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.
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 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.
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: Search Committee Chairperson 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.
Kean University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer
Kean University is a world-class, vibrant and diverse institution offering 50 undergraduate majors and 80 graduate programs and options leading to masters and doctoral degrees, professional diplomas and certifications. Kean distinguishes itself through excellence in academics, strategic investments in both research and cultural facilities and initiatives and a commitment to the success of every st...udent. Dedicated to preparing students for rewarding careers, lifelong learning and fulfilling lives, Kean offers a broad range of disciplines, the expertise of a diverse and world-savvy faculty and a student-centered learning environment and campus community. The University sits on three adjoining campus sites in Union County, New Jersey covering 180 acres, two miles from Newark Liberty International Airport and thirty minutes from New York City, with an additional location in Ocean County, New Jersey. Kean University also operates a unique, additional location in Wenzhou-China, where development of a full-scale campus is currently underway.