Duke Kunshan University, Language and Culture Center

Position ID:DukeKunshanUniv-Language and Culture Center-21FSPANISHFACULTY [#19752]
Position Title: Faculty Positions in Spanish Languages
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Kunshan, Suzhou 215316, China [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Language, Literacy, and Learning
Languages / Spanish
Language Instruction
Appl Deadline: finished (2021/09/24, finished 2022/03/16)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Duke Kunshan University invites applications for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer faculty position teaching Spanish 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 beginning in fall 2022 plans to offer Beginning Spanish as an elective course for students in this program. Positions begin in July 2022. 

Candidates must have a graduate degree in a relevant field such as Spanish, language teaching, or applied linguistics. They should also have language teaching experience, passion for exploring innovative teaching approaches and curriculum design, strong oral and written communication skills, and personal experience with and commitment to language learning. English is the working language at DKU, so strong English skills are important; skills in other languages are also an asset, as is background in intercultural communication. 

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/19752. Questions about the position 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, 2021; 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 2000. The DKU model draws on the best of Duke’s educational experience and resources to reimagine undergraduate instruction in an intimate campus setting. 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 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. 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