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Careers at Duke ECE

A Great PLace to Work

Duke University 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.

Open Positions


Committed to Equal 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.


Open Positions 

Professor of the Practice

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, invites applications for an open rank Professor of the Practice (PoP) position in the areas of Software, Computer Architecture, or Machine Learning.

The ideal candidate will have commitment, passion, and excellence in teaching in a collegial, collaborative community. 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 computer engineering and science. An ideal candidate would be enthusiastic about teaching a breadth of courses in at least one of the following areas:

  • Software, such as Software Engineering, Introductory Programming, Algorithms, Automata Theory, Networking, Operating Systems or Databases
  • Computer Architecture, such as Computer Organization, or Digital Logic
  • Machine Learning, including Advanced Deep Learning Architecture, Transformers, Reinforcement Learning, or Python programming for Machine Learning applications

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 teaching assistant support.

Candidates must possess an earned doctorate in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mathematics, or an appropriate related discipline. The appropriate PoP rank will be determined based on a candidate's expertise and years of relevant experience. Review of applications will start immediately, and applications received before February 18, 2022 will receive full consideration. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted online via Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/20980 

We seek faculty members committed to building a diverse and inclusive community that fosters excellence in research and teaching and we encourage applications from women and members of underrepresented groups as well as individuals who would bring additional diversity to the university’s research and teaching missions.

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 aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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