The Office of Faculty Affairs, working closely with various functional offices at Duke Kunshan University, supports all faculty in their scholarship, teaching and research, internal and external engagement, professional development, and personal challenges, so that they can focus on achieving excellence.
“That the [Junior Faculty] Seminars bring together not only likeminded researchers but also people from completely different research areas is very refreshing“.
PROFESSOR OF FAMILY MEDICINE AND COMMUNITY HEALTH @DUKE UNIVERSITY
“Perhaps my biggest problem is that I haven’t considered myself a writer. As a new faculty member at DKU, I am always looking for professional development opportunities and I was very happy to learn of the faculty writing group. Even though I began with the group outside of China, I have always been able to join them on Zoom and the group has always eagerly welcomed me. With every meeting, I put pen to paper and because of the group, I am now considering myself a writer!”
SENIOR LECTURER OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE @DKU
“The faculty writing group is invaluable for carving out time for writing during the hustle and bustle of the week. Sitting and typing quietly together in a room with other faculty feels a bit like an exam, but that is actually really useful for keeping focused and motivated, making it my most productive time of the week. It’s also a great way to keep up with what colleagues are working on, and to make connections (and of course, the coffee and sandwiches help :))“.