Education Abroad, Overseas Opportunities, Teaching Learning and Scholarship
30 Faculty Positions at Duke Kunshan University
Duke Kunshan University (DKU) is a collaborative partnership of Duke University, Wuhan University and the Municipality of Kunshan, China., Faculty teach and conduct research in interdisciplinary clusters unconstrained by traditional departmental silos. Students are active participants in a distinctive and integrated liberal arts and sciences experience.
In 2021-22, the DKU faculty will grow by over 33%. We are currently seeking applicants in fields across the natural and applied sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Specific job postings may be found on DKU’s Job Opportunitiessite.
As an international intellectual community that encourages openness and creative learning, DKU welcomes outstanding faculty from around the world who contribute diverse perspectives and experiences. Currently, we have faculty from over 18 different countries and a diversity of self-identified groups. DKU particularly welcomes applications from women, underrepresented groups and candidates from diverse cultural backgrounds.
A highly selective institution with an acceptance rate of <8%, the current student body represents over 50 countries. Students receive a DKU and a Duke degree. The undergraduate student body will number 2000 students. The current faculty to student ratio is 7:1. DKU values research excellence and a commitment to pedagogical innovation in the context of an interdisciplinary research-oriented undergraduate curriculum.
The DKU campus is 37 miles west of Shanghai in Kunshan, and is connected to Shanghai via an 18-minute high-speed train. Phase 2 of the LEED certified campus is already under construction, and will provide expanded access to superior research facilities. DKU provides internationally competitive compensation, housing allowance, annual discretionary funds, and a start-up package and child education benefits (for applicable faculty positions).
About Duke Kunshan University
Duke Kunshan University is committed to building a world-class liberal arts university that offers a broad range of high-quality, innovative academic programs. It was established as a partnership between Duke University in the United States and China’s Wuhan University.
As a research-oriented, interdisciplinary liberal arts and sciences university located in China, our primary mission is to provide the highest quality undergraduate and graduate education and enable our students to lead purposeful and productive lives. The core of our educational offering is a four-year undergraduate degree program featuring an integrated and multi-disciplinary curriculum, with a strong Chinese, American, and global focus. In a culture of academic excellence and freedom, we prepare students for professional and academic leadership roles across the globe.
As a highly selective Sino-U.S. joint-venture university, we promote innovative scholarship in service to society. We embrace the integration of global, national, and local traditions of thought, promoting cross-cultural understanding and cross-border collaborations.
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