Duke University has refined its faculty policies and practices to recruit and retain the finest thinkers in the world, to cultivate an academic environment that energizes their work, and to provide the flexibility our scholars need to attend to their responsibilities outside the university. Duke believes that policies that enable faculty to care for children or relatives or help a professor’s partner find an academic position strengthen the university.
This website is a guide to key advantages Duke affords faculty members. It is designed to be useful to faculty candidates, regular rank faculty members, department chairs, deans, administrative personnel and members of search committees. Career flexibility is a key theme. In the scholarly tradition, we strive for continued improvement as we obtain new data, learn from our experience and incorporate innovative practices from peer institutions.