Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Pratt School of Engineering

North Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Sep 08, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

Joining a vibrant community of leaders dedicated to creating a welcoming environment to all, the Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion will provide leadership in developing and implementing strategic diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives that engage all faculty, staff, and students in the Pratt School of Engineering community.  Develop and implement strategies to integrate effective diversity practices within Pratt’s current framework, and monitor and evaluate progress in creating a more equitable and inclusive work environment.  Collaboratively develop and implement strategies for recruitment and retention to further the School’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategic Plan.  Design and deliver learning experiences, presentations, and workshops and provide consultation and support of efforts of diversity, equity, and inclusion for individuals and groups within the Pratt community. 

How to Apply

Interested candidates should apply for the position via and search for REQ ID 58308 or Director, Diversity Equity and Inclusion.


Work with School leaders and supervisors to develop and model actions and assess outcomes in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Provide guidance and consult with Pratt staff, faculty, and administrators on a broad range of strategies, opportunities and initiatives that will further diversity, equity and inclusion within the Pratt community.

Research and identify current and emerging issues, trends and opportunities related to diversity, equity and inclusion, and develop programs and processes to promote diversity, equity and inclusion.

Collaborate with university-wide subject matter experts to ensure that programming is complementary to, and in support of, Duke University’s institutional diversity, equity and inclusion goals.

Plan and manage budgets related to diversity initiatives; and obtain funding for programs, activities, and initiatives.

Assist and (when applicable) direct student recruiting, working closely with the Deans of Undergraduate Education, Masters Education and Graduate Education.

In collaboration with the Co-chair of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Community Committee, develop and present diversity and implicit bias training and education to all faculty search committees in the Pratt School; develop and implement search committee best practices for increasing the diversity of all Pratt faculty and staff applicant pools.

Lead efforts to increase faculty, staff and student engagement in diversity activities and pursue external funding for specialized programs such as NSF AGEP, BPE or ADVANCE.  In collaboration with Pratt’s development team, identify and foster relationships with foundations and donors with an interest in these topics.

Develop student services such as mentoring and professional development, with a particular focus on underrepresented minorities and women.

Establish and run events that bring students and faculty from regional minority-serving institutions to Pratt and lead REU and other activities targeted towards underrepresented groups to establish linkages with regional minority-serving institutions; primarily the School of Engineering at NC A&T, but also Bennett College, Fayetteville State University, Johnson C. Smith University, NCCU, Shaw University, and St. Augustine’s University.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Development of faculty and staff programs is strongly preferred.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.


Master's degree required; Ph.D. preferred Background in a scientific field preferred Minimum of five years of experience in higher education or equivalent Direct experience in diversity and inclusion leadership preferred

About Duke Engineering

Duke University was created in 1924 through an indenture of trust by James Buchanan Duke. Today, Duke is regarded as one of America’s leading research universities. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke is positioned in the heart of the Research Triangle, which is ranked annually as one of the best places in the country to work and live. Duke has more than 15,000 students who study and conduct research in its 10 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. With about 40,000 employees, Duke is the third largest private employer in North Carolina, and it now has international programs in more than 150 countries.

 Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering is a vibrant teaching and research institution dedicated to educating the next generation of engineering leaders and pursuing research in high-impact fields to address the grand challenges facing humanity and the environment.

We are committed to being a diverse community of people with ideas and approaches that make a difference locally, nationally and globally. At the core of our diversity philosophy is a belief that multicultural learning is truly an integral part of our personal, social and moral growth—as individuals and as a university.

Duke Engineering is proud to be part of the American Society for Engineering Education’s (ASEE) Deans Diversity Initiative. We have earned the Bronze Award from the ASEE Diversity Recognition Program, and its recommendation as a national exemplar.

Duke 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.