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Duquesne University is a private, Catholic university in the Spiritan tradition. Duquesne prides itself on being mission-centered and mission-driven. We strive to attract, recruit and retain a dynamic, diverse workforce that will contribute to our culture of academic excellence and our mission of serving God by serving students. In turn, our employees enjoy a supportive working environment that values individual talents, encourages teamwork and rewards accomplishments.

A nationally ranked top-tier university, Duquesne has established a legacy of excellence in liberal and professional education. Our 15:1 student-faculty ratio allows our students to work closely with expert faculty. Duquesne has also won accolades and recognition among the nation’s top 20 mid-sized research schools for our research initiatives and faculty productivity.

Situated on a 50-acre campus within the city, Duquesne provides a small-town feel in an urban setting. The Pittsburgh region offers a variety of cultural, education and professional opportunities, as well as a safe and affordable lifestyle. In addition, our employees benefit from an array of campus resources that provide convenience and cost savings, including a variety of dining options, a full-service Starbucks, a retail bank and credit union, a fitness center and year-round wellness programs and onsite parking. Employees also may take advantage of the many educational, cultural and sporting events sponsored by the university.



Duquesne University, with the guidance of a benefits consultant and a Benefits Committee comprised of faculty, administrators, support staff and union representatives, has worked diligently to formulate a competitive benefits package designed to provide a variety of choices to fit your needs and the needs of your family.

New full-time hires are eligible on the first of the month coinciding with or following their date of hire for comprehensive medical benefits, including dental and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; life insurance; and AD&D and long term disability.

Full-time employees at Duquesne University also receive other exceptional benefits such as generous vacation, retirement savings plans and access to a state of the art recreation and fitness facility.  A tiered tuition remission program is also offered to all employees and their eligible dependents.

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Duquesne is Catholic in identity and ecumenical in spirit. Our Spiritan mission guides and sustains our efforts to foster a diverse campus that welcomes all and excludes none.  Our campus community includes students, faculty and staff that hail from every state and more than 90 countries, representing a wide range of faiths, races and socioeconomic backgrounds. This mix of viewpoints and perspectives makes our campus a unique, vibrant learning community. We promote and encourage diversity throughout the campus community, in all of its forms.

Duquesne sponsors several diversity and inclusion initiatives and recently received an award from the Pittsburgh Human Resources Association for its Minority Internship Development Program.


For 135 years, Duquesne University has been preparing students for success in an ever-changing world. As we go about this important work of serving God by serving students, we also promote an inclusive workplace, drive critical growth in the Pittsburgh region's neighborhoods and economy, connect students and faculty with opportunities to conduct powerful research and engage faculty, students and community stakeholders in responsible community work.

Fueling the Local Economy

Duquesne is a valuable asset to the city of Pittsburgh and its economy. We contribute substantially as an employer and as a buyer of goods and services. Our students, visitors and alumni play an important role as their spending flows into area businesses. We share time, talent and University resources that funnel into the local economy.

In 2013, Duquesne’s total economic impact on the region was more than $457 million. Read More.

Brain Power that Makes a Difference

As an institution of higher education, Duquesne University is in the business of knowledge creation. Part of that knowledge creation comes through the research efforts of our faculty across all of our schools. In fact, Forbes ranks us among the nation's top research universities, and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies us as a "High Activity" research institution. Our faculty are at once exceptional teachers and world-class researchers and scholars. The work they do--often alongside their students--makes a tangible impact on our communities and their residents. Read More.

Commitment to Service

Our emphasis on education for the mind, heart and spirit provides students with service and experiences that help them lead a good life while making a good living. In fact, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) recognized Duquesne's commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement for a seventh consecutive year, naming the University to its 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction.

Employees can share their time and talent as members of the Duquesne University Volunteer (DUV) network that provides hands-on help or in-kind donations to individuals or organizations on and off-campus.  Duquesne also embraces community-engaged teaching and learning through service-learning, a teaching method that is used extensively throughout all majors and degrees. Faculty members work with community partners to develop meaningful community projects that help students achieve the course learning objectives for their class. Read More.

Human Resources Group Honors Duquesne with People Do Matter Award

In 2014, Duquesne University received the Pittsburgh Human Resources Association People Do Matter award for its Minority Development Internship Program. The program demonstrates the University’s commitment to promoting an inclusive work culture that values diversity and attracts, develops and retains talented employees of all backgrounds. Read More.

For the latest information on university news and initiatives, visit the Duquesne University Newsroom.

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