Duke University, Office of the Dean, Pratt School of Engineering

1061 25107
Position ID:Duke-FacultyResearchMento-PDUGED [#25107]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27701, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Computational Science
Engineering / Computer Science
Computer Programming
Numerical Modeling
Appl Deadline: finished (2023/07/06, finished 2024/04/06, listed until 2023/09/30)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University is seeking a teaching-focused Postdoctoral Associate in the area of computational thinking, numerical methods, and computer programming. The ideal candidate will have commitment, passion, and excellence in teaching.

A postdoc in this position would teach under close mentorship of one of our Professors of the Practice, who is a regular-rank, teaching-focused faculty member. This mentorship will help the postdoc improve their teaching skills, and also become acquainted with the teaching pedagogy used by this Professor of the Practice. At the end of the appointment, the teaching postdoc should be well-positioned for teaching-focused faculty positions at top institutions, or be able to list independent teaching experience on their CV in order to apply for any faculty position. This postdoctoral appointment will run from August 15, 2023 to May 31, 2024.

In the fall semester, the post-doc will teach alongside the primary instructor for the first-year computer programming and numerical methods course for engineers. The fall semester could include shadowing the primary instructor while he teaches one large lecture section of the course, in anticipation of taking over the lectures in the spring. In the fall, the postdoc will also assist in the virtual laboratory exercises that accompany the course. In the spring, the postdoc would be expected to teach two smaller lecture sections of the course and oversee /teach the lab sections. The course currently has a team of approximately a dozen undergraduate TAs that support the course.

Candidates must be knowledgeable and proficient in Python, and possess an earned doctorate in an engineering discipline or computer science, or be within a few months of defending their PhD dissertation. Candidates who apply by the priority deadline of August 1, 2023 will receive full consideration, however applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Duke University 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.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
email address
Pratt School of Engineering, Office of the Dean
110 Science Drive, Teer Bldg 305
Box 90271
Durham, NC 27708