Duke Kunshan University

Position ID:DukeKunshanUniv-22SSSSOCIOLOGY [#21190]
Position Title: Faculty Positions (rank open) in Sociology
Position Location:Kunshan, Suzhou 215316, China [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Sociology / sociology, Urban, Quantitative Social Science
Computational Social Science
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2022/02/15)
Position Description:   URMs  

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Duke Kunshan University (DKU) invites applications to a regular rank, tenure-track position in sociology to begin in the academic year 2022-2023 or 2023-2024. We are seeking a candidate with expertise in quantitative methods. We encourage especially candidates with the ability to apply innovative computational techniques to large scale data sets. While we are open with regard to area, but candidates are encouraged to articulate how their substantive interest engages with DKU’s overall academic profile and how they can contribute to our Sociology track.  Successful candidates are expected to contribute to courses across the interdisciplinary curriculum, in majors like Cultures and Movements, Political Economy, and Computation and Design. This position is open with regard to rank, and we welcome tenured and tenure-track candidates. 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 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/21190. 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 “Sociology” 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