Duke Kunshan University

Fellowship ID:DukeKunshanUniv-22FDUKEMFAFELLOWSHIP [#23315]
Fellowship Title: Duke-DKU MFA Fellowship
Fellowship Type:Fellowship or award
Location:Kunshan, Suzhou 215316, China [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Art
Appl Deadline:2023/02/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/10/16, finished 2023/08/05, listed until 2023/04/15)

*** this fellowship has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Duke-DKU MFA Fellowship at Duke Kunshan University 


Graduates of Duke University’s MFA programs are invited to apply for a residency at Duke Kunshan University. The residency program is designed to offer an international experience to MFA graduates whose records demonstrate excellence in teaching and an interest in pursuing an academic career. Duke-DKU MFA Fellows teach at Duke Kunshan University (DKU) for the Undergraduate Program. At minimum, one (1) Fellow in Film (Creative Practice) will be named for 2023-24. 


The Fellowship is contingent upon successful receipt of the appropriate type of Chinese visa and residence permit. 


Courses at DKU are taught in 7-week sessions. 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. 


Fellows may teach for one semester 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 $17,000 stipend per semester, a $1,500 allowance for costs related to research or course preparation, travel costs to/from China, health insurance, and a housing allowance. 


Eligibility for the Duke-DKU Global Fellows Program 

  1. Applicants must have recently completed an MFA or expect to complete their MFA degree before the fellowship year 

  1. Applicants should: 

  1. Be able to participate in the fellowship for at least one semester of the 2023-24 academic year. Conditional on a successful review and DKU teaching needs, fellows will have the option to be renewed for a second semester. 

  1. Expect to devote themselves full time to their teaching and research/artistic creation 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. 

  1. Applications must be approved for Duke adjunct faculty status by their relevant department. 


Selection Process 

  1. Applicants from all MFA disciplines are invited to apply.  

  1. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated excellence in teaching, and a commitment to liberal arts education. 

  1. Fellow selection will be guided by the need, priorities and preferences for particular fields and courses expressed by DKU.  

  1. Review of applications will take place on a rolling basis until February 1, 2023. 


Application Process 

You will be asked to send the following documents to kolleen.guy@dukekunshan.edu.cn: 

  • A current curriculum vitae. 

  • A cover letter outlining your teaching experience and interests; preference (if any) for the Fall or Spring semester, or for the academic year; long-term career goals. 

  • A teaching statement, describing teaching goals, strategies, and/or philosophy. 

  • 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 MFA project, including completion status and timeline. 

  • A letter of support from your MFA describing your MFA status and progress, and your fit with this fellowship program. 

  • At least one faculty letter of recommendation assessing your teaching skills and scholarly/artistic promise. 


Applicants will be notified of award decisions by April 1, 2023. 

Website: https://academicprogramsonline.org/ajo/fellowship/23315


Contact: William Parsons, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Curricular Affairs, Duke Kunshan University, wbp6@duke.edu


Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
email address
Duke Kunshan University | 昆山杜克大学
中国江苏省昆山市杜克大道8号 邮编:215316
No. 8 Duke Avenue, Kunshan, Jiangsu, China 215316