|Position ID:||DukeKunshanUniv-FACULTYLCC [#8142]|
|Position Title:||EFL/US Academic Writing Faculty|
|Position Location:||Kunshan, Jiangsu 215316, China [map]|
|Subject Areas:||Languages / English as a Second Language|
Language, Literacy, and Learning
|Appl Deadline:||(posted 2016/09/29, listed until 2017/03/31)|
Duke Kunshan University seeks applications for a faculty position (rank open) to teach in the Language and Culture Center starting in fall 2017. The primary duty will be to teach sections of US Academic Writing, an innovative course in which EFL students hone their ability to make effective arguments by studying a contemporary issue related to language, culture and society and then constructing cases in response. The course helps students build the quality and accuracy of their written English, their critical thinking skills, and their ability to present effective cases through written course papers and oral presentations.
All candidates must have a graduate degree, doctorate preferred, in a relevant field such as language teaching, composition, or language/culture and society. Candidates must have demonstrably strong teaching skills and two or more years of professional teaching experience. Strong written and spoken English skills are essential. Preference will be given to candidates who have a research and publications record, a personal commitment to foreign language learning, and familiarity with one or more of the following fields:
● Culture and intercultural communication.
● Language and society, especially as related to China and to English-speaking countries.
● Independent language learning (language learning strategies, motivation, learner autonomy).
● Culture and media.
We request from all applicants: 1) a curriculum vitae; 2) a letter or statement discussing your qualifications for this position; 3) names and contact information for three references. These materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online. The application address is https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8142. The search committee also invites and encourages letters of nomination for potential candidates. Nominations and questions about the position may be sent to Engfirstname.lastname@example.org. Use “Academic Writing” as the subject line. Priority will be given to applications received by December 15, 2016 and applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.
Duke Kunshan University is a Sino-US partnership of Duke University, Wuhan University and the Municipality of Kunshan, China. The Duke Kunshan University campus is located 37 miles west of Shanghai in Kunshan, which is connected to Shanghai via a 19-minute high-speed train and a subway-light rail train system. Duke Kunshan University currently offers master’s degree programs in global health, medical physics, management studies and environmental policy, and has an undergraduate global learning semester program; it also has an active Global Health Research Center and a newly established environmental research center. Duke Kunshan University provides excellent compensation, benefits and start-up packages, which are comparable to those of U.S. institutions.
As an international intellectual community that encourages diversity, openness and creative learning, Duke Kunshan University welcomes outstanding faculty from around the world who contribute diverse perspectives and experiences to this global learning and research environment. Duke Kunshan University particularly welcomes applications from underrepresented groups and minorities.