Wenzhou Kean University Positions
Anticipated Faculty and Administrative Positions 2013-2014
Kean, a comprehensive New Jersey state university, is seeking faculty for its extension program in Wenzhou, China. Launched in 2012, the program is offered temporarily on the campus of and in partnership with Wenzhou University while the university prepares for the establishment of a full branch campus and constructs a new campus of its own at a nearby site. For 2013, Wenzhou-Kean University programs will comprise five baccalaureate majors: English (writing option), Computer Science, Finance, Accounting (with emphasis on international standards and practices) and International Business Management. All instruction is in English for Chinese students of traditional college-entering age (18) who have studied English throughout their primary and secondary education and who have scored high on the Chinese national exam for English-language proficiency. All faculty positions below are full-time, single or multi-year assignments, effective September 1, 2013, at the ranks specified for each. Tenure-track appointments for faculty available only for rank of assistant professor or higher.
Accounting (Assistant Professor)
Teach most of the undergraduate courses for the Accounting major. Experience with computerized accounting systems a plus. Master's degree, CPA and teaching experience required. Doctorate in accounting from an AACSB approved institution preferred. Relevant practical accounting and business experience is important.
Management (Assistant Professor)
Initially teach introductory Principles of Management and introductory Business Statistics with Applications. Subsequently teach a range of management courses such as Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship, Management Information Systems and Operations Management. Doctorate in business from an AACSB- or EQUIS-accreditedprogram and an established research agenda required. ABD considered with completion date by September 1, 2014.
Computer Science (Assistant Professor)
Teach the full range of undergraduate CS courses (CSO/1/2 in Java). Candidate should demonstrate scholarly capability and an active research agenda in one of several core areas of interest including, but not limited to, analytics; modeling and simulation, particularly financial systems; data mining; and computer architecture. Doctorate required. ABD considered withcompletion date by September 1, 2014.
Mathematics (Assistant Professor or Lecturer) *Search Extended and Revised*
Teach undergraduate courses (Calculus, Discrete Mathematics and Matrix and Linear Algebra) and General Education courses (Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus for Business). Master’s degree in a related field and a minimum of one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level required for appointment as lecturer. Doctorate or ABD with completion date by September 1, 2014 and active research agenda in addition to significant post-secondary teaching experience required for appointment as assistant professor.
Research & Technology (One Lecturer; One Lecturer or Assistant Professor)
To teach Research & Technology, a General Education course focusing on demonstrating student ability for writing, oral communication and information literacy in the major and related areas. Master’s degree in a related field and a minimum of one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level required for appointment as lecturer. Doctorate and active research agenda in addition to significant teaching experience required for appointment as assistant professor. Candidates with qualifications or experience in computer science and/or business preferred.
Director of Library (Founding Director)
Director to design, establish and manage library for Kean University branch campus being built in Wenzhou, China. Scheduled for completion in 2015 and planned as the centerpiece of the new campus, the library will comprise up to twelve stories and provide state-of-the-art digital and physical resources to eventually support the study, instruction and research of up to 10,000 students and faculty in business, technology, design, architecture, education and the health sciences on both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The library will also house and the director will also oversee social, cultural and communication spaces such as cafes, galleries and distance-conferencing facilities. During the period of design and construction, the director will establish, staff and manage an interim facility first in the temporary quarters for the university’spilot project on the campus of Wenzhou University and then in the first buildings of the new campus as they open in 2014. Enrolling 200 undergraduate students this year in accounting, finance, computer science and professional writing in English, the pilot project will grow to 500 students for 2013-2014 and add a program in international business management. It will growto 1000 students for 2014-2015 and add programs in marketing and design. All instruction and administrative operations are carried out in English. ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library science and three years of professional experience as a faculty member in an institution of higher education or an administrator in education, higher education or related field required. Candidate must have expertise in collection development, familiarity with database systems and related digital technologies and significant, preferably broad management or leadership experience in an academic library. Doctorate and/or additional master’s in a complementary field preferred.
Application, Salary and Benefits Information on All Positions
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled. Send letter of interest and resume including names and contact information for three professional references by email to: Wenzhou-Kean University Search Committee Chairperson, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Specify position sought in subject heading. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required before appointment. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. A comprehensive benefits package including travel, housing and relocation allowances is available. Contingent on Budgetary Approval and Appropriated Funding.
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