Employment Opportunities

Nicholas School Dean Search
The Dean of the Nicholas School is the school’s chief academic and administrative officer and reports to the Provost and the President. The School’s mission is to create knowledge and leaders of consequence for the sustainable future of our planet; to further understanding of basic earth and environmental processes and human behavior related to the environment; and to serve and Inform society about environmental challenges. 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 environment. 
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Staff Positions - To apply, visit the “Careers” tab on the Duke HR website at https://hr.duke.edu/careers/apply. (Updated Aug 11, 2017)

  • 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 #948