Duke Kunshan University (DKU) invites applications for faculty positions (rank open) in natural sciences (biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics, neuroscience, and statistics). Pending accreditation approval, DKU will launch an innovative, integrated and interdisciplinary liberal arts undergraduate program leading to both Duke and DKU degrees. Students interested in sciences will be immersed in foundational core courses integrating mathematics, computation and statistics; concepts, knowledge, and methodologies in biology, chemistry and physics; theories and experiments, as well as a common set of university-wide courses on China, global challenges, and ethics. Areas of study in sciences include, but are not limited to, Applied Mathematics and Computational Sciences, Biophysics, Cognitive Science, Environmental Science, Evolution, Ecology and the Earth, Global Health, and Material Science. Faculty will have the unique opportunity to pioneer, lead and implement an interdisciplinary and integrated natural science curriculum and to conduct research in the related fields. These positions may start as early as Fall 2017 to begin preparation for the launch.
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in an appropriate field. Postdoctoral research experience and teaching experience is desirable, as is experience in working in an interdisciplinary setting. Successful candidates should show a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts curriculum. Research and scholarship are also highly valued.
Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae, a research statement and a teaching statement, as well as names and contact information for three references. All materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8811. The search committee also invites and encourages letters of nomination for potential candidates. Nominations and questions about the positions may be sent to email@example.com using “Integrated Science Search” as the subject line. Priority will be given to applications received by March 1, 2017; we will accept applications until the positions are filled.
DKU is a partnership of Duke University, Wuhan University and the Municipality of Kunshan, China (https://dukekunshan.edu.cn/).* 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 University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) 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. Duke Kunshan University is accredited by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. Further, although Duke University agrees to accept certain course work from DKU 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.