This guide may be of interest to prospective and new faculty members, as well as to some faculty who have been at Duke for a while. It includes sections on new faculty, affinity groups and networking opportunities, faculty and leadership development, well-being, work/life balance and additional resources.

About Duke

Duke is Among America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity: 2023 Newsweek and market data research firm Plant-A Insights Group list

Duke is a Great Place to Work: 2022 Forbes list of ‘Best-In-State Employers’

Duke is among Americas Greatest Workplaces for Parents and Families: 2023 Newsweek

Benefits Unique to Duke: Cultural events and unique offerings

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion and Values and Culture

Learn more about Duke: New Faculty Orientation & Human Resources’ New Hire Orientation

Childcare: Family-friendly benefits

Teaching Resources for New Faculty: Duke Learning Innovation is ready to get you started on the right foot

Visa Services: Support for international scholars and their families

Dual Career Assistance Program: A program to support faculty partners in a local job search 

Parking: Annual Permits and Buses/Vans

Campus Map: Navigate Duke’s East and West Campus

About Durham

Durham is a Dynamic Place to Live: See accolades compiled by Discover Durham

“See” Durham: Take a virtual tour of the Bull City created by Discover Durham

Guide to Duke and Durham: A student-curated resource aimed at graduate students and postdocs, but several pages will be of interest to new faculty

Relocating to the Area: A helpful guide from Discover Durham

Schools: Durham County Schools, Orange County Schools, Wake County Schools, North Carolina Association of Independent Schools (NCAIS)

Federal Credit Union: Faculty banking needs

Asian American & Diaspora Studies Program

Black Think Tank

Duke LGBTQ+ Network

Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity: faculty connections

Duke Alumni

Duke LIFE: LIFE stands for Low-Income, First-Generation Engagement

Faculty Parents listserv

International Student Center (programs open to scholars and community members)

Latinx Group within the School of Medicine (contact Dr. Leonor Corsino)

Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture

Samuel DuBois Cook Society holds a mission to recognize, celebrate and affirm the presence of African-American students, faculty and staff at Duke

Sexual and Gender Diversity Advisory Council (SAGDAC) within the School of Medicine

Society of Women in Science at Duke

Triangle Women in STEM

Veteran Resources

Writing and ReseArch Productivity (WRAP) Group for Black Faculty

Women’s Center

Association for Women in Science (AWIS): Career development, networking, mentorship and leadership opportunities

Duke Faculty Advancement: Workshops, coaching, best practices and other resources

Ivy+ Faculty Advancement Network: Inclusive Leadership series of workshops

Provost Awards and Professorships

National Center for Faculty Diversity & Development (NCFDD): Professional development, training and mentoring community 

Newly Tenured Faculty Retreat: Celebrate tenure and prepare for the next stage in your career

Presidential Fellows Program (2021, 2022, 2023): Seeks to develop the talents of a diverse cohort of mid-career faculty and help prepare them for future leadership roles in higher education

Research Support                  

Campus Award Management Team (CAMT)

Campus Grants Management Team (CGMT)

Foundation Relations

Library Services for Research


Office of Research Support

Office of Scientific Integrity (DOSI)

Office for Research and Innovation (OR&I)

Scholars@Duke: Searchable database of faculty research interests and more

Teaching Support

Learning Innovation

Duke Flexible Teaching

Library Services for Teaching

Supporting Students With Disabilities

Student and Faculty Engagement Programs

Teaching Support Network

Thompson Writing Program

Career Service Award Program

The Chronicle: Duke’s independent student news organization

Duke Employee Discounts

Duke List: A free, courtesy, community, electronic bulletin board intended for personal use

Duke Today: The university’s news outlet

Faculty Handbook/Governance

Faculty Ombuds

Racial Equity

Work-Life Balance

Resources for Duke Faculty & Unit Leaders

Association for Women in Science

Dual Career Assistance