Duke Kunshan University, Language and Culture Center

Position ID:DukeKunshanUniv-Language and Culture Center-19FEAPFACULTY [#14759]
Position Title: EAP faculty positions
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Kunshan, Suzhou 215316, China [map]
Subject Areas: Languages / English as a Second Language
Language, Literacy, and Learning
English / Academic Writing
Language Instruction
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2019/09/23)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Duke Kunshan University invites applications for EAP faculty positions in the Language and Culture Center (LCC). DKU offers an innovative and interdisciplinary undergraduate liberal arts program leading to both Duke and DKU degrees, and in this program LCC faculty teach credit-bearing EAP courses that emphasize academic writing; these are content-based courses built around language and culture issues. LCC faculty also teach written and oral communication skills courses for DKU graduate programs. Positions start in July 2020. 

This is an open rank search with multiple positions. Candidates for Instructor, Lecturer, and Senior Lecturer (non-tenure track) positions must have a graduate degree in a relevant field such as language teaching, applied linguistics, or composition/rhetoric. They should also have strong language teaching experience, strong oral and written communication skills, and personal experience with and commitment to language learning. Preference will be given to candidates who speak additional languages, have studied intercultural communication, and have experience working in multi-cultural settings. Previous experience living and/or working in China/Asia is also an asset. 

Candidates for Assistant Professor (tenure track) positions should, in addition to the qualifications above, have a doctorate in a relevant field and a record of scholarship; they should also show strong promise of ability to produce the level and quality of published scholarship necessary for success in tenure review. 

Applicants should provide a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a teaching/research statement, and should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted. All materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14759. 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 15, 2019; 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 over 1500 students and 100 faculty, with an acceptance rate of <8% and a student body represented by over 40 countries. The DKU model draws on the best of Duke’s educational experience and resources to reimagine undergraduate instruction in an intimate campus setting. 

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.


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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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