Guidelines for the 2022-2023 Fellowship
Applications accepted on a rolling basis up to December
15, 2021, by 5pm (EST). Review of applications will begin on
The Duke-DKU Global Fellows Program is designed to offer an
international experience to post-doctoral scholars or advanced
doctoral students whose records demonstrate excellence in teaching
and an interest in pursuing an academic career. Duke-DKU Global
Fellows teach at Duke
Kunshan University (DKU) for the Undergraduate
Most courses at DKU are taught in 7-week terms; a few courses
are taught over a semester. Contact hours for all classes are the
same; in particular, the number of contact hours for a 7-week
course is the same as a 14-week course. Courses might include
sections of common courses, distinct elective courses, lab sections
or recitations. Assignment of classes will be determined by Fellow
specific expertise and by DKU teaching needs.
The Fellowship is contingent upon successful receipt of the
appropriate type of Chinese visa. Fellows may teach for a 7-week
term up to a full academic year based on DKU teaching needs and the
Fellow’s availability and his/her related education and experience
required for immigration purposes.
The award carries a $13,000 stipend ($17,000 for fellows who
have completed their PhD) for two courses, a $1,500 allowance for
costs related to research or course preparation, travel costs
to/from China, health insurance, and a housing allowance.
Post-doctoral fellows or advanced doctoral students from all
disciplines are invited to apply.
Eligibility for the Duke-DKU Global Fellows
- Applicants must have recently completed a university doctoral
program, or be full-time students, in good standing, in a
university doctoral program and have advanced to doctoral candidate
status at the time of application. Students who expect to complete
their doctoral degree before the fellowship year begins are also
welcome to apply.
- Applicants should:
- Have completed between 5 and 7 years of doctoral study at the
time of application.
- Be able to participate in the fellowship for at least 7 weeks
of the 2022-23 academic year. Conditional on a successful review,
fellows will have the option to be renewed for a second
- Expect to devote themselves full time to their teaching and
research during the time at DKU. Fellows may not undertake other
teaching or research opportunities at DKU, Duke or elsewhere during
the period of the fellowship.
NOTE FOR DUKE APPLICANTS ONLY: When applicable, the DKU
Global Fellows Program replaces other graduate school stipend and
scholarship funding a student may have been scheduled to receive
for the fellowship year. Eligibility for other funding cannot be
“banked” for use in a subsequent year, though this should not limit
a department’s internal funding structure. Fellows who receive
offers for other awards should contact the Graduate School to
determine whether the two awards may be held concurrently. The
Duke-DKU Fellowship will cover tuition fees at Duke University for
- Applicants from all disciplines are invited to apply.
- Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated
excellence in teaching, a commitment to liberal arts education, and
who have completed their dissertation or are close to completing
- Fellow selection will be guided by the need, priorities and
preferences for particular fields and courses expressed by DKU. The
number and type of Fellows needed will vary somewhat from year to
The Academic Jobs Online application software is used
to submit applications.
You will be asked to upload the following documents:
- A current curriculum vitae.
- A cover letter outlining your teaching experience and
interests; preference (if any) for 7 or 14 weeks in the Fall or
Spring semester or for the academic year; long-term career
- Your university transcript (a copy of an unofficial transcripts
issued to the student is acceptable).
- A teaching statement, describing teaching goals, strategies,
- A one-page summary of (a) all quantitative evaluation data for
courses taught or TA’d and (b) the two most prominent positive and
negative themes from the qualitative data.
- A one-page outline of your dissertation, including completion
status and timeline.
- A letter of support from your Ph.D. advisor or postdoc
supervisor describing your dissertation status and progress, and
your fit with this fellowship program.
- At least one faculty letter of recommendation assessing your
teaching skills and scholarly promise.
Applicants will be notified of award decisions by February 31,
Associate Dean of Curricular Affairs (email@example.com)