Duke Kunshan University (DKU) is a collaborative partnership of Duke University, Wuhan University and the Municipality of Kunshan, China. Faculty teach and conduct research in interdisciplinary clusters unconstrained by traditional departmental silos. Students are active participants in a distinctive and integrated liberal arts and sciences experience.
We are currently seeking applicants in fields across the natural and applied sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Specific job postings may be found on DKU’s Job Opportunities site.
As an international intellectual community that encourages openness and creative learning, DKU welcomes outstanding faculty from around the world who contribute diverse perspectives and experiences. Currently, we have faculty from over 18 different countries and a diversity of self-identified groups. DKU particularly welcomes applications from women, underrepresented groups and candidates from diverse cultural backgrounds.
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 undergraduate student body will number 2000 students. The current faculty to student ratio is 7:1. DKU values research excellence and a commitment to pedagogical innovation in the context of an interdisciplinary research-oriented undergraduate curriculum.
The DKU campus is 37 miles west of Shanghai in Kunshan, and is connected to Shanghai via an 18-minute high-speed train. With the completion of Phase 2 construction, the LEED certified campus will provide expanded access to superior research facilities. DKU provides internationally competitive compensation, housing allowance, annual discretionary funds, and a start-up package and child education benefits (for applicable faculty positions).
Please submit applications for faculty positions to the email listed in the respective job advertisement.