Employment Opportunities

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 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.

Staff Positions - To apply, visit the “Careers” tab on the Duke HR website at https://hr.duke.edu/careers/apply. (Updated May 17, 2018)

  • Director, Career & Professional Development
    The Nicholas School of the Environment (NSOE) is accepting applications for a Director of Career and Professional Development to lead a comprehensive and integrated center under the umbrella of the career and professional development center (CPDC). The Director will lead the vision and strategy for career services, professional development, and executive education; leveraging the synergies across these functions for a cohesive and integrated center to support our master’s degree students and alumni (Master of Environmental Management, Master of Forestry) and executive education programming.

    To see full job description and to apply, see requisition #401420644

  • NSEE Program and Teaching Assistant
    The Nicholas School Executive Education (NSEE) Program seeks an enthusiastic, organized assistant with Chinese language and cultural skills for approximately 20 hours/week assistance with a special project (contingent upon funding). It is anticipated to be available June 1, 2018 through October 1, 2018. The position is open to current Duke students; non-Duke students or applicants interested in the position will be considered for hire through Duke’s Temporary Agency.  The position is not eligible for benefits.

    The position will assist the NSEE Program with a non-degree environmental professional workshop for environmental and engineering professionals from one or more renewable energy companies in China. The position will assist with coordinating logistical details, course preparation, and serving as a cultural liaison between Duke and course participants.

    Responsibilities include (but are not limited to): serving as a liaison representing NSEE in interactions with course participants/group leaders and also with visiting lecturers; scheduling meetings; updating and communicating event details such as transport, hotels, catering.  Additionally, candidate may also facilitate approximately 5 hours/week of study sessions related to international business, renewable energy, or related topics.  Other duties related to event management may be assigned as needed.

    Ideal candidates are fluent in Mandarin Chinese and English, enthusiastic, detail-oriented, organized, outgoing, and efficient. Good communication skills, time management, and ability to work independently are required. Experience in the following areas is helpful, but not required: business and the environment, innovation and entrepreneurship, start-up business planning, communication and presentation skills for non-English speakers, writing and report composition skills for non-English speakers.

    Candidates should send a resume and letter of interest to execed@nicholas.duke.edu. Position will be open until filled.

  • Program Coordinator
    The Nicholas School of the Environment (NSOE) is seeking a full-time Program Coordinator for a limited term position through June 30, 2019. This position will play an instrumental role in reviewing strategic initiatives related to the Nicholas School master’s project program, covering client projects, faculty-driven group projects and a minimal number of solo projects.

    Position will collaborate closely with the Faculty Director of Professional Studies (DPS), faculty program chairs and other faculty and staff in supporting the improvement, implementation and assessment of the client-based masters project (MP) program. Coordinate and participate in key meetings between program chairs and the DPS. Collaborate closely with the Student Services team in areas related to the MP, student degree requirements, and any student issues related to the MP.

    To see full job description and to apply, see requisition #401398197

  • Science Communications Specialist

    The Nicholas School of the Environment (NSOE) is seeking a full-time Communication Specialist for a limited term position through March 31, 2019, with possibility of renewal for additional years of support.  This position will be  responsible for implementing the strategic communications plan for two specific research programs in the Nicholas School: The Duke Superfund Research Center (DUSRC) and the CIPHERS Project. Specifically, this position works with the Research Translation and Community Engagement Cores of the DUSRC and the outreach component of the CIPHERS Project. This is accomplished by researching, writing, designing and contributing to effective and innovative communications including: research synthesis reviews, white papers, policy and research briefs, blog and news articles, website design, infographics, and social media content.

    To see full job description and to apply, see requisition #401400603

  • Research Tech I

    The Clark Lab is seeking a full-time field crew member for a temporary position starting as early as May 28th, 2018 and continuing through September, 2018.   Duties include:

    * Establishing long-term forest monitoring plots
    * Performing basic tree identification and measurements
    * Identifying and counting seeds collected from seed rain traps
    * Entering data into spreadsheets using Excel

    To see full job description and to apply, see requisition #401414820

 

    Research Positions – Applications are accepted through:  Academic Jobs Online

    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 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.

    • Visiting Scholar
      Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment invites applications from highly promising junior scholars to spend a paid semester or academic year as a full-time resident Visiting Scholar on either the Nicholas School’s main campus in Durham, NC or its marine lab campus in Beaufort, NC. Applications from distinguished senior scholars will also be considered. The ideal candidates will have strong research profiles and records of effective teaching and mentoring of students from diverse backgrounds. The Visiting Scholars will fully participate in the Nicholas School’s teaching and research activities, by teaching courses and/or leading seminars and workshops and collaborating with faculty on research projects. Appointments may begin with either the 2018 fall semester or the 2019 spring semester.

      Committed to a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration, faculty in the Nicholas School include preeminent researchers and educators whose expertise spans the physical, life, and social sciences relating to the earth and the environment. We are seeking Visiting Scholars who can expand and enrich the intellectual and cultural climate of our school. Individual qualifications, academic excellence, collegiality, and demonstrated multicultural competence, rather than specific research expertise, will be the primary criteria for selecting Visiting Scholars. Successful applicants will be expected to engage collaboratively with faculty and to mentor students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds in ways that support diversity and inclusion.

      The Nicholas School administers educational programs at the undergraduate, professional master’s, and doctoral levels. The signature professional degrees, the Master of Environmental Management (campus-based and online) and the Master of Forestry degree, prepare students for leadership positions in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. Nicholas School faculty oversee doctoral degree programs in Environmental Science and Policy, Earth and Ocean Sciences, and Marine Science and Conservation, and participate in Duke University doctoral programs in Ecology, Environmental Policy, and Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health. The School administers undergraduate majors in Environmental Sciences and Policy and in Earth and Ocean Sciences, as well as certificates in Energy and the Environment and Marine Science and Conservation Leadership.

      We invite you to explore the opportunity to spend a semester or two at Duke University Nicholas School by following the application process below. Further inquiries may be directed to Laura Turcotte at ljturco@duke.edu.

      Application process: Submit applications through Academic Jobs Online. See Job # 10517