Duke Kunshan University

Position ID:DukeKunshanUniv-ENVIRONMENT1 [#21645]
Position Title: Faculty Position in Environmental Social Science (Open Rank)
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Kunshan, Suzhou 215316, China [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Environmental Economics, Policy, and Science
Appl Deadline: finished (2022/04/17, finished 2022/08/02)
Position Description:    

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Duke Kunshan University invites applications to fill a tenure-line faculty position in environmental social science (open rank) to start as early as July 2022.  The position will be part of the Environment Program, which includes the Environmental Research Center and international Master of Environmental Policy (iMEP) degree program. The selected candidate will contribute to a research and education program for evidence-based environmental policy studies with a focus on empirical methods. Desired expertise for the environmental social scientist includes, but is not limited to, environmental policy analysis, law and governance, public policy, political science, environmental negotiation, environmental economics, survey methods, and applied quantitative analysis. Topics such as air and water pollution, energy, climate change, food, and conservation are of particular interest.

The candidate will join a core group of faculty with expertise in environmental economics, policy, and science as part of the Environment Program’s interdisciplinary research and education initiative. The iMEP program was launched in fall 2017 at Duke Kunshan as a Duke University degree issued jointly by Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment and Sanford School of Public Policy. The Environmental Research Center is an interdisciplinary research hub that hosts cutting-edge environmental science and policy studies in China and beyond. The detailed information about the Environment Program can be found on our website: https://env.dukekunshan.edu.cn

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in public policy, political science, economics, or related areas. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to conduct outstanding independent research and a commitment to teaching. Candidates whose research is interdisciplinary and centered on environmental policy are strongly encouraged to apply.

We request from all applicants a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including all relevant teaching experience) and writing sample. Applicants should also provide names and contact information for three references; recent PhDs should arrange to have reference letters submitted. All these materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/21645. Questions about the position may be sent to environment-search@dukekunshan.edu.cn using “Environmental Social Science” as the subject line. Priority will be given to applications received by May 31, 2022, and applications will continue to be reviewed until the positions are filled. Preliminary interviews will be arranged via Zoom.

Duke Kunshan University is a partnership of Duke University and Wuhan University in Kunshan, China (https://dukekunshan.edu.cn)*. The campus is 37 miles west of Shanghai, and is connected to Shanghai via an 18-minute high-speed train and a subway-light rail train system. Duke Kunshan launched a 4-year undergraduate degree program in 2018.  Two of the first fifteen majors are related to environment.  Duke Kunshan provides competitive compensation, benefits and start-up packages comparable to those of U.S. institutions.  Faculty at Duke Kunshan regularly collaborate with, and are mentored by, faculty at Duke.

As an international intellectual community that encourages diversity, openness and creative learning, Duke Kunshan welcomes outstanding faculty from around the world who contribute diverse perspectives and experiences to a global learning and research environment. Duke Kunshan particularly welcomes applications from underrepresented groups and minorities. 

*Duke Kunshan University is accredited by the Ministry of Education (MOE) of the People’s Republic of China. Duke University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) in the United States to award baccalaureate, master’s and doctorate degrees. Duke Kunshan University is not accredited by SACSCOC and the accreditation of Duke University does not extend to or include Duke Kunshan University or its students. Note that international Master of Environmental Policy (iMEP) students successfully completing the course of study required by Duke Kunshan University will be conferred a diploma from Duke University (Duke University and its degrees are accredited by SACSCOC).

Further, although Duke University agrees to accept certain course work from Duke Kunshan University to be applied toward an award from Duke University, that course work may not be accepted by other colleges or universities in transfer, even if it appears on a transcript from Duke University. The decision to accept course work in transfer from any institution is made by the institution considering the acceptance of credits or course work.


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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