Join Our Team to Achieve Your Bigger Goals

Duquesne's employees are the catalyst behind the University's growth and prosperity. The University's remarkable advances in higher education, technology and research are a testament to their hard work and drive.

Working at Duquesne, you'll use your unique skills and experience to support and enrich the University and the community. You'll join a workforce that includes full-time and part-time faculty, administrators, managers and business professionals, as well as coaches, public safety officials, and facilities management, technical and clerical support staff. Employees contribute daily to our unique culture within higher education--one that strives towards the pursuit of excellence and a dedication to our Mission--to "serve God by serving students."

The Office of Human Resources at Duquesne University comprises six practice areas (Benefits, Compensation, Recruitment, Employee and Labor Relations, HRIS, and Learning and Development) working with you to provide services supporting the University's Mission and your professional life whether you are faculty or staff. We strive to deliver exceptional services and resources for you as your preferred employer. 

Family-Friendly Working Environment

Full-time Duquesne University employees will enjoy 21 paid holidays and holy days of obligation in 2024.

Eligible employees also enjoy a number of family-friendly benefits:

  • Family Tuition Benefits
  • A generous vacation leave policy
  • The ability to remote work for some positions
  • Paid family sick days
  • Paid maternity and parental leave
  • An array of professional development and learning opportunities to support career growth

A special place to work

"It has been an honor and privilege for the last thirty years to be part of such a vibrant and committed community of people who live the Spiritan Charism every day."

Rev. Raymond French, C.S.Sp. Senior Vice President, Division of Mission and Identity

"It's a very special thing, knowing that my colleagues at Duquesne share the same goal I do: to inspire and support our students. A new student once asked me to sum up Duquesne in one word and I answered: possibilities! Duquesne is a vibrant, exciting university on the move-and there is so much to contribute."

Dr. Kathleen Glenister Roberts, Ph.D. Executive Director, Honors College & Bridges CLE

"I have been at Duquesne for 20 years now, and what I have loved since the beginning is the community on campus. We often say that our students are not just a number, but that is true of our employees as well. We care about one another, support one another, we celebrate life's wins and mourn life's losses together. It's a gift to be able to earn a living somewhere that is also a thriving community."

Dr. Luci-Jo DiMaggio, Ed. D. Director of Mission Animation | CETR Coordinator for Co-Curricular Community Engagement

"Recruiting at Duquesne is more than just finding the right person with skills and talent, but also finding the right person that fits the culture and mission of Duquesne which is what makes working here so special."

Dr. Chase Loper, Ed.D Assistant Vice President of Business Services

"Duquesne is a special, mission-centered place with students, faculty, and staff all working together for the common good. Join us!"

Ryan Dawson, PHR, SHRM-CP Associate Vice President, Chief Human Resource Officer

"One of the most important things I like about Duquesne, is that it is ecumenical in that the university culture embraces all denomination of religion despite it being catholic. I love to encourage students to tap into their spirituality no matter what religious background they come from. Working at Duquesne has afforded me the opportunity to raise two children as a single mother by being flexible with my work schedule, and allowed me to put two kids through college."

Vicki R. Bush, M.S. Ed., CLC Associate Director of Counseling Services, Senior Student Success Coach, Coordinator, Program for Academic Coaching Through Tutoring, Adjunct Faculty

Faculty and Staff Career Opportunities

We're a fabulous place to work with wonderful people and great teams of diverse faculty, staff, and students!

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Student Employment

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Employee Benefits and Wellness

You'll enjoy a work-life balance and a supportive environment, with a bright future supported by holistic physical and mental health programs supporting faculty and staff wellbeing.


Partnership, Outreach and Development

You will experience engaged and prioritized communication that partners with the DU Community!

Human Resources

At your fingertips, you will discover excellent service with the necessary tools and accurate information provided by the HRIS team to support you and the Duquesne community and the mission of the University.


The Compensation team partners with you as a University manager in a consultative approach providing the following services: Position Review, Position Classification, Identifying Market Gaps, and Developing and Implementing compensation-related resources.

Employee and Labor Relations

As an employee and manager at Duquesne, you'll be supported by the Employee and Labor Relations Team's commitment to growing and fostering diversity's value in the work environment. Together, we'll create an inclusive and supportive workplace through learning and development opportunities and policies including performance management, flexible work arrangements, employee relations and engagement coaching, training and mediation, employee rewards and recognition and more.

Learning and Development

The Learning and Development Team offers you many training delivery models and assessment capabilities to support your work and help you grow in your career. Pathways Training, Professional Development, HR 101 Training for University Managers and Faculty Chairs, Compliance Training, Mental Health Resources and New Hire Orientation.

Duquesne Awarded for Innovative and Inclusive HR Practices, Programs

The Office of Human Resources, Learning and Development, and the Inaugural Chief Diversity Officer received awards from two professional organizations recognizing their efforts in leveling the playing field by advocating and advancing equity and opportunity.

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From left Mariana Gowdy, intern for the Division of University Advancement; Trent Collins, Senior Employment and Diversity Recruiter, and Manager of the Minority Professional Development Internship Program; and Venetia Khouri, intern for the Center for Excellence in Diversity and Student Inclusion.

Inclusion Cultivates Excellence Award

The Minority Professional Development Internship Program recently received the Inclusion Cultivates Excellence Award from the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR). This honor recognizes institutional initiatives and programs that have significantly impacted inclusive and equitable workplace practices, particularly those that have brought about cultural change throughout the organization. CUPA-HR, with support from EyeMed, contributed $5,000 to the University in addition to the award. Pictured here from the left are Mariana Gowdy, intern for the Division of University Advancement; Trent Collins, Senior Employment and Diversity Recruiter and Manager of the Minority Professional Development Internship Program; and Venetia Khouri, intern for the Center for Excellence in Diversity and Student Inclusion.

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Crystal McCormick Ware, chief diversity officer, and Dana Whatley Smith, assistant director of learning and development in human resources

Engaging Pittsburgh: Innovative People Practices Award

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Certificate Program at Duquesne, launched through a partnership between Chief Diversity Officer Crystal McCormick Ware and Dana Whatley Smith, Assistant Director of Learning and Development in the Office of Human Resources, recently received the Engaging Pittsburgh: Innovative People Practices Award from the Pittsburgh Human Resources Association. This award honors companies that excel in investing in their employees through innovative learning practices. The program aligns with the University's mission by promoting diversity education, encouraging meaningful conversations, and fostering lasting relationships among Duquesne faculty and staff.


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