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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.

Duke Science & Technology Faculty Search – COMPUTING

Tenure-Track or Tenured Computing Faculty Positions in Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, invites applications and nominations for tenure-track or tenured faculty positions in Computing under the supports of Duke Science and Technology (DST) Initiative. The areas of interests include but not limited to cybersecurity and privacy, data science, artificial intelligence and machine learning, quantum computing, robotics, autonomous systems, and Internet of Things.

DST is a signature initiative supported by significant philanthropic investment that involves strategic recruitment of exceptional faculty in three focus areas: Computing, Materials Science and Engineering, and Resilience of the Body and Brain. Although junior candidates are preferred, tenure-track faculty openings are available at all levels. For more information about the DST initiative, please refer to: research.duke.edu/dst-faculty-search.

Applicants for the positions must have a demonstrated record of excellence in research, teaching/mentorship, and professional development. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter including department(s) of interest, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a statement describing previous and planned teaching experiences, and future goals in mentoring and fostering diversity in science, and a list of the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail contacts of three references. The cover letter should indicate the themes of interest (i.e., Computing) and department (i.e., Duke ECE) to review the application. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Cross-school and cross-department appointment are possible.

To submit an application, visit http://bit.ly/myresearchproposal and click on the “Create New User” button. Once you have created a user profile in the portal, enter “DST” for the Access Code and select the “Duke Science and Technology (DST) Faculty Recruitment” opportunity.

Duke is committed to further enhancing the diversity of its faculty and students. We seek faculty members who are also committed to building a diverse and inclusive community, which fosters excellence in research and teaching. We strongly encourage applications from women and underrepresented minorities in computing. Please see www.ece.duke.edu and www.faculty.duke.edu for information about the departments and advantages that Duke offers to faculty.

Durham, Chapel Hill, and the Research Triangle of North Carolina 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, partners, and families.

Duke University 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 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.

To browse all available positions at Duke, go to the Duke HR job search site »