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Open Positions

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

Faculty

Professor of the Practice – First-Year Design

Professor of the Practice and Director of Pratt First-year Design Experience

The Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University invites applications for a non-tenure track faculty position to lead the implementation of a signature first-year design curriculum for all its students. We view engineering as a creative, design-centered discipline addressing society’s grand challenges.

This signature experience will allow all Pratt first year students to become comfortable with problem-based learning and design. Applications particularly invited from candidates who have developed design curricula and/or have industrial experience in the area of design. The Pratt School of Engineering student body is a highly selective and diverse group of students who comprise approximately 20% of the undergraduate student body at Duke University.

Candidates are expected to have a doctoral degree in: biomedical, civil, electrical, computer, environmental, or mechanical engineering, or a closely related field. Successful candidates are expected to have an exceptional teaching record, experience in building a curriculum, and the ability to offer a positive, experiential design experience for our students. We seek faculty members committed to building a diverse and inclusive community that fosters excellence in research and teaching. A regular rank, non-tenure track appointment at the assistant, associate or full professor level is anticipated. The faculty appointment will be in one or more of four departments: Biomedical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science.

Applicants should submit a cover letter (email, address, and phone number must be included) describing their interests and qualification and a curriculum vitae along with the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email contacts of three references electronically through AcademicJobsOnline (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8143).

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.

Duke University Orthopaedic Engineering Faculty Position

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery within the Duke University Medical Center and the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science of Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering invites applications for a tenure‐track faculty position in the broad area of orthopaedic engineering. The ideal candidate would work closely with faculty in both the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in the areas of orthopaedic biomechanics, tissue engineering, computational biomechanics, biomedical materials, imaging, or a related field. The successful candidate will be appointed at an academic rank of at least Assistant Professor. Exceptional candidates may be considered at the Associate or Full Professor level. The successful candidate should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in Engineering (or a closely related field).

The successful candidate is expected to carry out high quality scholarly research and collaborate with other faculty in both departments. He or she should have a clear plan to establish a vibrant research program, secure external research funding, and actively participate in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Full consideration will be given to applications received by January 15 2016, 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) names, addresses, e‐mail addresses, and telephone numbers of five references to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6982

For further information, please contact:

Melanie Frank
Chairman’s Office & Special Projects
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Duke University Medical Center
DUMC Box 2888
200 Trent Drive, Orange Zone 5th floor
Durham, NC 27710
melanie.frank@duke.edu

Duke University 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.

Duke University Controls Faculty Position

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science (MEMS) of the Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering invites applications for a tenure‐track faculty position in the broad area of controls to begin August 2015. The ideal candidate would work closely with the newly established Duke Robotics program in fields, e.g., automated manufacturing, autonomous vehicles, multi‐agent systems, and related medical applications. We anticipate hiring at the level of Assistant Professor, although truly exceptional candidates may be considered at the Associate or Full Professor level. A Ph.D. in Mechanical 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, secure external research funding, and actively participate in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 15, 2015, 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/6020.

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.

Staff

Department Science Writer

Occupational Summary

Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering is an ambitious research and teaching institution dedicated to training the next generation of engineering leaders and developing solutions to some of the greatest challenges facing the world today—from improving human health to sustaining our environment to advancing global connectivity. We are looking for an energetic, talented storyteller to help convey the unique strengths of Duke Engineering to key audiences both locally and nationwide, with a particular focus on advancing the strategic goals of our highly ranked departments. 

A member of the Duke Engineering communications team, the Departmental Science Writer will spend 50% of the time covering the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and also contribute to communications for Civil & Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering and other programs as assigned.  The position reports to the Executive Director for Marketing and Communications.

Work Performed

The Departmental Science Writer will work closely with department leaders and other members of the school and university communications teams to ensure all work performed is closely aligned with overarching marketing communications efforts and strategic goals.

Specific duties include:

Reporting: Develop and maintain productive, positive relationships with department faculty and program leaders; initiate and attend relevant meetings to gain broad knowledge of current research, educational programs and faculty expertise in order to inform communications strategy and storytelling.

Writing, editing and multimedia content production: Write stories of various lengths for Duke Engineering and department websites, in e-newsletters, in printed publications, on social media and other channels. Produce and/or coordinate production of multimedia content including photos, audio and video and infographics. Examples of work produced could include long-form research features, alumni profiles, graduate student success stories, social media posts, and marketing brochures and mailers focused on department achievements or educational programs.

Publications management: Manage production of departmental e-newsletters and print publications, including editing and coordinating graphic design, photography, and reviews.

Web editing: Post articles and other content to school and department websites using Drupal content management system. Training will be provided.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Qualifications:

Work requires a proven ability to write compelling stories, proof and edit copy, and interpret and communicate scientific research to lay audiences.  Experience producing videos or photography is not required, but a plus.

Candidates should hold at least a bachelor’s degree and have a minimum of two years of professional writing experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

To apply:

Applications should be submitted at https://hr.duke.edu/careers/apply – please search for requisition number 401196808. (Note that the classification title in the HR system is “Public Relations Specialist Senior.”)  Please include links to or PDFs of three writing samples in your cover letter. We look forward to welcoming a motivated, enthusiastic team member to help us share the exciting and important work going on at Duke Engineering.

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.

Managing Director, 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.