Duke Kunshan University (DKU) invites applications for faculty positions in several areas in social sciences (Economics, Ethics and Public Policy, Political Economy, Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE), Psychology, Public Policy) to begin in the academic year 2020-2021 or 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.
DKU is a collaborative partnership of Duke University, Wuhan University and the Municipality of Kunshan, China (https://dukekunshan.edu.cn/). Our campus provides an innovative, interdisciplinary undergraduate liberal arts experience to a student body that will number 2000 students and 150+ faculty, with an acceptance rate of <8% and a student body represented by over 40 countries. We also offer a series of Master’s level graduate programs. The DKU pedagogical model draws on the best of Duke’s educational experience and resources to reimagine undergraduate instruction on an intimate campus setting.
Similar to the best liberal arts colleges in the United States, DKU values dedication to teaching excellence in a liberal arts environment, as well as a strong commitment to successful scholarly engagement and research. This includes research with undergraduate students. As a whole, the Duke Kunshan faculty will have strong commitments to teaching and research, and outstanding quality in both areas will be highly valued.
The DKU campus is 37 miles west of Shanghai in Kunshan, and is connected to Shanghai via an 18-minute high-speed train. DKU provides internationally competitive compensation, housing allowance, child education benefits (for applicable faculty positions), and a discretionary fund or start-up package.
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.