Media and Art Faculty Positions at Duke Kunshan University (China)

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 12:00am

Duke Kunshan University (DKU) invites applications for research and practice-based faculty positions in Media and Art in areas including but not limited to 1) Digital Media Practice (digital design, digital sound, computation, data visualization and information aesthetics, interactive graphics, 3d modeling and animation, pervasive computing/internet of things); 2) Media and Communication Studies (comparative media systems, global media, new media and society, and public opinion, media ethics); 3) Visual Arts Practice (painting, drawing, illustration, printmaking, graphic design, architecture); and 4) Art History (Western, Latin American, African and global art history). These positions are open with regard to rank, which may include tenured, tenure track and non-tenure track appointments based on qualifications and experience.

In Fall, 2018, DKU launched an innovative, integrated and interdisciplinary liberal arts undergraduate program leading to both Duke and DKU degrees. We are searching for faculty to begin teaching in the academic year 2019-2020 or 2020-2021.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in an appropriate field. Research experience at a postdoctoral level (or greater) and teaching experience are desirable, as is experience in working in an interdisciplinary setting. 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 the names and contact information for three references. All materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online: . The search committee also invites and encourages letters of nomination for potential candidates. Nominations and questions about the positions may be sent to using “Media and Art Search” as the subject line. Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  Priority will be given to applications received by January 30, 2018; we will accept applications until the positions are filled. 

Duke Kunshan University is a highly selective research-oriented, liberal arts and sciences university that offers both an elite liberal arts education and an environment in which premier research centers can flourish. Similar to the best liberal arts colleges in the U.S., all DKU faculty are deeply involved in teaching and advising and lead research teams comprised primarily of undergraduates, and graduate students in some areas. Faculty should clearly demonstrate their ability to serve as highly effective teachers with a strong commitment to Duke Kunshan University’s educational programs, which place particular emphasis on liberal arts undergraduate education. Faculty performance as scholars whose work has been widely perceived among peers as outstanding is also important.  As a whole, the Duke Kunshan faculty will have strong commitments to teaching and research and outstanding quality in both research and teaching will be highly valued.

DKU is a partnership of Duke University, Wuhan University and the Municipality of Kunshan, China (* The DKU campus is 37 miles west of Shanghai in Kunshan, and is connected to Shanghai via an 18-minute high-speed train and a subway-light rail train system. DKU provides competitive compensation, benefits and start-up packages. 

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 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 DKU undergraduate students successfully completing the course of study required by Duke Kunshan University will be conferred both a DKU graduation certificate and diploma officially approved by the MOE as well as 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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