For New Faculty & Staff


Welcome to Duke’s Department of Psychology & Neuroscience.  You are now an important member of an institution and department dedicated to excellence in research, education and service.

By now, you should be scheduled to participate in a Duke faculty or staff orientation. In part, this orientation will give you an introduction to Duke’s campus culture and you will learn about all of the benefits Duke has to offer. This handbook provides information on everything you need to know to settle into our department as well as some information about entertainment and dining in the Durham area.

Your first day or two will be filled with the many tasks of getting started in a new job – keys, ID cards, introductions, orientation and training. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.  We would like to make sure that you have a smooth transition to the department so that you can begin feeling comfortable in your job and as part of our team soon as possible.

I believe you will enjoy the rewards of working at Duke and in our department. We are delighted to have you with us.

Warmest regards,

Scott Huettel
Department Chair