Duke Kunshan University

Position ID:DukeKunshanUniv-20FAHGLOBALART [#16761]
Position Title: Faculty Positions (rank open) in Global Art, Art Histories & Visual Cultures
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Kunshan, Suzhou 215316, China [map]
Subject Areas: Visual Studies
Art and Art History
Art History
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2020/08/26)
Position Description:    

Duke Kunshan University (DKU) invites applications for a tenure or tenure-track position in Global Art, Art Histories, and Visual Cultures to begin in the academic year 2021-2022. 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.  Successful candidates will be expected to develop courses in global art history (broadly defined) as well as specialty courses in their area of expertise such as artistic production, curatorial studies, art theory and practice, and/or visual cultures.  All courses should contribute to DKU's interdisciplinary curriculum, including its major in Media and Arts.   

Special consideration will be given to candidates interested in the digital humanities or eco-art (broadly defined, such as art histories and/or art criticism related to environmental challenges, the anthropocene, and indigenous ecologies) from global and interdisciplinary perspectives.  All faculty are expected to teach five courses per year, and we encourage especially candidates with experience and ability in the classroom or demonstrated promise as a teacher.  

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 a collaborative partnership of Duke University, Wuhan University and the Municipality of Kunshan, China. Faculty teach and conduct research in interdisciplinary clusters without traditional departmental silos. Students are active participants in a distinctive and integrated liberal arts and sciences experience.  

A highly selective institution with an acceptance rate of <8%, the current student body represents over 50 countries. Students receive a DKU and a Duke degree. The undergraduate student body will number 2000 students. DKU values research excellence and a commitment to pedagogical innovation in the context of an interdisciplinary research-oriented undergraduate curriculum.  The current faculty to student ratio is 7:1.  

The DKU campus is 37 miles west of Shanghai in Kunshan, and is connected to Shanghai via an 18-minute high-speed train. Phase 2 of the LEED certified campus is already under construction, and will provide expanded access to superior research facilities. DKU provides internationally competitive compensation, housing allowance, child education benefits (for applicable faculty positions), and a discretionary fund or start-up package.  

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 full-time work experience between graduation date on master’s degree diploma/Ph.D diploma and position start date. 

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in an appropriate field. Applicants should provide a cover letter including a clear statement of the candidate’s specific interest in DKU, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, and a teaching statement, as well as three reference letters. All materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16761. The search committee also invites and encourages letters of nomination for potential candidates. Nominations and questions about the positions may be sent to arts-humanities-search@dukekunshan.edu.cn using “Global Art History” as the subject line. Priority will be given to applications received by October 15, 2020; we will accept applications until the positions are filled. 


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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

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