Duke University is a private research university in Durham, North Carolina. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day city of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892.
Duke spends more than $1 billion per year on research, making it one of the ten largest research universities in the United States. More than a dozen faculty regularly appear on annual lists of the world's most-cited researchers. As of 2019, 15 Nobel laureates and 3 Turing Award winners have been affiliated with the university. Duke alumni also include 50 Rhodes Scholars, the third highest number of Churchill Scholars of any university (behind Princeton and Harvard), and the fifth-highest number of Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Goldwater, and Udall Scholars of any American university between 1986 and 2015.
The Duke Climate Commitment is a university-wide, impact-oriented initiative to address the climate crisis by creating sustainable and equitable solutions that place society on the path toward a resilient, flourishing, carbon-neutral world. Through education, research, external engagement and campus operations, the Duke Climate Commitment seeks to imagine, design and implement a sustainable future for all.
The Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University occupies more than 300,000 net square feet of educational, administrative and research space on and near the Duke campus. US News and World Report ranks Pratt as #16 in the list of Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs (tie), including:, #3 in undergraduate program in Biomedical Engineering, and #12 in undergraduate program in Environmental Engineering. We typically register about 1,200 undergraduates, 600 masters students and 600 PhD students. Faculty research is grouped into four signature themes:
The advertised position is for the Founding Director of a Masters Degree program in Climate and Sustainable Engineering. This degree program would complement our set of current Masters of Engineering Degrees , in the fields of: