Duke University Job Description:


Job Code: 1128 


Job Level: 98 

Revised Date: 07/08/2019  

Job Family: JF 33 

Occupational Summary

As the senior student affairs officer at Duke, the Vice Provost/Vice President for Campus Life (VPCL) will play a central role in the formulation of student policies and programs, determine fiscal requirements, prepare budgetary recommendations, and provide counsel as the university makes strategic decisions that shape the undergraduate and graduate student experiences. The VPCL is responsible for residential and dining services, multiple student extracurricular organizations at the undergraduate and graduate level, the career center, student wellness services, parent and family programs, and a variety of other student-directed services.

Work Performed

Required Qualifications at this Level


A Master's degree is required. Doctoral degree is strongly preferred.



Candidates should have 10 or more years of substantial experience/responsibilities in student affairs, preferably in a complex university setting.




The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions

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