Duke Kunshan University

Position ID:DukeKunshanUniv-24SCD3DGAME [#27303]
Position Title: Open Rank Faculty Position in Computation and Design-3D/Game+
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Kunshan, Suzhou 215316, China [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Digital Media & Design
Art / Graphic arts and motion graphics
Computer Science / Computer Graphics, Computer Vision, Human-Computer Interaction
Computer Graphics / Animation
Animation/Visual Effects (more...)
Appl Deadline:2024/04/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2024/03/07)
Position Description:    

Duke Kunshan University (DKU) invites applications to an open-rank tenure-track faculty position in Computation and Design beginning in the academic year 2024-2025. We seek a candidate with a terminal degree (PhD/MFA). We seek a candidate with proficiency in 3D modeling and animations and in 3D modeling and animation software (e.g. Blender, Maya, 3ds Max), as well as a strong understanding of game design principles and methodologies, including solid programming skills in languages commonly used in game development, such as C#, C++, or Python.

The capability to foster a collaborative and innovative learning environment for students interested in computing is essential at DKU, as are the communication skills needed for convening complex technical concepts to students from different backgrounds.

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: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/27303. 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 the subject “Digital Media” subject line. Priority will be given to applications received by April 15, 2024 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