Kean, a comprehensive New Jersey state university, is seeking faculty from all disciplines for its additional instructional location 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 offers a competitive salary and benefits plan, which includes healthcare coverage and a partnership with the best medical hospital in Wenzhou. In addition, faculty members are provided with an annual housing subsidy, round trip airfare(s) and a reimbursement to cover relocation expenses.
Wenzhou-Kean University programs comprise seven baccalaureate majors: Teaching English in Global Settings (B.A.); Computer Science (B.S.); Finance (B.S.); Accounting (with emphasis on international standards and practices) (B.S.); Global Business (B.S.); Marketing (B.S.); and Graphic Design (B.F.A.). In 2017, majors will be added in Interactive Advertising (B.F.A); Architecture (B.A.); Management (Entrepreneurship Option and Supply Chain Management Option) (B.S.); Mathematics – Data Analytics Option (B.A.); and Psychology (B.A.). 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 and require teaching assignments (24 credits per academic year); student and learning support services; service to the university and/or professional community; and research. Lecturers teach 30 credits per academic year; provide student and learning support services; and service to the university and/or professional community. 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 and Architecture. 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.
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 email@example.com.
Business: Accounting, Business Law/Business Ethics, Global Business, Management (Entrepreneurship and Supply Chain 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. The Management area has openings for Supply Chain Management as well as Entrepreneurship. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graphic Design – to teach a full range of undergraduate courses (interactive, print, screen) in graphic design and/or advertising design. 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.
Architecture – to teach a full range of undergraduate Architecture courses (e.g. Studio, Representation, Elements/Principles 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mathematics – to teach a variety of mathematics courses at the undergraduate level including calculus and linear algebra. Preference will be given to tenure-track candidates with evidence of scholarship and teaching capability in the areas of data analytics and statistics. Successful candidates must have experience with mathematical and statistical software such as Matlab and R or similar software. 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.
General Education and Support Courses for Wenzhou-Kean Majors
Opportunities are also available to teach disciplinary support courses 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 email@example.com.
Philosophy – to teach Critical Thinking courses. Contact: Search Committee Chairperson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Political Science – to teach Intro. to Politics; Comparative Politics; International Relations; and American Government as part of General Education requirements, with the ability to also teach upper division electives in Political Science. Contact: Search Committee Chairperson at email@example.com.
Economics – to teach Principles and Intermediate Macroeconomics and Microeconomics; Statistics for Economics; and Money and Banking. Contact: Search Committee Chairperson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Contingent on Budgetary Approval and Appropriated Funding.
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