Faculty Position in Environmental Social Science at Duke Kunshan University
Duke Kunshan University invites applications to fill one faculty position in environmental social science (rank open) to start as early as July 2018 to staff the newly created Environment Research Center and international Master of Environmental Policy (iMEP) program.
About Duke Kunshan University:
Duke Kunshan University is a partnership of Duke University, Wuhan University and the Municipality of Kunshan, China (https://dukekunshan.edu.cn)*. The 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. Duke Kunshan is launching a 4-year undergraduate degree program, in which two of the first eight majors are related to the environment. Duke Kunshan provides competitive compensation, benefits and start-up packages, which are comparable to those of U.S. institutions. Faculty at Duke Kunshan regularly collaborate and are mentored by, faculty at Duke.
The selected candidate for the position will help to establish a research and education program for evidence-based environmental policy studies with a focus on empirical methods. 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, public policy, and political science. The candidate should be comfortable teaching an environmental policy analysis course and practicum, including the application of basic economics and statistics to environmental problems and writing policy memos. Topics such as air and water pollution, energy, climate change, food, ecology, and conservation are of great interest to Duke Kunshan.
The candidate will join a core group of faculty with expertise in environmental economics, policy, and science as part of its interdisciplinary research and education initiative in Environment at Duke Kunshan. The iMEP program was launched 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. The Environmental Research Center is an interdisciplinary research hub that hosts cutting-edge environmental policy studies in China and beyond. The detailed information about the Environment Program can be found on our website and at the following link:
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent related to public policy, political science, and economics. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to conduct outstanding independent research and a commitment to teaching. Candidates whose research is interdisciplinary and centered on environmental policy are strongly encouraged to apply.
We request from all applicants a curriculum vitae (including all relevant teaching experience) and writing sample. Applicants should also provide names and contact information for three references; recent PhDs should include reference letters. All these materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10317. Questions about the position may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org using “Environment Research” as the subject line. Priority will be given to applications received by December 15, 2018, and applications will continue to be reviewed until the positions are filled. We will conduct interviews at the AEA meeting in Philadelphia or arrange Skype meetings.
*Duke Kunshan University (DKU) is accredited by the Ministry of Education (MOE) of the People’s Republic of China. Duke University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) in the United States to award baccalaureate, master’s and doctorate degrees. Duke Kunshan University is not accredited by SACSCOC and the accreditation of Duke University does not extend to or include Duke Kunshan University or its students. Further, although Duke University agrees to accept certain course work from Duke Kunshan University to be applied toward an award from Duke University, that course work may not be accepted by other colleges or universities in transfer, even if it appears on a transcript from Duke University. The decision to accept course work in transfer from any institution is made by the institution considering the acceptance of credits or course work.