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  • 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.

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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.

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Tenure-Track Position in Environmental Engineering

Duke University’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Environmental Engineering at the level of full or associate professor

Exceptional applicants to be recruited at the Assistant Professor level will also be considered. Candidates from all sub-disciplines of environmental engineering are encouraged, including those who combine experimental research activities with information and/or computational sciences. Applicants in all areas of environmental science & engineering will be considered, inclusive of those in environmental exposure science, global health, environmental resource/materials development and recovery, and data analytic applications for the environmental microbiological-, chemical-, and geo-sciences.

We seek candidates with a vision of collaboration and relevance for their research and teaching that is international and cross-disciplinary. Applicants should have a doctoral degree in engineering or a related field such as environmental science, chemistry, biology, environmental health, and environmental data science. 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.


Interested applicants should provide a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and the contact information of three references. Application materials must be submitted electronically via

Questions regarding this position may be directed by email to Professor Helen Hsu-Kim, Search Committee Chair (

Information on Duke’s Environmental Engineering program can be found at Full consideration will be given to applications received by September 16, 2019, and applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.


Duke University is rated as one of the world's top research universities and the Environmental Engineering program is ranked among the top 10 in the United States.

Members of the Duke Environmental Engineering community closely coordinate research and educational initiatives within Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering as well as other university academic units such as Duke’s Medical School, Trinity School of Arts & Science, and the Nicholas School of the Environment. Additional major interdisciplinary initiatives include the Duke Global Health Institute, the Rhodes Information Initiative at Duke, an NSF training program on Integrative Bioinformatics for Investigating and Engineering Microbiomes, the Duke University Superfund Research Center, and the Duke Center for Environmental Exposomics.

The university is located in Durham, North Carolina and in the Research Triangle Region, both of which 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 Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action 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.