Duke Kunshan University presents unique opportunities to Duke faculty for research and teaching in a global setting. It builds upon Duke’s strong academic tradition, bringing a new model of liberal arts education to China and providing a platform for pedagogical innovation and experimentation. It also provides a unique environment for research collaborations with colleagues from China and around the world. Duke faculty members are encouraged to engage at Duke Kunshan to expand their teaching and scholarship in a global setting, to shape the development of Duke Kunshan University, and to promote collaboration between Duke and Duke Kunshan.
Duke Kunshan is recruiting a community of teacher-scholars for both the graduate programs and the residential liberal arts undergraduate program. There is also a vital role for Duke faculty to play as colleagues in teaching and research in this dynamic international environment.
Teaching at Duke Kunshan University is an opportunity to create innovative, meaningful pedagogical experiences while making important contributions to the development of the distinctive curriculum and culture of the university. While Duke Kunshan will have its own faculty in residence, there will always be ample opportunity for Duke faculty to travel to Duke Kunshan for teaching of specific courses over 7-week terms.
There are also a number of research centers and institutes at Duke Kunshan – some already in existence and more in the planning stages – covering a range of scholarly activity from science and engineering to the humanities. Duke faculty are encouraged to pursue joint projects with these centers or to develop their own scholarly collaborations with colleagues in the Duke Kunshan community.
Duke Kunshan University promotes an intellectual environment built on a commitment to free and open inquiry. The faculty cultivate wisdom, advance the frontiers of knowledge, and contribute to the international community of scholarship.
Funding opportunities for research, course development, workshops, conferences, and other programming is available to Duke faculty through the Provost’s office.