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Faculty Position in Global Health

Duke Kunshan University
China (CN)
Date posted
May 4, 2024

Duke Kunshan University (DKU) invites applications for a faculty position in global health with expertise in biology to begin in the spring semester of academic year 2024-2025. Candidates with extensive experience in developing ‘wet lab’ methodologies in relevant research areas are particularly encouraged to apply. This call is open with regard to rank, including tenured, tenure track, and non-tenure track positions.


  • Contribute to undergraduate liberal arts and graduate education in global health, biology, and related disciplines. Engage in innovative and interdisciplinary research in areas such as Infectious Disease, Biomedical or Clinical Research on Human Diseases, Pathogen discovery, Virus-host interactions, Disease Prevention and Treatment, and Environmental health. Develop 'wet lab' methodologies in relevant research areas, utilizing DKU's BSL-2 lab and other biomedical research infrastructure ( Mentor undergraduate and graduate students in research projects, leveraging the resources of the Global Health master's program and the Global Health Research Center (


  • A Ph.D. in Biology, Global Health, Health Science or a related field. Extensive experience in developing 'wet lab' methodologies in relevant research areas. Demonstrated expertise in global health, with a focus on infectious diseases and/or biomedical research. Commitment to teaching excellence in a liberal arts environment, while maintaining a strong research agenda. Strong research record, including engagement with undergraduate and graduate students. Ability to contribute diverse perspectives and experiences to a global learning and research environment.

Additional Requirements:

In order to meet Chinese visa requirements, prior to the position start date international (nonchains’) 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.

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: The search committee also invites and encourages letters of nomination for potential candidates. Nominations and questions about the positions may be sent to using the subject “Global Health Biology” as the subject line. Priority will be given to applications received by Jun. 15, 2024; we will accept applications until the positions are filled.

DKU particularly welcomes applications from underrepresented groups and minorities.

About DKU:

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, as well as a strong commitment to successful scholarly engagement and research. This includes research with both undergraduate and graduate 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.

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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