Apply Now: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer at Duke Kunshan University

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Duke Kunshan University: Non-Tenure Track Lecturer/Senior Lecturer


Duke Kunshan University and Duke University invite applications for a regular rank, non-tenure track, Lecturer or Senior Lecturer position in philosophy, politics, and economics (PPE) to begin in the academic year 2020-2021.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in an appropriate field. The successful candidate will obtain a contract of between two and four years, depending on previous teaching experience and institutional needs. The position offers competitive compensation on a U.S. pay scale. Candidates are expected to be able to teach courses including “Ethics, Markets, and Politics,” “Conceptions of Meritocracy and Democracy,” and a core curriculum course entitled “Ethics, Citizenship and the Examined Life.” The ability to support offerings in the political economy, public policy, economics, or philosophy is welcomed, but not required. In general, candidates are encouraged to stipulate what other courses they might teach within DKU’s interdisciplinary curriculum. DKU is a community of teachers and researchers that values mutual support. Successful candidates will be expected to teach between four and six courses per year on the DKU campus in China, so we encourage especially candidates with experience and ability in the classroom or demonstrated promise as a teacher. 

In order to meet Chinese visa requirements, prior to the position start date international (non-Chinese) candidates must 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 begin their appointment at DKU within 12 months of obtaining their master’s degree/Ph.D. and without having full-time work experience between graduation date on master’s degree diploma/Ph.D. diploma and position start date. 

Priority will be given to applications received by April 1, 2020. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.  

Application Instructions

Applicants should provide:

  1. a cover letter including a clear statement of the candidate’s specific interest in DKU;
  2. a curriculum vitae;
  3. a research statement;
  4. a teaching statement;
  5. and three reference letters.

All materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online at The search committee also invites and encourages letters of nomination for potential candidates.

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Nominations and questions about the positions may be sent to using “PPE Search” as the subject line.

Priority will be given to applications received by April 1, 2020. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.  



About the program and location:

Duke Kunshan University is a collaborative partnership of Duke University, Wuhan University and the Municipality of Kunshan, China. Our campus provides an innovative, interdisciplinary undergraduate liberal arts experience to a student body that will number 2000 students and 150+ faculty, with an acceptance rate of

Similar to the best liberal arts colleges in the United States, DKU values dedication to teaching excellence in a liberal arts environment, as well as a strong commitment to successful scholarly engagement and research. This includes research with undergraduate students.  As a whole, the Duke Kunshan faculty will have strong commitments to teaching and research, and outstanding quality in both areas will be highly valued.

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 internationally competitive compensation, housing allowance, child education benefits (for applicable faculty positions), and a discretionary fund or start-up package.

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.

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