Language and Culture Center, Duke Kunshan University

Position ID:DukeKunshanUniv-Language and Culture Center-CSLFACULTY [#12175]
Position Title: Chinese language faculty positions
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Kunshan, Suzhou 215316, China [map]
Subject Areas: Chinese Language
Language Instruction
Languages / Language and Culture, Chinese
Language, Literacy, and Learning
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2018/09/28)
Position Description:    

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, integrated and interdisciplinary liberal arts undergraduate program leading to both Duke and DKU degrees, and the Language and Culture Center provides Chinese language courses at all levels, ranging from beginning to advanced, to international students in this program. Positions start in July 2019.

All candidates must have a graduate degree in a relevant field (e.g. Chinese language teaching, foreign language education, applied linguistics), and also 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, a teaching/research statement, and arrange to have three letters of reference submitted. All materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online 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, 2018; applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.  

DKU is a partnership of Duke University, Wuhan University and the Municipality of Kunshan, China (* 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 Kunshan University (DKU) is accredited by the Ministry of Education (MOE) of the People’s Republic of China. Duke University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) in the United States 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. Note that DKU undergraduate students successfully completing the course of study required by Duke Kunshan University will be conferred both a DKU graduation certificate and diploma officially approved by the MOE as well as a diploma from Duke University (Duke University and its degrees are accredited by SACSCOC). Further, although Duke University agrees to accept certain course work from Duke Kunshan University 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.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
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

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