Duke Kunshan University

Position ID:DukeKunshanUniv-22SSSURBAN [#21188]
Position Title: Faculty Positions (rank open) in Urban Studies, Computation and Technology
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Kunshan, Suzhou 215316, China [map]
Subject Areas: Information Science
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Urban Studies / Urban analysis, Urban Environment, Urban Studies, Quantitative analysis, Urban Geography
Data Science
Computational Sciences (more...)
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2022/02/15)
Position Description:   URMs  

Today is the last day you can apply for this position; no new applications will be accepted after 2022/08/15 11:59PM US Eastern Time.

Duke Kunshan University (DKU) invites applications to a regular rank, tenure-track faculty position in Urban studies, Computation, and Technology, beginning in the academic year 2022-2023. We have recently launched a new interdisciplinary Computation and Design major, with a strong research and teaching focus on how computation and technology have shaped the urban environment. We now seek a new member whose area of research expertise lies in system design, smart technologies, urban informatics, virtual/augmented/mixed reality, and/or artificial intelligence. Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Civil Engineering, Geography, Urban Planning, Information Science, or a related field. The position is targeted at tenure-track faculty, but those in mid-and-or senior careers are also 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 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 and robustly 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 60 countries. We also offer a discrete number 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: http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/21188. The search committee also invites and encourages letters of nomination for potential candidates. Nominations and questions about the positions may be sent to social-science-search@dukekunshan.edu.cn using “Urban Studies, Computation and Technology” as the subject line. Priority will be given to applications received by April 1, 2022; 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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Duke Kunshan University | 昆山杜克大学
中国江苏省昆山市杜克大道8号 邮编:215316
No. 8 Duke Avenue, Kunshan, Jiangsu, China 215316