Careers at Pratt

Halloween Scavenger Hunt for Pratt Faculty and Staff.

Your Place to Make a Difference

Every day, the people of the Pratt School of Engineering work toward tangible, positive impacts on local and global scales. Making a difference is important to us.

Whether you’re looking to contribute to the education of our students, join in the search for solutions to grand challenges, or provide world-class professional services to our diverse and supportive community, Duke Engineering is your place to make a difference.

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A Place Where People Are the Focus

Within Duke Engineering, we’re building a supportive community that dares to aim higher and take well-considered risks. The cornerstone of support is individual and family well-being.

Duke offers a rich array of benefits helping with child care, infertility, elder care and counseling for family concerns. In recent years, Duke has expanded its parental leave benefit and increased the number of lactation spaces.

An engineering instructor and his baby at Duke University

There was nobody who was like ‘kids don’t belong here.’ Everyone understands that life happens, so we work around life.

Dan Buckland, MD, PhD On giving a robotics engineering lecture at Duke while accompanied by his infant daughter
Summer on the Quad Social with ice cream.

Be Bold. Be You. Choose Duke.

Click by department to view faculty, research, post-doctoral and executive-in-residence positions. To view staff positions, click below.

Celebrating Each Other’s Success

We insist on fun. The Pratt Community celebrates together (a lot). We have a lot to celebrate. Harrington Engineering Quad is our community’s outdoor living room. This green expanse hosts student, faculty and staff events (many with snacks!) most weekdays.

The perks don’t end there. As a Duke employee, you’ll have access to PERQS—exclusive shopping discounts with partner local and national businesses on entertainment, travel, gifts, home services and more.

Harrington Engineering Quad at Duke University
Stephanie Mazzerina

I followed Duke Engineering Instagram stories, and I really enjoyed them. I learned about all the exciting things happening and the growth within the school. I just think it’s a great place to work and I’m so happy to be here.

Stephanie Mazzerina Executive Assistant
Tulips beautify the traffic circle in front of Duke Chapel during a sunny Spring evening.
Tulips beautify the traffic circle in front of Duke Chapel during a sunny Spring evening.

Duke: A Recognized “Best Employer”

For years, Duke has ranked among the best institutions in the country for students and patients as a top university and hospital with some of the best graduate programs. Now, Duke’s name is cropping up on prestigious lists that represent a different constituency — its more than 30,000 faculty and staff.

The Pratt Community

411

Staff & Postdocs

174

Faculty

1,278

Undergraduate Students

2,007

Graduate Students

Contact the Pratt HR Team

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Crystal Chapman Profile Photo

Crystal Chapman

Director, Human Resources and Faculty Affairs

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Katie Krieger Profile Photo

Katie Krieger

Administrative Coordinator

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Monica Russell, M.B.A. Profile Photo

Monica Russell, M.B.A.

Administrative Manager

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Carrie Shadle Profile Photo

Carrie Shadle

HR Specialist

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