Duke Kunshan University (DKU) invites applications for multiple faculty positions in Global Health and related disciplines to begin in the academic year 2021-2022 or earlier. Areas of focus include but are not limited to Ecosystem Health, Evolution of Health and Disease, Global Health Governance and Policy, Global Mental Health, Global Health Ethics, and Global Environmental Health. This call is open with regard to rank including tenured, tenure track and non-tenure track positions. Mid-career and senior faculty are especially encouraged to apply.
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.
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.
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.
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in a relevant field. Research experience at a postdoctoral level (or greater) and teaching experience are desirable, as is experience working in an interdisciplinary setting. Applicants should provide a cover letter including a clear statement of the candidate’s specific interest in DKU, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and three reference letters. All materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17425 . The search committee also invites and encourages letters of nomination for potential candidates. Nominations and questions about the positions may be sent to email@example.com using “Global Health Search” as the subject line. Priority will be given to applications received by December 15, 2020; we will accept applications until the positions are filled.
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 internationally competitive compensation, housing allowance, child education benefits (for applicable faculty positions), and a discretionary fund or start-up package.
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About Duke Kunshan University
Duke Kunshan University (DKU) is a collaborative partnership of Duke University, Wuhan University and the Municipality of Kunshan, China. Faculty teach and conduct research in interdisciplinary clusters unconstrained by traditional departmental silos. Students are active participants in a distinctive and integrated liberal arts and sciences experience.
As an international intellectual community that encourages openness and creative learning, DKU welcomes outstanding faculty from around the world who contribute diverse perspectives and experiences. Currently, we have faculty from over 18 different countries and a diversity of self-identified groups. DKU particularly welcomes applications from women, underrepresented groups and candidates from diverse cultural backgrounds.
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. The current faculty to student ratio is 7:1. DKU values research excellence and a commitment to pedagogical innovation in the context of an interdisciplinary research-oriented undergraduate... curriculum.
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, annual discretionary funds, and a start-up package and child education benefits (for applicable faculty positions).