WKU Anticipated Faculty Positions 2020-2021 for Undergraduate Program

Wenzhou-Kean University (WKU), located in Wenzhou, China, one of three Sino-American universities along with NYU Shanghai and Duke Kunshan University, is approved by the Ministry of Education of China. Launched in 2012, WKU offers a unique model of higher education in partnership with Kean University, a comprehensive, public university in the state of New Jersey that is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. WKU sits on approximately 500 beautiful acres and currently enrolls 2,500 undergraduate students, and it is now in the midst of a rapid growth that will bring enrollment to 8,500 students within the next six years. All instruction is in English and all curriculum is provided by Kean University. In addition to its current 17 undergraduate programs, WKU has been approved by the Ministry of Education for offering 8 Master’s and 3 doctorate programs. Wenzhou is one of the most vibrant and economically advanced developed cities on China’s East Coast, located one hour by plane and just over three hours by high-speed train from Shanghai.

Wenzhou-Kean University currently offers the following majors: Finance (B.S.); Accounting (with emphasis on international standards and practices) (B.S.); Global Business (B.S.); Marketing (B.S.); Management (Entrepreneurship Option and Supply Chain Management Option) (B.S.); Economics (B.S.); Graphic Design (B.F.A.); Interior Design (B.F.A); Industrial Design (B.I.D.); Architecture (B.A.); Computer Science (B.S.); Mathematics (Data Analytics Option) (B.A.); Biology/Cellular & Molecular (B.S.); Environmental Science (B.S.); English in Global Settings (B.A.); Psychology (B.A.); and Communication (Public Relations option) (B.A.). In addition, Wenzhou-Kean has a substantial commitment to the teaching of ESL/EFL.

All faculty positions are full-time assignments, effective for the start of the fall 2020 semester.

Positions will be offered at either the tenure-track or Lecturer level. Tenure-track appointments are available at the rank of Assistant Professor, or Associate Professor where indicated, and are required to participate in the full range of faculty responsibilities, including high quality teaching, research, advising; student learning support; service to the university and/or professional community. Tenure-track appointment requires publications in internationally recognized and vigorously peer-reviewed journals.  Lecturers will be expected to provide high quality teaching, student advisement and learning support services, and service to the university and/or professional community; and perform related work as required. Lecturer positions are non-tenure track and may be renewed on an annual basis.

Teaching assignments and related responsibilities may include day, evening, weekend and online courses. Interest or experience in using advanced instructional technologies to improve the teaching/learning process is highly desirable. All faculty may be required to teach General Education courses as needed. Opportunities are also available to teach disciplinary support courses. Candidates with an interest in teaching across disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required before appointment.

 

College of Architecture and Design

Architecture (Assistant Professor/Lecturer): to teach a full range of undergraduate and graduate studio and lecture courses within the professional architecture program. Areas of specialty include building design, urban design, building technology, building systems and professional practice. Professional registration, AIA membership; LEED AP credentials; and both hand and digital representational skills are preferred.

A terminal degree is required for tenure-track positions in Design and Architecture. Equivalent professional experience may be considered to substitute for a Master’s degree as determined by the University. Candidate must have a proven record of professional work and/or academic scholarship. A minimum of one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level and English fluency are required for all positions.

Please send cover letter, portfolio, resume, statement of teaching philosophy, statement describing research and creative work interest, past professional activities/achievements and the supporting evidence of the activities/achievements, unofficial transcripts and contact information of three professional references by email to Search Committee Chairperson at wkuarch@wku.edu.cn.

Industrial/Product Design (Assistant Professor/Lecturer): to teach undergraduate studio and lecture courses within the Industrial/Product design program with expertise in design-thinking, any specialty area of product design and business practices.

A terminal degree is required for tenure-track positions in Design and Architecture. Equivalent professional experience may be considered to substitute for a Master’s degree as determined by the University. Candidate must have a proven record of professional work and/or academic scholarship. A minimum of one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level and English fluency are required for all positions.

Please send cover letter, portfolio, resume, statement of teaching philosophy, statement describing research and creative work interest, past professional activities/achievements and the supporting evidence of the activities/achievements, unofficial transcripts and contact information of three professional references by email to Search Committee Chairperson at wkudesign@wku.edu.cn

Interior Design (Assistant Professor/Lecturer): to teach undergraduate studio and lecture courses within the Interior design program with expertise in one or more of the following: organizing systems, spatial planning concepts, construction documents, sustainability are required.

A terminal degree is required for tenure-track positions in Design and Architecture. Equivalent professional experience may be considered to substitute for a Master’s degree as determined by the University. Candidate must have a proven record of professional work and/or academic scholarship. A minimum of one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level and English fluency are required for all positions.

Please send cover letter, portfolio, resume, statement of teaching philosophy, statement describing research and creative work interest, past professional activities/achievements and the supporting evidence of the activities/achievements, unofficial transcripts and contact information of three professional references by email to Search Committee Chairperson at wkudesign@wku.edu.cn;

 

College of Business and Public Management

Accounting (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor/Lecturer): to teach intermediate or advanced accounting courses.

Applicants should possess an earned doctorate in Accounting from an AACSB or EQUIS accredited program, or anticipate completion by August 2020 for tenure track positions. Applicants with terminal economics degree from top universities and proven research records in Accounting are also strongly encouraged to apply. Master’s degree in Accounting from an AACSB or EQUIS accredited program and seasoned industry experience are required for Lecturers.

To receive full consideration by the search committee, candidates need to submit a cover letter, CV, research statement if you are applying for tenure track, unofficial transcripts and contact information for three references by email to: Search Committee Chairperson at wkucbpm@wku.edu.cn.

Business Law (Assistant Professor/Lecturer): to teach business law and ethics courses.

JD or LLM degree from a top law school and seasoned industry or teaching experience are required; experience waiver is granted to those graduate in the top 10% of the class by July 2020.

To receive full consideration by the search committee, candidates need to submit a cover letter, CV, research statement if you are applying for tenure track, unofficial transcripts and contact information for three references by email to: Search Committee Chairperson at wkucbpm@wku.edu.cn.

Finance (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor): to teach a field in investment, international finance, or financial statement analysis.

Applicants should possess an earned doctorate in Finance from an AACSB accredited program, or anticipate completion by July 2020. Applicants with terminal economics degree from top universities and proven research records in Finance are also strongly encouraged to apply.

To receive full consideration by the search committee, candidates need to submit a cover letter, CV, research statement, unofficial transcripts and contact information for three references by email to: Search Committee Chairperson at wkucbpm@wku.edu.cn.

Global Business (Assistant Professor): to teach IB and strategy related courses.

Applicants should possess an earned doctorate in field relevant to International Business – such as management, finance, business strategy – from an AACSB accredited program, or anticipate completion by July 2020. Applicants with terminal Social Science degrees from top universities and proven research records in IB are also strongly encouraged to apply.

To receive full consideration by the search committee, candidates need to submit a cover letter, CV, research statement, unofficial transcripts and contact information for three references by email to: Search Committee Chairperson at wkucbpm@wku.edu.cn.

Management (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor): to teach courses such as Operations Management and Strategy.

Applicants should possess an earned doctorate in Management from an AACSB accredited program, or anticipate completion by July 2020. Applicants with terminal social science degrees from top universities and proven research records in Management are also strongly encouraged to apply.

To receive full consideration by the search committee, candidates need to submit a cover letter, CV, research statement, unofficial transcripts and contact information for three references by email to: Search Committee Chairperson at wkucbpm@wku.edu.cn.

Marketing (Assistant Professor): to teach courses such as Marketing Research and Consumer Behavior.

Applicants should possess an earned doctorate in Marketing from an AACSB accredited program, or anticipate completion by July 2020. Applicants with terminal Social Science degrees from top universities and proven research records in Marketing are also strongly encouraged to apply.

To receive full consideration by the search committee, candidates need to submit a cover letter, CV, research statement, unofficial transcripts and contact information for three references by email to: Search Committee Chairperson at wkucbpm@wku.edu.cn.

Economics(Lecturer/Assistant Professor): to teach principle or intermediate economics courses.

Applicants should possess an earned doctorate in Economics from an AACSB or EQUIS accredited program, or anticipate completion by August 2020.

To receive full consideration by the search committee, candidates need to submit a cover letter, CV, research statement, unofficial transcripts and contact information for three references by email to: Search Committee Chairperson at wkucbpm@wku.edu.cn .

 

College of Liberal Arts

Communication (Assistant Professor/Lecturer): to teach a full range of undergraduate Communication courses including, but not limited to: Social Media, Media Relations, Journalism, Speech Communication, Business & Professional Communication, Media Production, Public Relations and upper level Communication electives.

A Ph.D. in Communication Studies or a closely related field is required; ABD can be considered with completion prior to the effective date of employment. A minimum of two years of teaching experience at the post-secondary level and English fluency are required for all positions.

Please send cover letter, resume, statement of teaching philosophy, research statement describing research interest, past accomplishments in research and research plan (for tenure track positions only), unofficial transcripts and contact information of three professional references by email to Search Committee Chairperson at wkucomm@wku.edu.cn.

English (Assistant/Associate Professor/Lecturer): to teach a full range of undergraduate English courses including, but not limited to: ESL, first-year Composition, World Literature, Translation and or Interpretation, Writing/Rhetoric, Literature, Linguistics and ESL Methods and Teaching Techniques.

A Ph.D. in English or a closely related field is required for tenure-track positions; ABD can be considered with completion prior to the effective date of employment. A Master’s degree in English or a closely related field is required for Lecturer positions, but a Ph.D. is preferred. A minimum of one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level and English native speakers are required for the positions.

Please send cover letter, resume, statement of teaching philosophy, research statement describing research interest, past accomplishments in research and research plan (for tenure track positions only), unofficial transcripts and contact information of three professional references by email to Search Committee Chairperson at wkuenglish@wku.edu.cn.

French (Lecturer): to teach French language courses at the introductory, intermediate and advanced levels.

A Master’s degree in French or a closely related field is required for Lecturer positions. A minimum of one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level and English fluency are required for all positions.

Please send cover letter, resume, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts and contact information of three professional references by email to Search Committee Chairperson at wkufrench@wku.edu.cn.

General Education -Research and Technology (Lecturer): 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.

A Master’s degree is required, but a Ph.D. is strongly preferred in the relevant or a related field for Lecturer positions. A minimum of one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level and English fluency are required for all positions.

Please send cover letter, resume, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts and contact information of three professional references by email to Search Committee Chairperson at wkuge@wku.edu.cn.

History (Lecturer): to teach history courses including Worlds of History, U.S. History I and II, as well as upper division courses in American Cultural and Business History.

A Master’s degree is required, but a Ph.D. is strongly preferred in the relevant or a related field for Lecturer positions. A minimum of one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level and English fluency are required for all positions.

Please send cover letter, resume, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts and contact information of three professional references by email to Search Committee Chairperson at wkuhistory@wku.edu.cn.

Philosophy (Lecturer): to teach philosophy courses including Critical Thinking courses and Introduction to Philosophy.

A Master’s degree is required but a Ph.D. is strongly preferred in the relevant or a related field Lecturer positions. A minimum of one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level and English fluency are required for all positions.

Please send cover letter, resume, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts and contact information of three professional references by email to Search Committee Chairperson at wkuphilosophy@wku.edu.cn.

Political Science (Lecturer): to teach political science courses including Introduction to Politics; Comparative Politics; International Relations; and American Government, with the ability to also teach upper division electives in Political Science.

A Master’s degree is required but a Ph.D. is strongly preferred in the relevant or a related field Lecturer positions. A minimum of one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level and English fluency are required for all positions.

Please send cover letter, resume, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts and contact information of three professional references by email to Search Committee Chairperson at wkupolisci@wku.edu.cn.

Psychology (Associate/Assistant Professor/Lecturer): to teach a full range of undergraduate Psychology courses including, but not limited to: General Psychology, Professional Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Psychological Statistics, Experimental Psychology, Tests and Measurements, Child Psychology and Psychotherapy and Counseling Techniques.

A Ph.D. in Psychology or a closely related field is required for tenure-track positions. ABD can be considered with completion prior to the effective date of employment. A Master’s degree in Psychology is required for Lecturer positions. A minimum of two years of teaching experience at the post-secondary level and English fluency are required for all positions.

Please send cover letter, resume, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts and contact information of three professional references by email to Search Committee Chairperson at wkupsych@wku.edu.cn.

Spanish (Lecturer): to teach Spanish language courses at the basic and intermediate levels.

A Master’s degree in Spanish or a closely related field is required for Lecturer positions. A minimum of one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level and English fluency are required for all positions.

Please send cover letter, resume, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts and contact information of three professional references by email to Search Committee Chairperson at wkuspanish@wku.edu.cn.

 

College of Science and Technology

CLOSE-Biology (Assistant/Associate Professor/Lecturer): to teach a full range of undergraduate Biology courses including, but not limited to: Introduction to Biology for non-majors, genomics, biochemistry, tissue culture, development and neuroscience.

A Ph.D. in Biology or a closely related field is required for tenure-track positions; ABD can be considered with completion prior to the effective date of employment. A Master’s degree in Biology is required for Lecturer positions. A minimum of one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level and English fluency are required for all positions.

Please send cover letter, resume, statement of teaching philosophy, research statement describing research interest, past accomplishments in research and research plan (for tenure track positions only), unofficial transcripts and contact information of three professional references by email to Search Committee Chairperson at wkubio@wku.edu.cn.

Computer Science (Assistant/Associate Professor/Lecturer): to teach a full range of undergraduate Computer Science courses including, but not limited to: Computer Science fundamentals (object-oriented programming/data structures/algorithms in Java); computing systems and theories; database systems; networking systems; web systems; human-centered computing; software engineering; data mining; machine learning; artificial intelligence; information system and technology.

A Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field is required for tenure-track positions; ABD can be considered with completion prior to the effective date of employment. A Master’s degree in Computer Science is required for Lecturer positions. A minimum of one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level and English fluency are required for all positions.

Please send cover letter, resume, statement of teaching philosophy, research statement describing research interest, past accomplishments in research and research plan (for tenure track positions only), unofficial transcripts and contact information of three professional references by email to Search Committee Chairperson at wkucomputersci@wku.edu.cn.

Mathematics (Assistant/Associate Professor/Lecturer): to teach a full range of undergraduate Mathematics courses including, but not limited to: Calculus, Real analysis, Probability and statistics, Big Data Computing, Data science and Scientific Computing with application to mechanical, engineering, biomedical fields and Machine Learning with experience in coding mathematical/scientific computing languages (e.g. Python, R, MATLAB).

A Ph.D. in Mathematics or a closely related field is required for tenure-track positions; ABD can be considered with completion prior to the effective date of employment. A Master’s degree in Mathematics is required for Lecturer positions. A minimum of one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level and English fluency are required for all positions.

Please send cover letter, resume, statement of teaching philosophy, research statement describing research interest, past accomplishments in research and research plan (for tenure track positions only), unofficial transcripts and contact information of three professional references by email to Search Committee Chairperson at wkumath@wku.edu.cn.

Inorganic/Physical Chemistry (Assistant/Associate Professor): to teach a full range of undergraduate Chemistry courses including, but not limited to: General Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry.

A Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely related field is required for tenure-track positions; ABD can be considered with completion prior to the effective date of employment. Expertise in inorganic chemistry and/or physical chemistry. A minimum of one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level and English fluency are required for all positions.

Please send cover letter, resume, statement of teaching philosophy, research statement describing research interest, past accomplishments in research and research plan (for tenure track positions only), unofficial transcripts and contact information of three professional references by email to Search Committee Chairperson at wkuchem@wku.edu.cn.

Organic Chemistry (Assistant/Associate Professor/Lecturer):  to teach lecture and lab instruction classes in Organic Chemistry and General Chemistry to either science or non-science major students.

A Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry or a closely related field is required.  ABD can be considered with completion prior to the effective date of employment.  Records of excellent teaching and research in Organic Chemistry are required. A minimum of one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level and English fluency are required for the position.

Please send cover letter, resume, statement of teaching philosophy, research statement describing research interest, past accomplishments in research and research plan (for tenure track positions only), unofficial transcripts and contact information of three professional references by email to wkuorgchem@wku.edu.cn.

Faculty Positions at WKU Offer:

  • Annual salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Salary of extraordinary candidates shall be determined on a case by case basis.
  • A well-rounded healthcare coverage of Cigna, academic travel up to $2,000, housing options and subsidy up to $3,000, home traveling up to $6,000 (2 international round-trip airfares), a reimbursement to cover relocation expenses up to $1,000, shuttle bus to campus for work, and up to 8% front-load retirement benefits with in accordance with completion of years of service with the University.
  • WKU tuition waiver up to 80% for spouse/dependent children of faculty.
  • A collegial environment.
  • The opportunity to teach high quality students with more than a third of graduates being admitted to the graduate schools at the World’s Top 50 Universities, and about 70% of graduates at the World’s Top 100 Universities.

Background Screening:

Wenzhou-Kean University conducts background screenings on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background Screenings.