Posted Positions:

Professor of the Practice

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University in Durham, NC, USA, invites applications for an open-rank Professor of the Practice (PoP) position.

We are seeking an innovative educator with teaching and research experience particularly in computer engineering, and in other fields of electrical engineering. This non-tenure-track, regular-rank position will serve as a primary instructor of core and elective courses in computer engineering, and possibly other subjects taken by ECE students. PoP positions emphasize 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. Candidates must possess an earned doctorate in electrical or computer engineering or a related discipline, and have a demonstrated record of teaching excellence. Candidates with industry experience are encouraged to apply.

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.

Applications received by July 1, 2015 will receive fullest consideration. Applications must be submitted online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5510

Associate in Research


Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree with a background in physics, mechanical engineering and/or electrical engineering. Candidates with expertise in the following areas are encouraged to apply:

  • Familiarity with academic research environments and supply needs.
  • Equipment ordering/maintenance/trouble-shooting.
  • Research program support.
  • Laboratory space management.

The candidate will manage the day-to-day supply and facility needs of the laboratory. The candidate will be responsible for equipment ordering, maintenance, and general logistic troubleshooting. The candidate will assist in operation of circuit prototyping equipment, 3D printing facilities, and support experimental efforts in general.

Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to: margo.ginsberg@duke.edu. Please note the position “Lab Technician” in the subject line.

Deadline: Currently accepting applications

Executive/Entrepreneur in Residence

Scope of Focus

The Executive/Entrepreneur in Residence Position (EIR) will seek to inspire and prepare all members of the Pratt community for innovative leadership through the following: (1) Education - Teaching entrepreneurship courses and mentoring students at all levels on their individual or collective design projects or ideas that could have commercial or market applications; and (2) Translation – Which involves actively encouraging and enabling faculty and students to apply findings from their basic research to provide practical applications and technical solutions that map to both the time scale of industry and Duke’s desire to generate knowledge in the service of society.

Proposed Job Description

The EIR will be a highly visible member of the engineering community. He or she will play a key role in developing and implementing best practices in fostering the creation and launch of companies based on innovations generated by the Pratt community.

He or she will work with Pratt faculty, staff and students to assess the business potential of innovations generated within engineering, and advance these opportunities down the path for commercial development, if warranted. Outside of Pratt, the EIR will be responsible for working with entrepreneurs, regional economic development organizations, early stage venture capitalists, corporations, start-ups and other entities, to advance these innovations toward eventually being spun-out of the University.

Other potential duties include evaluating inventions for marketability, working with the University leadership in developing and executing commercialization strategies for inventions that include, but are not limited to: identifying management teams, seeking early-stage investors, participating in company formation decisions, implementing spin-off strategies, and following up and monitoring of licensee performance.

The EIR will broaden the bench of entrepreneurial experts at Duke by holding a joint appointment/affiliation with Duke’s I&E Initiative. He or she will be required to teach entrepreneurship to undergraduate, graduate and professional students through the Initiative’s course offerings and the undergraduate certificate program in I&E.  He or she will host I&E seminars, workshops and networking events as well as develop and teach courses in Pratt through our MD/Inventor and PhD+ programs.

Lastly, the EIR may be asked to provide support to Duke’s Bass Connections program by teaching courses and/or advising Bass Connections students whose design projects and/or design ideas could have commercial applications in the areas of neuroscience, information and data analytics, energy, and global health. https://bassconnections.duke.edu

Applicants should electronically submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter and names and contact information for three references to the following website: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6511.

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.