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February 1, 2016 - July 31, 2016

Duke Kunshan University

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Five Faculty Positions (rank open) in Environmental Economics, Policy, and Science

JOE ID Number: 2016-01_111455347
Date Posted: 03/08/2016
Date Inactive: 07/31/2016
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Five Faculty Positions (rank open) in Environmental Economics, Policy, and Science
Section: International:Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Kunshan, Jiangsu, CHINA
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
Environmental Economics, Policy, and Science
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Duke Kunshan University seeks applicants for a cluster hire effort for the newly established Environment Program. Duke Kunshan will grow a core faculty with expertise in environmental economics, policy, and science as part of its interdisciplinary research and education initiative. We are seeking to fill five faculty positions (rank open) to start as early as July 2016 to staff the Environment Research Center and a new international Master’s in Environmental Policy (iMEP) program. Researchers will help to establish a research hub for evidence-based environmental science and policy studies with a focus on big data and empirical methods. Although we will consider high quality applicants from all disciplines related to the environment, we are especially interested in hiring a mix of social and natural scientists. Desired expertise for the environmental social scientist includes, but is not limited to, environmental economics, survey methods, applied quantitative analysis, environmental negotiation, environmental policy analysis and public policy, and political science. For the positions in environmental science, preference will be given to environmental scientists interested in collaborating with social scientists and policymakers and who brings expertise in modeling and/or working with environmental data. Topics such as air and water pollution, energy, climate change, food, ecology and conservation are of great interest to Duke Kunshan.

Duke Kunshan University currently hosts an active Global Health Research Center and offers master’s degrees in global health, medical physics, and management studies. Following approval by China’s Ministry of Education, the iMEP will be offered in fall 2017 at Duke Kunshan as a Duke University degree issued jointly by Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment and Sanford School of Public Policy.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in an appropriate field. Postdoctoral research/training experience is highly desirable. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to conduct outstanding independent research. Candidates whose research is interdisciplinary centered on environment science and policy are strongly encouraged to apply.

We request from all applicants a curriculum vitae, a research statement and a teaching statement. Applicants should also provide names and contact information for three references. All these materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online. The application address is The search committee also invites and encourages letters of nomination for potential candidates. Nominations and questions about the position may be sent to using “Environment Research” as the subject line. Priority will be given to applications received by April 15, 2016 and applications will continue to be reviewed until the positions are filled.

Duke Kunshan University provides excellent compensation, benefits and start-up packages, which are comparable to those of U.S. institutions.

Duke Kunshan University is a partnership of Duke University, Wuhan University and the Municipality of Kunshan, China. The Duke Kunshan University campus is located 37 miles west of Shanghai in Kunshan, which is connected to Shanghai via a 19-minute high-speed train and a subway-light rail train system.

As an international intellectual community that encourages diversity, openness and creative learning, Duke Kunshan University welcomes outstanding faculty from around the world who contribute diverse perspectives and experiences to this global learning and research environment. Duke Kunshan University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Requirements:
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