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Duke is a:

  • Chronicle of Higher Education Great College to Work For
  • Professional Woman’s Magazine Best of the Best College and University Employer
  • Forbes Best Employer and Best Employer for Diversity

Durham, NC—our hometown—is regularly listed among the best places in the United States to live, work and raise a family.

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Committed to Opportunity, Diversity and Inclusion

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.

Duke Engineering is proud to be part of the American Society of Engineering Education’s (ASEE) Deans Diversity Initiative. We have earned the Bronze Award from the ASEE Diversity Recognition Program, and its recommendation as a national exemplar.

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Director of Diversity & Inclusion

Joining a vibrant community of leaders dedicated to creating a welcoming environment to all, the Director of Diversity & Inclusion will provide leadership in developing and implementing strategic diversity and inclusion initiatives that engage all faculty, staff, and students in the Duke University Pratt School of Engineering community.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should apply for the position via https://careers.duke.edu. To locate the position, please search for REQ ID 8122 or Director Diversity & Inclusion.

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Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement strategies to integrate effective diversity practices within the Pratt School of Engineering's current framework
  • Monitor and evaluate progress in creating a more diverse and inclusive work environment
  • Collaboratively develop and implement strategies for recruitment and retention to further the school’s Diversity Strategic Plan
  • Design and deliver learning experiences, presentations, and workshops and provide consultation and support of efforts of diversity, equity, and inclusion for individuals and groups within the Pratt School of Engineering community
  • Establish and run events that bring students and faculty from regional minority-serving institutions to the Pratt School of Engineering, and lead research opportunities for undergraduates (REUs)
  • Establish linkages with regional minority-serving institutions

Qualifications

  • Master's degree required; Ph.D. preferred
  • Background in a scientific field preferred
  • Minimum of five years of experience in higher education or equivalent
  • Direct experience in diversity and inclusion leadership preferred

About Duke Engineering

Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering is a vibrant teaching and research institution dedicated to educating the next generation of engineering leaders and pursuing research in high-impact fields to address the grand challenges facing humanity and the environment. 

We are committed to being a diverse community of people with ideas and approaches that make a difference locally, nationally and globally. At the core of our diversity philosophy is a belief that multicultural learning is truly an integral part of our personal, social and moral growth—as individuals and as a university.

Duke Engineering is proud to be part of the American Society for Engineering Education’s (ASEE) Deans Diversity Initiative. We have earned the Bronze Award from the ASEE Diversity Recognition Program, and its recommendation as a national exemplar.

Duke is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Center for Advanced Genomic Technologies—Tenure-Track Position

The Center for Advanced Genomic Technologies at Duke University, a new initiative launched collaboratively by Duke's Pratt School of Engineering and School of Medicine, invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at any rank in the area of genomic technology development and its application to the diagnosis, treatment, and/or fundamental understanding of human disease.

We will consider applicants who work in all areas of genomic technology. Potential technological research areas of interest include, but are not limited to, genome engineering, functional genomics/epigenomics including high-throughput genetic screening and/or epigenomic profiling and annotation, methods to study genome structure, genome and nucleic acid imaging, cell reprogramming, precision medicine, and gene and cell therapies. We are also interested in the development and application of innovative computational methods to analyze data generated by these approaches. We particularly encourage applicants who are interested in the application of these technologies to basic and applied research in the areas of regenerative biology and medicine, cancer biology, pharmacology, immunology, neurobiology, and cell biology including cell fate specification and lineage tracing.

Candidates are expected to have a doctoral degree in biomedical engineering, bioengineering, genomics/genetics, cell biology, pharmacology, immunology, biochemistry, biophysics, neuroscience/neurobiology, computational biology, biostatistics, or a related discipline. We encourage applications from physician-scientists. Candidates are expected to have a record of significant research contributions, to be capable of obtaining competitive external research funding, and to actively participate in teaching.

A tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level is anticipated, but appointments at the Associate or Full Professor level with tenure are available for exceptional applicants.

All applications will be considered until the position is filled but for best consideration, please submit applications by October 20, 2019.

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CEE—Tenure-Track Professor

Duke University’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Environmental Engineering at the level of full or associate professor

Exceptional applicants to be recruited at the Assistant Professor level will also be considered. Candidates from all sub-disciplines of environmental engineering are encouraged, including those who combine experimental research activities with information and/or computational sciences. Applicants in all areas of environmental science & engineering will be considered, inclusive of those in environmental exposure science, global health, environmental resource/materials development and recovery, and data analytic applications for the environmental microbiological-, chemical-, and geo-sciences.

We seek candidates with a vision of collaboration and relevance for their research and teaching that is international and cross-disciplinary. Applicants should have a doctoral degree in engineering or a related field such as environmental science, chemistry, biology, environmental health, and environmental data science. Candidates must be committed to building a diverse and inclusive community to foster excellence in research and teaching. We 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 mission.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should provide a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and the contact information of three references. Application materials must be submitted electronically via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/13908.

Questions regarding this position may be directed by email to Professor Helen Hsu-Kim, Search Committee Chair (hsukim@duke.edu).

Information on Duke’s Environmental Engineering program can be found at https://cee.duke.edu/. Full consideration will be given to applications received by September 16, 2019, and applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

About Duke

Duke University is rated as one of the world's top research universities and the Environmental Engineering program is ranked among the top 10 in the United States.

Members of the Duke Environmental Engineering community closely coordinate research and educational initiatives within Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering as well as other university academic units such as Duke’s Medical School, Trinity School of Arts & Science, and the Nicholas School of the Environment. Additional major interdisciplinary initiatives include the Duke Global Health Institute, the Rhodes Information Initiative at Duke, an NSF training program on Integrative Bioinformatics for Investigating and Engineering Microbiomes, the Duke University Superfund Research Center, and the Duke Center for Environmental Exposomics.

The university is located in Durham, North Carolina and in the Research Triangle Region, both of which 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.

Duke University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action 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—Tenure Track-AI.Health

Duke's Electrical & Computer Engineering Department invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to begin in Fall 2020

The position is primarily at the junior level, and graduating students, postdocs, or junior faculty are encouraged to apply. Candidates must have a well-demonstrated background, PhD or equivalent degree in ECE or related area, and contributions both in AI (in its broader definition) and health, and their combination.

This position is part of the broad initiative at Duke University and Duke Health, with the goal to make our leadership in AI, health, and their intersection, even stronger. Duke has unique strengths in AI, health, and their collaboration; multiple AI tools developed by our engineering faculty are in daily use in Duke Health and beyond, including FDA cleared AI-based technologies. Successful candidates should be committed to high-quality scholarly activities including the development of a vibrant research program supported by external funding, and active participation in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Duke faculty and student community are currently very diverse and we are strongly committed to enhancing this diversity. Thus candidates from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Duke encourages interdisciplinary collaboration within and between departments (joint and courtesy appointments are very standard), as well as entrepreneurial activities, which serve to broaden the societal impact of its research and teaching. A tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level is anticipated, but an appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level with tenure may be considered for exceptionally qualified applicants.

Beyond ece.duke.edu and websites for individual departments, further information regarding Duke University and its AI.Health activities can be found for example at:

Applications received prior to December 15, 2019, will receive priority in consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled.

Applicants should electronically submit:

  1. Cover letter (including email, address, and phone number)
  2. Complete curriculum vitae
  3. Statement of achievements in teaching (up to 2 pages) and research (up to 2 pages), and
  4. Names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three to five references

to the secure website: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14926

For full consideration, applications and references should be received by December 31, 2018.

Duke University is an inclusive, dynamic, innovative school committed to fostering a diverse educational environment, and we encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. Duke is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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ECE—Tenured and Tenure-Track-Computer Engineering

Duke’s Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting in the fall semester of 2020. Exceptional candidates at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor will also be considered.

We encourage applications in all areas of computer engineering with special interest in security and privacy, distributed systems and networking, Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), as well as mobile and embedded systems. Candidates are expected to have a doctoral degree in electrical and computer engineering, computer science, or related disciplines.

Where appropriate, hiring and recruitment will be coordinated with the Duke Department of Computer Science. A successful candidate must have a solid disciplinary research foundation and demonstrate promise in teaching. Moreover, candidates must be committed to building a diverse and inclusive community to foster excellence in research and teaching.

Applicants should submit their materials (cover letter, research statement, teaching statement, three publications, contacts for three references) electronically through Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14928/

For full consideration, applications and references should be received by December 31, 2019.

Duke is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke University is an inclusive, dynamic, innovative school committed to fostering a diverse educational environment, and we encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.

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ECE—Professor of the Practice-Software Engineering

Duke's Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering invites applications for a Professor of the Practice position at any rank (i.e., Assistant, Associate, or Full)

We especially encourage applicants with interest and experience in software engineering or systems software.

The ideal candidate will have commitment, passion, and excellence in teaching. Candidates should be eager to educate a broad and diverse group of students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and passionate about working to increase the participation and success of students from groups underrepresented in engineering and science. An ideal candidate should be enthusiastic about teaching courses at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels in systems (e.g., operating systems, networking, databases, computer architecture, etc.) and/or software engineering (e.g., object-oriented design, software testing, etc.).

Professors of the Practice are regular rank faculty whose primary focus is the school’s educational mission. Reappointment and promotion are based on teaching excellence as well as complementary scholarship through technical or educational research, external research funding, peer-reviewed conference and journal publications, and/or involvement in engineering education at the national or international level. Such faculty typically teach two courses per semester with TA support.

Candidates must, by the time of appointment, possess an earned doctorate in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, or an appropriate related discipline.

Applications must be submitted online via Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14914/

Applications received by January 15, 2020, will receive full consideration.

We seek faculty members committed to building a diverse and inclusive community that fosters excellence in research and teaching and we 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.

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

Duke is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke University is an inclusive, dynamic, innovative school committed to fostering a diverse educational environment, and we encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.

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ECE—Duke Kunshan University

Duke Kunshan University seeks applications for a faculty position (rank open) in the area of electrical and computer engineering.

The position is expected to start as early as spring 2019. Duke Kunshan University has recently established the Institute of Applied Physical Sciences and Engineering (iAPSE) and the Data Science Research Center (DSRC) with strong research programs in several emerging areas, including image processing and computer vision, speech recognition and natural language processing, smart manufacturing, autonomous driving, business data analysis, etc. Duke Kunshan University is expected to launch a Master of Engineering Program in Electrical and Computer Engineering in fall 2019 – students fulfilling the degree requirement will receive a Duke University degree.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering, computer science or relevant fields. Candidates must have strong technical backgrounds in professional software development and testing in C/C++ and are familiar with professional development tools such as Linux, emacs, git, gcc, make, valgrind, gdb, etc. Experience of postdoctoral training and/or industrial research is highly desirable. Candidates must demonstrate a strong ability to conduct outstanding independent research and show promise for excellent teaching and mentoring. Candidates, whose research and teaching are interdisciplinary and connected to the educational programs and research institutes/centers at Duke Kunshan University, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Duke Kunshan University is a Sino-US partnership of Duke University, Wuhan University and the Municipality of Kunshan, China. Its campus is located 37 miles west of Shanghai in Kunshan, which is connected to Shanghai via an 18-minute high-speed train and a subway-light rail train system. Duke Kunshan University currently has 15 undergraduate majors, 4 master's programs and 10 research institutes/centers. Duke Kunshan University provides excellent compensation, benefits and start-up packages, which are comparable to those of U.S. institutions.

As an international intellectual community that encourages diversity, openness and creative learning, Duke Kunshan University welcomes outstanding faculty from the global world, who contribute diverse perspectives and experiences to this global learning and research environment. Duke Kunshan University particularly welcomes applications from underrepresented groups and minorities.

How to Apply

We request from all applicants a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and the name and contact information for at least three references. There materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online.

The application address is https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11263

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How to Nominate

The search committee also invites and encourages letters of nomination for potential candidates. Nominations may be sent to ece-search@dukekunshan.edu.cn. Use "ECE Faculty" as the subject line. Priority will be given to applications received by October 15, 2018 and applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

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