Instructor of Economics – HigherEdJobs

March 14, 2024

Job Description


Kunshan University
seeks applicants for a position as Instructor in Economics in its Undergraduate Program. The successful applicant
will receive an initial contract of 3 years that might be renewed pending evaluation of job performance. Reporting to the Division Chair of
Social Sciences and working closely with course instructors, the lab instructor will provide comprehensive support for the teaching of
economics courses, in particular the introductory courses. Compensation is internationally competitive and commensurate with experience and
education background. 

Duke Kunshan University is a partnership of Duke University, Wuhan University and the Municipality of
Kunshan, China. DKU is located in Kunshan China, about 30 km from Shanghai. DKU offers a series of graduate degree programs and launched its
undergraduate degree program in 2018. Our campus provides an innovative, interdisciplinary undergraduate liberal arts experience to a
student body that will number 2000 students and 200+ faculty, with a student body represented by over 60 countries. The Lab Instructor in
Economics will play an important role in delivering integrated and interdisciplinary teaching for the UG program. Review of applications
will begin on April 15, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Essential Duties:

  • Support economics
    courses under supervision of designated course instructors, in particular the course ECON 101
  • Lead the recitation sections within
    the context of the course
  • Assist in grading course assignment as requested.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • University employees’ job responsibilities will continue to expand in scope and depth as the University grows and complexity in its

Required Qualifications:

  • Candidates must hold at least a Master Degree in Economics. A Ph.D. degree in
    Economics is preferred but not required.
  • Teaching experience in higher education setting, including serving as teaching assistant,
    is desirable.
  • Willing to work in an interdisciplinary and intercultural environment.
  • Excellent oral and written
    communication skills in English 
  • Good organizational skills, punctuality and knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, and
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work within a team environment. 

How to Apply:

Please apply by uploading the following materials to before April 15, 2024. Applications will be considered until the
position is filled.

  • A current CV containing three referees
  • A cover letter
  • a teaching statement that attaches
    any evidence of teaching effectiveness, including teaching (or teaching assistant) evaluations from the two most recent years of teaching,
    if applicable
  • one letter of reference (may be referee listed in CV)