Duke Kunshan University

Position ID:DukeKunshanUniv-EAPFACULTY [#9846]
Position Title: Language/EAP/EFL Faculty
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Kunshan, Suzhou 215316, China [map]
Subject Areas: Language Instruction
Languages / English as a Second Language
Language, Literacy, and Learning
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2017/09/18, finished 2018/12/02)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Duke Kunshan University (DKU) invites applications for faculty positions (rank open) in its Language and Culture Center. In fall 2018, DKU will launch an innovative, integrated and interdisciplinary liberal arts undergraduate program leading to both Duke and DKU degrees. In this new program, Language and Culture Center faculty will teach content-based courses on language and culture issues through which EFL students will build academic English skills - especially writing and critical thinking skills. Positions start in July 2018 or possibly earlier.

All candidates must have a graduate degree, MA or PhD, in a relevant field such as language teaching, academic writing, or language/culture and society. Candidates should have foreign language teaching experience, strong written and spoken English skills, and personal experience with and commitment to foreign language learning. Preference will be given to candidates who have studied one or more of the following fields:

  • Language learning (especially motivation, language learning strategies, learner autonomy).
  • Culture and intercultural communication.
  • Language and society, especially as related to societies in which Chinese and/or English are widely used.

A record of academic publication and/or conference presentation, while not essential, is an asset. 

Applicants should provide a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching/research statement, and arrange for three letters of reference. All materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9846. The search committee also invites and encourages letters of nomination for potential candidates. Nominations and questions about the positions may be sent to lcc-search@dukekunshan.edu.cn using “Language and Culture Search” as the subject line. Priority will be given to applications received by November 1, 2017; applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.  

DKU is a partnership between Duke University, Wuhan University and the Municipality of Kunshan, China (https://dukekunshan.edu.cn).* 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 University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) 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. Duke Kunshan University is accredited by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. Further, although Duke University agrees to accept certain course work from DKU 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 coursework in transfer from any institution is made by the institution considering the acceptance of credits or course work.


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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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