Duke Kunshan University (DKU) invite applications for faculty positions in several areas in arts and humanities (Digital Media, Global Art, Art Histories, and Visual Cultures, Religious Studies, and North American Environmental History) to begin in the academic year 2021-2022. These positions are open with regard to rank, which include tenured/tenure-track faculty positions, lecturer and senior lecturer positions. Details about the positions can be found on DKU website: https://dukekunshan.edu.cn/en/about/employment. As an interdisciplinary institution, we welcome especially candidates with the potential to collaborate with colleagues teaching across DKU's interdisciplinary curriculum. DKU is a community of teachers and researchers that values mutual support.
As an international intellectual community that encourages diversity, openness and creative learning, DKU welcomes outstanding faculty from around the world who contribute diverse perspectives and experiences to a global learning and research environment. DKU particularly welcomes applications from underrepresented groups and minorities.
Duke Kunshan University (DKU) is a collaborative partnership of Duke University, Wuhan University and the Municipality of Kunshan, China (https://dukekunshan.edu.cn). Faculty teach and conduct research in interdisciplinary clusters without traditional departmental silos. Students are active participants in a distinctive and integrated liberal arts and sciences experience.
A highly selective institution with an acceptance rate of <8%, the current student body represents over 50 countries. Students receive a DKU and a Duke degree. The undergraduate student body will number 2000 students. DKU values research excellence and a commitment to pedagogical innovation in the context of an interdisciplinary research-oriented undergraduate curriculum. The faculty to student ratio is 10:1.
The DKU campus is 37 miles west of Shanghai in Kunshan, and is connected to Shanghai via an 18-minute high-speed train. Phase 2 of the LEED certified campus is already under construction, and will provide expanded access to superior research facilities. DKU provides internationally competitive compensation, housing allowance, child education benefits (for applicable faculty positions), and a discretionary fund or start-up package.
In order to meet Chinese visa requirements, prior to the position start date international (non-Chinese) candidates must have worked full-time (work experience obtained while studying full-time is not considered as full-time work experience) for at least two years in a relevant area (including post-doctoral work) after receiving their Bachelor’s degree, or begin their appointment at DKU within 12 months of obtaining their master’s degree/Ph.D and without having full-time work experience between graduation date on master’s degree diploma/Ph.D diploma and position start date.
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