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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.

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

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Assistant Professor—Tenure Track

Duke University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering invites applications for tenure-track positions at the level of Assistant Professor.

We encourage applications in all areas of computer engineering with special interest in security and privacy, distributed systems and networking, as well as mobile and embedded systems. Candidates are expected to have a doctoral degree in electrical and computer engineering, computer science, or related discipline. Where appropriate, hiring and recruitment will be coordinated with the Department of Computer Science.

A successful candidate must have a solid disciplinary research foundation and demonstrate promise in teaching. Moreover, candidates must be committed to building a diverse and inclusive community to foster excellence in research and teaching. We welcome applications from women and members of minority groups as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research and teaching mission.

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 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 also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit their materials (cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, research statement, teaching statement, three publications, three reference letters) electronically through Academic Jobs Online:

For full consideration, applications and references should be received by December 31, 2018.

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ECE Faculty—Duke Kunshan University

Duke Kunshan University seeks applications for a faculty position (rank open) in the area of electrical and computer engineering.

The position is expected to start as early as spring 2019. Duke Kunshan University has recently established the Institute of Applied Physical Sciences and Engineering (iAPSE) and the Data Science Research Center (DSRC) with strong research programs in several emerging areas, including image processing and computer vision, speech recognition and natural language processing, smart manufacturing, autonomous driving, business data analysis, etc. Duke Kunshan University is expected to launch a Master of Engineering Program in Electrical and Computer Engineering in fall 2019 – students fulfilling the degree requirement will receive a Duke University degree.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering, computer science or relevant fields. Candidates must have strong technical backgrounds in professional software development and testing in C/C++ and are familiar with professional development tools such as Linux, emacs, git, gcc, make, valgrind, gdb, etc. Experience of postdoctoral training and/or industrial research is highly desirable. Candidates must demonstrate a strong ability to conduct outstanding independent research and show promise for excellent teaching and mentoring. Candidates, whose research and teaching are interdisciplinary and connected to the educational programs and research institutes/centers at Duke Kunshan University, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Duke Kunshan University is a Sino-US partnership of Duke University, Wuhan University and the Municipality of Kunshan, China. Its campus is located 37 miles west of Shanghai in Kunshan, which is connected to Shanghai via an 18-minute high-speed train and a subway-light rail train system. Duke Kunshan University currently has 15 undergraduate majors, 4 master's programs and 10 research institutes/centers. Duke Kunshan University provides excellent compensation, benefits and start-up packages, which are comparable to those of U.S. institutions.

As an international intellectual community that encourages diversity, openness and creative learning, Duke Kunshan University welcomes outstanding faculty from the global world, who contribute diverse perspectives and experiences to this global learning and research environment. Duke Kunshan University particularly welcomes applications from underrepresented groups and minorities.

How to Apply

We request from all applicants a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and the name and contact information for at least three references. There materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online.

The application address is


How to Nominate

The search committee also invites and encourages letters of nomination for potential candidates. Nominations may be sent to Use "ECE Faculty" as the subject line. Priority will be given to applications received by October 15, 2018 and applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

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