Duke Kunshan University

Position ID:DukeKunshanUniv-ECONINST [#27332]
Position Title: Instructor of Economics
Position Type:Non-regular rank faculty
Position Location:Kunshan, Suzhou 215316, China [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Economics / A - General Economics and Teaching
Appl Deadline:2024/04/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2024/03/12, listed until 2024/05/12)
Position Description:    

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Duke Kunshan University seeks applicants for a position as Instructor in Economics in its Undergraduate Program. The successful applicant will receive an initial contract of 3 years that might be renewed pending evaluation of job performance.  Reporting to the Division Chair of Social Sciences and working closely with course instructors, the instructor will provide comprehensive support for the teaching of economics courses, in particular the introductory courses. Compensation is internationally competitive and commensurate with experience and education background. 

Duke Kunshan University is a partnership of Duke University, Wuhan University and the Municipality of Kunshan, China. DKU is located in Kunshan China, about 30 km from Shanghai. DKU offers a series of graduate degree programs and launched its undergraduate degree program in 2018. Our campus provides an innovative, interdisciplinary undergraduate liberal arts experience to a student body that will number 2000 students and 200+ faculty, with a student body represented by over 60 countries. The Lab Instructor in Economics will play an important role in delivering integrated and interdisciplinary teaching for the UG program. Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Essential Duties: 

  • Support economics courses under supervision of designated course instructors, in particular the course ECON 101
  • Lead the recitation sections within the context of the course
  • Assist in grading course assignment as requested.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • University employees' job responsibilities will continue to expand in scope and depth as the University grows and complexity in its programs.
Required Qualifications:
  • Candidates must hold at least a Master Degree in Economics. A Ph.D. degree in Economics is preferred but not required.
  • Teaching experience in higher education setting, including serving as teaching assistant, is desirable.
  • Willing to work in an interdisciplinary and intercultural environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English 
  • Good organizational skills, punctuality and knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, and procedures
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work within a team environment. 
How to Apply: please apply by uploading the following materials to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/27332 before April 15, 2024. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

  • A current CV containing three referees
  • A cover letter
  • a teaching statement that attaches any evidence of teaching effectiveness, including teaching (or teaching assistant) evaluations from the two most recent years of teaching, if applicable
  • one letter of reference (may be referee listed in CV)


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Further Info:
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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