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In nine of its last 10 surveys The Chronicle of Higher Education has listed Duke among its "Great Colleges to Work For."

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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.

MEMS – Assistant Professor Faculty Position

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science (MEMS) of the Duke University Pratt School of Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position starting in September 2018.

Candidates in the broad area of mechanical engineering are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to those whose research falls in the areas of robotics, design, manufacturing, machine learning, acoustics, dynamics and vibrations, energy, or systems.

The Pratt School of Engineering is seeking to grow its strengths in interdisciplinary research, and we are particularly interested in candidates with the potential to bridge multiple departments. Where appropriate, candidates may be considered for joint appointments in other departments, such as Electrical and Computer Engineering. We anticipate hiring at the level of Assistant Professor, although truly exceptional candidates may be considered at the Associate or Full Professor level.

A PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a closely related field is required at the time of employment. The successful candidate is expected to carry out high quality scholarly research and collaborate with other faculty. He or she should have a clear plan to establish a vibrant research program, obtain competitive external research funding, and actively participate in teaching and mentoring at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 15, 2017, but the 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) two‐page statement of research achievements and interests, (4) one-page teaching statement, and (5) names, addresses, e‐mail addresses, and telephone numbers of five references to [https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10055].

The Pratt School of Engineering is committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and encourages 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.

ECE & CS – Tenure-Track Positions in Computing

Departments of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering

Duke University invites applications and nominations for five tenure-track or tenured faculty positions in computing, at all ranks, to begin July 2018. This search is a joint initiative between the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering to rapidly expand the university’s existing strengths and to support exciting new initiatives in computing. We encourage applications in all areas of computer science and engineering, with special interest in the following themes:

  • Two positions in all disciplinary areas of computer science, including but not limited to security and privacy, distributed systems and networking, mobile and embedded systems, machine learning, algorithms, as well as interdisciplinary work that relates to social sciences or biological sciences.
  • Two joint positions between computer science and electrical and computer engineering in the area of machine learning (with an applied and methodological focus).
  • One position in all disciplinary areas of computer engineering, including but not limited to security and privacy, distributed systems and networking, as well as mobile and embedded systems.

Candidates are expected to have a doctoral degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a related discipline. A successful candidate must have a solid disciplinary foundation and demonstrate promise of outstanding scholarship in every regard, including research and teaching.

The Duke faculty and students communities are currently very diverse and are strongly committed to further enhancing this diversity. We seek faculty members who are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community, which fosters excellence in research and teaching. We strongly encourage applications from women and underrepresented minorities in computing. Please see www.cs.duke.edu, ece.duke.edu, and www.provost.duke.edu/faculty/ for information about the departments and advantages that Duke offers to faculty.

Applicants should submit their materials (cover letter, research statement, teaching statement, contacts for at least three references) electronically through AcademicJobsOnline https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9908

For full consideration, applications and references should be received by December 15, 2017.

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.

Durham, Chapel Hill, and the Research Triangle of North Carolina are frequently ranked among the best places in the country to live and work. Duke and the many other universities in the area offer a wealth of education and employment opportunities for spouses and families.

Professor of the Practice in Data Science

Coming soon

CEE - Faculty Position in Water Cycle and Environmental Sciences

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University invite applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in the areas of Water Cycle and Environmental Sciences with a focus on Transport processes, Water Quantity and/or Water Quality Modeling and/or Observations at multiple scales. We anticipate hiring at the Assistant Professor level, although truly exceptional candidates may be suitable at the Associate or Full Professor level. Applicants whose work bridges areas and who envision cross-departmental collaborations are particularly encouraged to apply.

Successful candidates will have a record of high-quality scholarly research. 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.

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 AcademicJobsOnline. https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9551. Applications received before November 15, 2017 will receive full consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. We expect to hire for the Fall 2018 semester. Questions regarding this search should be directed to Professor Ana Barros (ana.barros@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, gender expression, 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.

Department Positions

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