Chinese Language Instructor/Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Kunshan, Suzhou, China)

Duke Kunshan University invites applications for faculty positions in Chinese language (Instructor/Lecturer/Senior Lecturer) in its Language and Culture Center. DKU offers an innovative and interdisciplinary undergraduate liberal arts program leading to both Duke and DKU degrees. The Language and Culture Center provides Chinese language courses at all levels, ranging from beginning to advanced, for international students in this program. Positions start in July 2020.

All candidates must have a graduate degree in a relevant field (e.g. Chinese language teaching, foreign language education, applied linguistics), and also university-level language teaching experience. In addition to mastery of spoken and written Chinese, candidates should have strong English skills. Preference will be given to candidates who speak additional languages, have studied intercultural communication, and/or have experience working in multi-cultural settings. Experience presenting at workshops and conferences and/or writing for publication is also an asset.

Applicants should provide a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a teaching/research statement, and should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted. Candidates are also strongly encouraged to submit a teaching demonstration video. All materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online The search committee also invites and encourages letters of nomination for potential candidates. Nominations and questions about the positions may be sent to using “Language and Culture Search” as the subject line. Priority will be given to applications received by November 15, 2019; applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

DKU is a partnership of Duke University, Wuhan University and the Municipality of Kunshan, China ( Our campus provides an elite, interdisciplinary liberal arts experience to a student body that will number over 1500 students and 100 faculty, with an acceptance rate of <8% and a student body represented by over 40 countries. The DKU model draws on the best of Duke’s educational experience and resources to reimagine undergraduate instruction in an intimate campus setting.

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 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.