Duke Kunshan University

Position ID:DukeKunshanUniv-INSTMUS2425 [#27491]
Position Title: Lecturer in Music
Position Type:Non-regular rank faculty
Position Location:Kunshan, Suzhou 215316, China [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Fine Arts
Music / Conducting
Appl Deadline:2024/05/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2024/04/10, listed until 2024/10/10)
Position Description:    

Duke Kunshan University (DKU) invites applicants to apply to the position of Instructor of Music. This position is a multi-year and non-tenure track position that is potentially renewable. The successful candidate will conduct the University’s Orchestra, offer classes and lessons to DKU’s undergraduate students, and coordinate with faculty and staff engaged in DKU’s music community. The teaching load is the equivalent of 3 courses per year. 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.

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, research, and creative practice. This includes work with undergraduate students. Compensation includes competitive salary and benefits.

Candidates must hold at least a master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field. Previous teaching or conducting experience is desirable, as is experience working in an interdisciplinary and international setting. Applicants should provide a cover letter including a clear statement of the candidate’s specific interest in DKU, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, and two reference letters. All materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online:https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/27491. The search committee also invites and encourages letters of nomination for potential candidates. Nominations and questions about the positions may be sent to wbp6@duke.edu using “Instructor of Music” as the subject line. Priority will be given to applications received by May 15, 2024; we will accept applications until the positions are filled.

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.


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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