Duke Kunshan Universityinvites applications for EAP faculty positions in the Language and Culture Center (LCC). DKU offers an innovative and interdisciplinary undergraduate liberal arts program leading to both Duke and DKU degrees, and in this program LCC faculty teach EAP courses that emphasize academic writing; these are content-based courses designed around language and culture issues. LCC faculty also teach written and oral communication skills courses for DKU graduate programs. Positions begin in July 2021.
This is an open rank search with multiple positions. Candidates for Instructor, Lecturer, and Senior Lecturer (non-tenure track) positions must have a graduate degree in a relevant field such as language teaching, applied linguistics, or composition/rhetoric. They should also have language teaching experience, strong oral and written communication skills, and personal experience with and commitment to language learning. Preference will be given to candidates who can speak and coach learners of additional languages (e.g. Spanish, French, Japanese, German); background in intercultural communication is also an asset.
Candidates for Assistant Professor (tenure track) positions should, in addition to the qualifications above, have a doctorate and record of scholarship in a relevant field (e.g. applied linguistics, language education, intercultural communication). They should also show promise of being able to produce the level and quality of research publication necessary for success in tenure review.
Applicants should provide a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a teaching/research statement, and should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted. All materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16993. The search committee also invites letters of nomination for potential candidates. Questions about the position and nominations may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org using “Language and Culture Search” as the subject line. Priority will be given to applications received by November 1, 2020; applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.
About Duke Kunshan University
DKU is a partnership of Duke University, Wuhan University and the Municipality of Kunshan, China (https://dukekunshan.edu.cn/). Our campus provides an elite, interdisciplinary liberal arts experience to a student body that will number 2000. The DKU model draws on the best of Duke’s educational experience and resources to reimagine undergraduate instruction in an intimate campus setting. 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 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. 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.