JOE - February 2014

Duke Kunshan University
Environmental Policy Faculty/ Coordinator
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Environmental Policy Faculty/ Coordinator
Section: 3 -- International:Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Kunshan, Jiangsu, China
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
Keywords: Environmental policy, environmental science, public policy, economics, Kunshan, faculty,
Deadline Information: Consideration of candidates will continue until the position is filled.
Deadline Date: 04/2014

JOE ID Number: 201402_400181

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Full Text of JOE Listing:
Duke Kunshan University (DKU) in Kunshan, Jiangsu, China invites applications for a full-time assistant, associate or full professor position in environmental policy beginning in fall of 2014. Successful candidates will be DKU faculty members, with the potential for appropriate consideration for Duke University affiliation. Chinese language proficiency is not required. However, candidates should demonstrate native-like proficiency in English. Candidates should have a PhD degree in public policy, political science, economics, environmental science or a related field, with a focus on environmental policy. The ideal candidate would have research interests related to China and its role in the region/world, and demonstrate, through background or training, an ability to collaborate with other disciplines. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research foci relate to the areas of energy, the urban environment, climate, environmental health, and air or water quality. Strong preference will be given to candidates with three years of teaching and some administrative experience. Salary and benefits are competitive and based on experience. Initial appointments are multi-year contracts and are renewable based on academic rigor of research, teaching, curriculum development, professional development and service.

Highlights of expected responsibilities:
** Oversight of and direct participation in undergraduate curriculum development.
** Teach in the environment program at DKU (all courses are taught in English). At least one course should focus on environmental policy in China.
** Coordination and communication with environment programs at Duke University to ensure curriculum rigor and consistency among programs.
** Exploration and development of the foundation for the formation of a graduate program at DKU in environmental policy and related areas.
** Participation in the development of faculty governance procedures at DKU.
** Interest in establishing an environmental research program or center at DKU, and in collaborating with other research centers at DKU.

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Application Instructions:

To be assured of consideration, interested applicants should submit an application consisting of: 1) a letter of application with a statement of teaching philosophy; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a teaching portfolio including syllabi, a sample of teaching materials, student evaluations; and 4) names and contact information for three people who can provide letters of reference. All application materials must be submitted through Academic Jobs Online at Questions may be addressed to Tong Meng at Consideration of candidates will begin on Jan. 30th 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Duke Kunshan University is Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer.

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