Duke Kunshan University (DKU) invites applications to a faculty position in urban and social policy, beginning in the academic year 2021-2022. We are seeking a social scientist broadly trained in urban systems and social policy, especially in a comparative context. We are open with regard to the candidate’s discipline, but are seeking a data-driven social scientist capable of contributing to an Urban Design and Policy concentration within a new interdisciplinary Computation and Design major, as well as to public policy curriculum throughout the university. We encourage especially candidates who employ computational techniques, quantitative approaches, or network analysis in their research. Successful candidates will articulate how they might contribute to DKU’s Interdisciplinary Curriculum. This position is open with regard to rank including tenured, tenure track and non-tenure track. Mid-career and senior faculty are especially encouraged to apply.
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.
Duke Kunshan University (DKU) is a collaborative partnership of Duke University, Wuhan University and the Municipality of Kunshan, China (https://dukekunshan.edu.cn). Faculty teach and conduct research in interdisciplinary clusters without traditional departmental silos. Students are active participants in a distinctive and integrated liberal arts and sciences experience.
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. DKU values research excellence and a commitment to pedagogical innovation in the context of an interdisciplinary research-oriented undergraduate curriculum. The current faculty to student ratio is 7:1.
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, child education benefits (for applicable faculty positions), and a discretionary fund or start-up package.
In order to meet Chinese visa requirements, prior to the position start date international (non-Chinese) candidates must 1) 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 2) begin their appointment at DKU within 12 months of obtaining their Ph.D. and without having full-time work experience between graduation date on their Ph.D. diploma and position start date.
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in an appropriate field. Applicants should provide a cover letter including a clear statement of the candidate’s specific interest in DKU, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, and a teaching statement, as well as three reference letters. All materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.