Kean, a comprehensive New Jersey state university, is seeking faculty from all disciplines for its additional campus site in Wenzhou, China. Wenzhou is one of the most vibrant and economically advanced cities on China’s East Coast, located one hour by plane and just over three hours by high-speed train from Shanghai and Hong Kong. Launched in 2012, Wenzhou-Kean University (WKU) sits on approximately 500 beautiful acres and is now in the midst of a growth phase that will bring enrollment to more than 5,000 students. WKU offers a unique model of higher education provided by a comprehensive, public University, approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. All instruction is in English and all curriculum is provided by Kean USA.
Wenzhou-Kean University programs comprise seven baccalaureate majors: Teaching English in Global Settings, Computer Science, Finance, Accounting (with emphasis on international standards and practices), Global Business, Marketing and Graphic Design. In addition, Wenzhou-Kean has a substantial commitment to the teaching of ESL/EFL.
All faculty positions are full-time, single or multi-year assignments, effective for the start of the fall or spring semester. Positions will be offered at either the tenure-track or Lecturer level. Tenure-track appointments are available at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Lecturers teach 30 credits per academic year and provide student and learning support services during the assigned periods. All faculty may be required to teach General Education courses.
Qualifications: A Doctorate degree is required in the relevant or a related field for tenure-track positions; ABD considered with completion prior to the effective date of employment. A terminal degree is required for tenure-track positions in Graphic Design. Master’s degree in a related field is required for Lecturer positions. A minimum of one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level and English fluency is required for all positions.
English: Rhetoric & Composition; Business, Professional and Technical Writing; ESL/EFL; TESL/TEFL; World Literature - To teach (1) general ESL/EFL and Composition classes, (2) World Literature and (3) writing/rhetoric, linguistics and EFL/ESL methods and teaching techniques within the Teaching English in Global Settings major. Teaching experience with non-native speakers is desirable. Contact: Search Committee Chairperson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Business: Accounting, Business Law/Business Ethics, Global Business, Management, Finance and Marketing - to teach all levels of the undergraduate Accounting, Finance, Management and Marketing curriculum or undergraduate courses in Business Law/Business Ethics. Relevant practical accounting (including with computerized accounting systems) and/or business experience or relevant legal experience is important and is a plus. All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to teaching and best practices in international education. Tenure-track candidates are expected to provide leadership in the growth and transformation of a world class business school. It is preferred that the required Doctorate degree for tenure-track positions is earned from an AACSB or EQUIS accredited program. Juris Doctor or equivalent is preferred for Business Law candidates. Contact: Search Committee Chairperson at email@example.com.
Computer Science - to teach a full range of undergraduate Computer Science courses (CSO/1/2 in Java). Tenure-track candidates 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. Contact: Search Committee Chairperson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graphic Design - to teach a full range of undergraduate Graphic Design courses. Tenure-track candidates are expected to provide leadership in the growth and development of the program in strong co-operation with colleagues at Kean USA. Contact: Search Committee Chairperson at email@example.com.
General Education and Support Courses for Wenzhou-Kean Majors
To teach disciplinary support courses for the seven majors in the areas listed below. Candidates must also have the ability to teach additional General Education support courses as needed.
Communication – to teach Group Communication; Speech Communication as Critical Citizenship; Business and Professional Communication; and the potential to offer upper level Communication electives. Contact: Search Committee Chairperson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Philosophy – to teach Critical Thinking courses. Contact: Search Committee Chairperson at email@example.com.
Psychology – to teach General (Introductory) Psychology; Industrial/Organizational Psychology; Motivation; and other courses. Contact: Search Committee Chairperson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Economics – to teach Principles and Intermediate Macroeconomics and Microeconomics; Statistics for Economics; and Money and Banking. Contact: Search Committee Chairperson at email@example.com.
Research and Technology – to teach an intermediate course that introduces students to the research process in their field of study, with an emphasis on the use of computer technology and information literacy. Contact: Search Committee Chairperson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mathematics –to teach courses including Calculus; Discrete Mathematics; Matrix and Linear Algebra; Foundations of Mathematics; Pre-Calculus for Business; and Pre-Calculus. Contact: Search Committee Chairperson at email@example.com.
Biological Sciences - to teach a wide range of courses in the biological sciences with an emphasis in ecology. Typical courses will include lab and non-lab instruction such as Introduction to Biology; General Biology I&II; Biology & Society; and Environmental Science. All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to teaching and best practices in international education. Contact: Search Committee Chairperson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chemistry – to teach introductory Chemistry and Biochemistry courses. Successful candidates will be expected to engage in an environment of innovation and collaboration that is focused on students, including undergraduate student research and academic advising. Teaching experience in general chemistry and biochemistry and/or post-graduate experience in biochemistry/molecular biology is desirable. Contact: Search Committee Chairperson at email@example.com.
Art History - to teach undergraduate Art History courses ranging from Pre-history to Modern. Tenure-track candidates are expected to provide leadership in the growth and development in the area of study in strong co-operation with colleagues at Kean USA. Contact: Search Committee Chairperson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
History - to teach a Worlds of History course as part of the General Education requirement, with the ability to also teach U.S. History I and II, as well as upper division courses in American Cultural and Business History. International teaching experience is preferred. Contact: Chair of the Search Committee, at email@example.com.
Application, Salary and Benefits Information on All Positions
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled. Please send cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts and contact information for three professional references by email to the appropriate contact listed above. 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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