Duke Kunshan University (DKU) invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of Counseling and Psychological Services. Reporting to the Associate Dean of Student Affairs, the Director is responsible for the leadership and vision of the administration, planning, implementation and evaluation of comprehensive counseling and mental/emotional health services to an international student community. These initiatives are provided to promote students’ personal development and psychological well-being and include individual and group counseling, outreach programming, training, consultation, crisis intervention and assessment. This position involves supervision of professional staff, budget administration, on-call responsibilities and formulation of counseling center policies and procedures.
About Duke Kushan University
Duke Kunshan is a world-class liberal arts university based in Kunshan, China, that offers a range of high quality, innovative academic programs for students from around the world. It is located approximately two hours from Shanghai (18 minutes on the bullet train). It was established in September 2013 as a U.S.-China partnership between Duke University and Wuhan University. Duke Kunshan (DKU) welcomed its first students in August 2014. The university began by offering Duke graduate degrees as well as a Global Learning Semester program for undergraduate students from Duke and top-tier Chinese and international universities. In August 2018, the university enrolled its first undergraduate degree students. The four-year bachelor’s degree program follows the liberal arts and sciences tradition, with emphasis on critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and self-exploration. DKU students receive an undergraduate degree from DKU s well as Duke University.
It is an exciting time to be at Duke Kunshan University. With the opening of the Phase II of construction of a brand-new campus in 2023, DKU is positioned to be a premier international university with state-of-the-art facilities and programs.
More information, including an institutional profile with a full list of responsibilities and qualifications, is available through the profile link above.
Application and Nomination Processes
Duke Kunshan University is being assisted in this search by Academic Search. Nominations, applications, and inquiries may be sent in complete confidence. Full consideration will be given to all applications received by September 2, 2022. Application materials should be sent as PDF files and include (1) a letter of interest; (2) curriculum vitae; and (3) the contact information for five references (who will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission) must be submitted electronically to: DKUCAPSDirector@academicsearch.org .
Nominators and prospective candidates also may arrange a confidential conversation about this opportunity with Thomas Shandley, Senior Consultant (Thomas.Shandley@academicsearch.org). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in China and proof of eligibility will be contemporaneously required upon acceptance of an employment offer. Any resulting employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation and credit check if applicable to the position, as determined by Duke Kunshan University in its sole discretion.
Duke Kunshan University welcomes passionate, creative, and intellectually driven students, faculty and staff from all walks of life, from all over the world. We affirm the diverse histories, perspectives, experiences, identities, languages, and cultures that enhance our community, and we aim to create an environment where all members of our community are accepted, appreciated, and celebrated. Our commitment to inclusivity is grounded in the university’s mission. Duke Kunshan University is a community where those who study, live and work see difference as an opportunity for meaningful dialogue, creative expression, and innovative thinking. The university aspires to foster mutual respect and understanding among and for all people, regardless of differing cultures, ethnicities, races, religions, genders, sexual orientations, ages, national origins, socioeconomic backgrounds, capabilities, or any other category that can be used to divide people. Our uniquely rich cultural community is designed to cultivate informed and engaged citizens of the world.