Employment Opportunities

Staff Positions - To apply, visit the “Careers” tab on the Duke HR website at https://hr.duke.edu/careers/apply. (Updated Aug 11, 2017)

  • Student Services Coordinator (Working title: Curriculum Specialist)Requisition #401283104
    The Nicholas School Curriculum Specialist will provide analysis of instructional design and curriculum review for Nicholas School’s professional master’s programs. He/she also will support faculty professional pedagogy and curriculum review. Under the direction of the Director of Professional Studies (DPS), he/she will collaborate with Program Chairs (PCs), other faculty and staff to support the assessment and improvement of teaching and learning.  This is a full-time position with funding for one year. 
  • Admissions Officer @ Duke University Marine Lab, Beaufort, NC  Requisition #401291768
    The Nicholas School of the Environment (NSOE)'s Student Services Office consists of residential professional master's programs, a distance learning Master of Environmental Management program (DEL-MEM) for mid-career professionals, executive education short courses, and the Career& Professional Development Center (CPDC).This department supports operations for all students in these programs. This position manages a variety of duties with a primary focus in recruitment of professional master's degree students through the development and execution of key admissions responsibilities. Position also coordinates all Coastal Environmental Management (CEM) master’s program students and works with Duke University Marine Laboratory (DUML) staff and faculty on all student, academic and general management issues, including orientation, residence life and student wellness.Position is located in Beaufort, NC.
  • Development Officer I (Working title:  Assistant Director, Annual Fund Initiatives), Requisition #401277698
    Reporting to the Associate Dean of Development & Alumni Relations, the Assistant Director will be responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing a comprehensive and sustainable annual giving program and for supporting other strategic initiatives within the Nicholas School of the Environment (NSOE) and Duke University.   The Assistant Director will work closely with the Development & Alumni Relations team to build and maintain a pipeline of engaged alumni and donors.
  • Program Coordinator Requisition #401280108
    The Program Coordinator for undergraduate programs is the central point of administrative contact for all undergraduate programs administered by the Nicholas School of the Environment. The position will assist the Nicholas School undergraduate programs faculty team, and will operate within the Student Administration area of Student Services, reporting to the Assistant Dean for Student Administration of the Nicholas School. As part of the Student Services team, this position is expected to be available to provide services to Nicholas students across the spectrum of degrees, certificates and programs offered through NSOE. Work requires a broad knowledge of administrative support and basic accounting practices, including spreadsheets and database management.  Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills required.
  • Director of Enrollment Services Requisition #401280980
    The Director of Enrollment Management, housed within Student Services of the Nicholas School of the Environment (NSOE), is responsible for directing an admissions and recruitment team supporting the Master of Environmental Management (MEM), Master of Forestry (MF) degrees, and a distance learning MEM program (DEL-MEM) for mid-career professionals. Position reports to the Associate Dean of Student Services and supervises recruitment and admission officers.  Successful incumbent will have a background in recruitment and admissions, preferably at a professional school or a tuition-dependent school, and is charged with developing and implementing a recruitment and admissions strategy to meet enrollment targets. The position requires travel, ~30%

Research Positions – Applications are accepted through:  Academic Jobs Online

  • Director of Research Development (Research Scientist or Associate in Research)
    The Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University invites applications for a full time academic staff position, Director of Research Development, based in Durham, NC. The director will assist the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Initiatives by coordinating and developing individual and complex research grant applications, delivery of grant writing and proposal-development training, and pre-submission critical reviews of research grants. The incumbent will develop and teach workshops and trainings for faculty and students. Preferred candidates will have a doctoral degree in environmental sciences, physical sciences, biomedical/health sciences or social sciences/humanities and a minimum of 3 years of experience working with faculty in an academic or research setting, including a track record of effective communication, and demonstrated familiarity with all aspects of extramural grants and/or contracts. See Job #9487
  • Post-doctoral Associate - Urban Macrosystems Ecology
    The Heffernan Lab in the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University is seeking a post-doctoral associate to conduct an integrated assessment of local and regional-scale consequences of urbanization.This position is support by an NSF Macrosystems award whose goals are 1) to evaluate the effects of varied land management practices on the ecological structure and function of lawns and other urban green spaces; 2) to assess the factors that influence the adoption of these practices at the household scale; and 3) to evaluate whether, how, and for what ecological functions parcel-scale management has the potential to mitigate the landscape- and regional-scale consequences of urban land use change.See Job #9356.
  • Postdoctoral Associate - Quantitative Biodiversity Ecologist
    Duke’s Nicholas School of Environment is seeking a postdoctoral associate with experience in quantitative modeling of biodiversity and remote sensing. This position will analyze spatio-temporal dynamics of multiple species and biophysical variables across US NEON sites. The associate will advance generative joint-attribute Bayesian modeling of community response to climate change to predict distribution and abundance of species. Modeling will directly access NASA’s online remotely sensed data storage. The researcher will be responsible for development, implementation, and support of a software application.   See Job #9379