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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 ( 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.