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Faculty Positions in Computation and Design

Duke Kunshan University
Kunshan, Suzhou (CN)
Date posted
Mar 11, 2024

Job Details

Duke Kunshan University (DKU) invites candidates to apply for faculty positions in Computation and Design, beginning in the academic year 2024-2025. We seek candidates with a terminal degree (PhD/MFA). We are open to the candidates’ areas of specialization:

  • candidates with proficiency in 3D modeling and animations and in 3D modeling and animation software (e.g. Blender, Maya, 3ds Max); or candidates with a strong understanding of game design principles and methodologies, including solid programming skills in languages commonly used in game development, such as C#, C++, or Python; or candidates with proficiency and strong technical skills in creative computing platforms (such as Unity, Unreal Engine, and other relevant software) and XR technologies, e.g., Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR), and engage broadly in Interaction Design and Human-Computer Interaction.

These positions are open with regard to rank, which include tenured/tenure track faculty positions and visiting faculty positions. As an interdisciplinary institution, we welcome especially candidates with the potential to collaborate with colleagues teaching across DKU's interdisciplinary curriculum. DKU is a community of teachers and researchers that values mutual support. 

Details about each position can be found on the following websites: (for regular tenure/tenure track position) (for regular tenure/tenure track position) (for senior faculty position) (for visiting faculty position)

As an international intellectual community that encourages diversity, openness and creative learning, DKU welcomes outstanding faculty from around the world who contribute diverse perspectives and experiences to a global learning and research environment. DKU particularly welcomes applications from underrepresented groups and minorities.

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 (  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 <8% and a student body represented by over 60 countries. We also offer a discrete number of Master’s level graduate programs. The DKU pedagogical model draws on the best of Duke’s educational experience and resources to reimagine undergraduate instruction on an intimate campus setting.  

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. 

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.   


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