assistance of an administrative assistant, include: development of web-based and other communications channels for prospective students, corporate partners and donors; implementation of fund raising (industry, government and private) and pre- and post-award contract management activities; and assembly of financial and annual reports. A key element of the Institute’s activities will be to implement and support a new set of graduate programs (led by an Education Director). Although the primary role of this position will be day-to-day operations of the institute, technical involvement with research projects within the Institute could also be envisioned for candidates that desire this and that have an appropriate background.

Candidates are expected to have a minimum of 3 years relevant experience beyond a Master’s degree or a PhD degree, with at least the undergraduate component of their education in an engineering/science field. Experience with administrative management (e.g., of a large program or institute/center), including proficiency in communications, budgeting, grants and contracts, personnel supervision and project management, with the ability to assist with technical aims, is preferred. Ability to work with people from different technical and sciences backgrounds, and in a variety of research settings or programs (especially within a university setting) is essential. The successful candidate must have excellent communication and demonstrated leadership skills.

Applicants should electronically submit: a curriculum vitae, cover letter, names and contact information for three references to iMSEIsearch@duke.edu

Applications received until the position is filled. For best consideration please submit applications by June 17, 2016. 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.

Department Positions

Details on faculty, research and staff positions are available on these departmental websites: