Faculty Positions (rank open) in Natural Sciences

Location
Kunshan, Suzhou, China
Salary
DKU provides competitive compensation, benefits and start-up packages.
Posted
Oct 18, 2017
Closes
Nov 17, 2017
Field of specialization
Biochemical, Inorganic, Materials, Organic, Physical
Work Function
Teaching-Undergraduate
Job Type
Full time

Duke Kunshan University (DKU) invites applications for faculty positions in the natural sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Data Science, Statistics, Computer Science, and Neuroscience. These positions are open with regard to rank including tenured, tenure track and non-tenure track. We are especially interested in considering advanced assistant professors to full professors.

These positions are open with regard to sub-field. Besides our general interest in each area, in some areas we are especially interested in:

  • Biology: Cell and Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry, and Microbiology;
  • Chemistry: Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, and Biochemistry;
  • Physics: Condensed Matter Physics, Materials Science, Experimental physics, Chemical physics, and Biophysics.

In Fall, 2018, 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, computational science 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, Data Science, Computer Science and Design, Biophysics, Cognitive Science, Environmental Science, Global Health and Material Science, in addition to disciplinary areas of studies in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. 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 2018 or begin a year later.

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 and sciences 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/10174. The search committee also invites and encourages letters of nomination for potential candidates. Nominations and questions about the positions may be sent to integrated-science-search@dukekunshan.edu.cn using “Integrated Science Search” as the subject line. Priority will be given to applications received by December 1, 2018; 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.