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Visiting Assistant Professor of Comparative Philosophy (EXPIRED)

Arts and Humanities Division, Duke Kunshan University

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS Comparative philosophy
AOS categories African/Africana Philosophy
Arabic and Islamic Philosophy
Asian Philosophy
Latin American Philosophy
Native American Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Kunshan, Jiangsu, China
Start date July 2024
Job description

Duke Kunshan University (DKU)invites applications to a visiting assistant professor in comparative philosophy beginning in the academic year 2024-2025.  We are seeking a candidate broadly trained in comparative philosophy, and welcome especially candidates whose work has robust cross-cultural implications.  The successful candidate will teach our common core class entitle Ethics, Citizenship, and the Examined Life and electives in their area, obtaining a contract of between 2-3 years. As part of this appointment, in year two of the appointment, candidates have the option to complete a non-credit bearing certificate in “Innovative Curriculum Design and Pedagogy” offered by DKU’s Center for Teaching and Learning. 

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 work experience between graduation date on master’s degree diploma/Ph.D. diploma and position start date.  

DKU is a collaborative partnership of Duke University, Wuhan University and the Municipality of Kunshan, China (https://dukekunshan.edu.cn/).  Our campus provides an innovative and robustly 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.  

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in a relevant field. Research experience at a postdoctoral level (or greater) and teaching experience are desirable, as is experience working in an interdisciplinary setting. Applicants should provide a cover letter including a clear statement of the candidate’s specific interest in DKU, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and three reference letters. All materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/25769.The search committee also invites and encourages letters of nomination for potential candidates. Nominations and questions about the positions may be sent [email protected] using the subject “Comparative Philosophy” as the subject line. Priority will be given to applications received by October 27, 2023; we will accept applications until the positions are filled.   

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

How to apply
Application type Online
All applications must be received through Academic Jobs Online.
Web address to apply https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/25769
Hard deadline October 27, 2023, 11:59pm +07:00
Web address for more information https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/25769
Contact name William Parsons
Contact email
Time created September 22, 2023, 4:14pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date October 27, 2023, 11:59pm +07:00
Expired on October 29, 2023, 12:46am +07:00
Last updated November 28, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
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