Duquesne University prides itself on being mission-centered and mission-driven. Our employees contribute to our culture of academic excellence and our mission of serving God by serving students. In turn, they enjoy a supportive working environment that values individual talents, encourages teamwork and rewards accomplishments. Founded in 1878 by the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (the Spiritans), Duquesne opened its doors as the Pittsburgh Catholic College with an enrollment of 40 students and six faculty members. Duquesne University today is an educational and economic powerhouse, comprising 10 schools of study which serve more than 10,000 students.
A nationally ranked top-tier university, Duquesne has established a legacy of excellence in liberal and professional education. Our 14:1 student-faculty ratio allows our students to work closely with expert faculty, and make full use of modern learning, computing and research facilities. Yet the university is large enough – with more than 180 academic programs -- to provide a wide range of educational options. Duquesne has also won accolades and recognition among the nation's top 20 small research schools for our research initiatives and faculty productivity.
Duquesne University employs more than 2,800 full-time and part-time faculty and staff. We strive to attract, recruit and retain a dynamic, diverse workforce that includes faculty, administrators, managers and business professionals, as well as coaches, public safety officials and facilities management, technical and clerical support staff.
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. Discount pricing is offered at the campus Barnes & Noble Booksellers and Duquesne Computer Store. Employees also may take advantage of campus and nearby daycare as well as the many educational, cultural and sporting events sponsored by the university.