Duke Kunshan University invites applications for CSL faculty positions in the Language and Culture Center (LCC). DKU offers an innovative, integrated and interdisciplinary liberal arts undergraduate program leading to both Duke and DKU degrees, and the LCC provides Chinese language courses at all levels to international students in this program. Successful candidates may teach Chinese language courses at any level. The positions start in July 2022.
This is an open rank search with multiple positions.
• Candidates for non-tenure track positions (Instructor, Lecturer, and Senior Lecturer) must have a graduate degree in a relevant field (e.g. Chinese language pedagogy, applied linguistics, East Asian Studies) and Chinese language teaching experience at the college level relevant to the rank applied for. In addition to mastery of spoken and written Chinese, candidates must also have strong English skills, strong oral and written communication skills, and personal experience with and commitment to language learning. Preference will be given to candidates who speak and can coach learners of additional languages (e.g. Japanese, Korean, Spanish) or other varieties of Chinese (e.g. Shanghainese, Suzhounese, Cantonese); background in intercultural communication is also an asset.
• Candidates for tenure track positions (Assistant Professor) should, in addition to the qualifications above, have a doctorate in a relevant field and a record of scholarship. They should also show promise of being able to produce the level and quality of published research necessary for success in tenure review.
In cover letters applicants should state whether they are applying for tenure track positions, non-tenure track positions, or both.
How to apply:
Applicants should provide a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a statement on teaching and – if appropriate – research; applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted. Submission of teaching demo(s) is encouraged. All materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19748. 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 November 1, 2021; applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.
DKU is a partnership of Duke University, Wuhan University and the Municipality of Kunshan, China (https://dukekunshan.edu.cn/). Our campus provides an elite, interdisciplinary liberal arts experience to a student body that will number 2000. The DKU model draws on the best of Duke’s educational experience and resources to reimagine undergraduate instruction in an intimate campus setting. 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 current faculty to student ratio is 7:1.
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.