Professor/Assoc. Professor/Assist. Professor in Language and Culture Center
Duke Kunshan University (DKU) invites applications for faculty positions (rank open) in its Language and Culture Center. Pending accreditation approval, DKU will launch an innovative, integrated and interdisciplinary liberal arts undergraduate program leading to both Duke and DKU degrees. Faculty will have the unique opportunity to pioneer, lead and implement an interdisciplinary and integrated curriculum. These positions may start as early as Fall 2017 to begin preparation for the launch.
All candidates must have a graduate degree, doctorate preferred, in a relevant field such as language teaching, academic writing, or language/culture and society. Candidates must have demonstrably strong teaching skills and two or more years of professional teaching experience. Strong written and spoken English skills are essential. Preference will be given to candidates who have a research and publications record, a personal commitment to foreign language learning, and familiarity with one or more of the following fields:
- Culture and intercultural communication.
- Language and society, especially as related to China and to English-speaking countries.
- Language learning (especially motivation, language learning strategies, learner autonomy).
Successful candidates should show a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts curriculum https://dukekunshan.edu.cn/en/academics/undergraduate-curriculum.
Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae, a teaching and research statement, and make arrangements for three letters of reference. All materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9034. The search committee also invites and encourages letters of nomination for potential candidates. Nominations and questions about the positions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org using “Language and Culture Search” as the subject line. Priority will be given to applications received by April 25, 2017; we will accept applications until the positions are filled.
DKU is a partnership of Duke University, Wuhan University and the Municipality of Kunshan, China (https://dukekunshan.edu.cn).* The DKU campus is 37 miles west of Shanghai in Kunshan, and is connected to Shanghai via an 18-minute high-speed train and a subway-light rail train system. DKU provides competitive compensation, benefits and start-up packages.
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 University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and doctorate degrees. Duke Kunshan University is not accredited by SACSCOC and the accreditation of Duke University does not extend to or include Duke Kunshan University or its students. Duke Kunshan University is accredited by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. Further, although Duke University agrees to accept certain course work from DKU to be applied toward an award from Duke University, that course work may not be accepted by other colleges or universities in transfer, even if it appears on a transcript from Duke University. The decision to accept course work in transfer from any institution is made by the institution considering the acceptance of credits or course work.