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Employment at Duquesne

Our Unique Heritage

One of America's leading Catholic universities, Duquesne was founded by the Congregation of the Holy Spirit in 1878. Employees at Duquesne University are an integral part of what you will find is a very special community of students, scholars, clergy and dedicated people from diverse backgrounds.

All of our employees contribute to the University's growth and prosperity. It is due to their hard work and drive that Duquesne has made remarkable advances in higher education, in technology, in research and in service to the community. The Duquesne community contributes about 190,000 hours of voluntary service each year, with 58 percent of our students in direct service to the underprivileged.

Competitive Benefits & Compensation

Full-time employees are eligible for an excellent benefits program that includes:

  • Flexible healthcare coverage with vision and dental insurance
  • Tuition remission
  • Paid and unpaid time off
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Competitive compensation

Verification of Employment

  • Written authorization from employee is required. To safeguard our employees' information, we do not provide verification of employment over the phone.
  • Fax requests for employment information along with employee's written authorization to 412.396.5507.
  • Requests will be processed as quickly as possible. Turnaround time is typically 3 business days but may vary based on workload.CUPA-HR Selects Duquesne for 2019 Eastern Region HR Excellence Award

The College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) Eastern Region board of directors has selected Duquesne's Minority Professional Development Leadership Program to receive the 2019 Eastern Region HR Excellence Award.

The award honors transformative human resources work in higher education, recognizing individuals or teams who have provided human resources leadership resulting in significant and ongoing organizational change within their institutions.

"We're honored to receive this prestigious award and grateful for the opportunity to showcase Duquesne University's efforts to build a diverse and inclusive workforce," said Ryan Dawson, senior director and deputy Title IX coordinator for the Office of Human Resources.

In addition, Duquesne's Minority Professional Development Leadership Program will be submitted to the CUPA-HR national awards committee for consideration for the national HR Excellence Award.

"We're especially thankful to Marla Bradford, senior recruiter diversity leader in the Office of Human Resources, for nominating the Minority Professional Development Leadership Program and her continued efforts to enhance the program," Dawson said.

Duquesne and other Eastern Region awards recipients will be honored at the CUPA-HR Spring Conference, which will be held from Thursday, March 28, to Saturday, March 30 in Washington, D.C.


Employment with Duquesne University will require successful completion of a background check according to University policies.

Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.