2024-2025 Wenzhou-Kean University Recruitment for Faculty

January 03, 2024 | Academic Position

About Wenzhou-Kean University

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. Wenzhou is one of the most vibrant and economically advanced developed cities on China’s East Coast, located one hour by plane and three hours by high-speed train from Shanghai.

WKU sits on approximately 500 beautiful acres and currently enrolls about 4,500 students, and it is now in the midst of a rapid growth that will bring enrollment to 7,000 students within the next five years. All instruction is in English and all curriculum is provided by Kean University.

In addition to its current 18 undergraduate programs, WKU has been approved by the Ministry of Education for offering 8 Master’s and 3 doctorate programs. WKU highly values research-powered teaching and learning, and the average number of faculty publications and the Field-weighted Citation Impact are among the best of leading Chinese academic institutions.

Wenzhou-Kean University currently offers the following degree programs: Doctor of Educational Leadership (Ed.D.), Biotechnology Science (M.S.), Computer Information Systems (M.S.), Instruction and Curriculum (M.A.), Global Management (M.B.A.), Architecture (M.Arch.), Educational Administration (M.A.), Psychology (M.A.), Finance (B.S.), Accounting (with emphasis on international standards and practices) (B.S.), Global Business (B.S.), Marketing (B.S.), Management (Business Analytics option/ Supply Chain & Information Management option) (B.S.), Economics (B.S.), Graphic Design (B.F.A.), Interior Design (B.F.A), Industrial Design (B.I.D.), Architectural Studies (B.A.), Computer Science (B.S.), Mathematical Sciences (Supply Chain and Management Information option and  Analytics Option) (B.A.), Biology (Cell and Molecular option) (B.S.), Chemistry (B.S.); Earth Science (Environmental Science option) (B.S.); English (English in Global Settings option) (B.A.); Psychology (General option/Forensic Psychology option) (B.A.); and Communication (Public Relations option) (B.A.). In addition, WKU has a substantial commitment to the teaching of ESL/EFL.


All faculty positions are full-time assignments, effective for the year of 2024. These positions are full-time aiisgnments appointed on a 3-year contract at the first instance. Please find the bellowing Recruiting Categories for more information on each position.

A tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor is a full time, 10-month employee who teaches 24 credits per academic year (6-credit course release per academic year is available in the first two years of appointment for grant proposal development and other substantial research initiatives). The course release may be available by applications on competitive basis after the initial two years of appointment. Start-up grant will be provided to launch student-engaging research programs. Candidate will be expected 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.

A Lecturer is a full-time, 10-month employee who teaches 30 credits per year. Or a Lecturer is a full-time, 11-month employee who teaches 39 credits per year. A lecturer provides student and learning support services during the assigned period. Lecturers will be expected to provide high quality teaching, student advisement, learning support services, and service to the university/college/school/program and/or professional community; and perform related work as required. Lecturer positions are non-tenure track.

Candidates with doctorate degrees from reputable universities (Carnegie R1 institutions or comparable research institutions with strong academic reputation in the fields) are encouraged to apply.

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.

Recruiting Categories:

Click on the job positions for more details and qualifications.



Search Committee

College of Business & Public Management

Accounting Assistant/Associate/Full Professor/Lecturer


Business Law Assistant Professor/Lecturer


Finance Assistant/Associate/Full Professor/Lecturer


Economics Assistant/Associate/Full Professor


Global Business Assistant Professor


Management Assistant/Associate/Full Professor


Marketing Assistant Professor


College of Liberal Arts

Composition Lecturer


EAP/ESL Lecturer


ESL Education and Curriculum Design Lecturer


Linguistics Assistant/Associate Professor


Asian Literature Assistant/Associate Professor


Translation and Interpretation Assistant/Associate Professor


Communication Lecturer


Communication Assistant/Associate Professor


Psychology Lecturer


Psychology Assistant/Associate Professor


History Lecturer

wkucla@wku.edu.cn (Please include “History Search” in the subject)

Sociology Lecturer

wkucla@wku.edu.cn (Please include “Sociology Search” in the subject)

Sociology Assistant/Associate Professor

wkucla@wku.edu.cn (Please include “Sociology Search” in the subject)

College of Science, Mathematics and Technology

Biology Lecturer/Assistant Professor


Physics Lecturer


Chemistry Lecturer/Assistant Professor


Environmental Science Assistant Professor/Lecturer


Computer Science Assistant Professor/ Lecturer


Mathematics Assistant Professor/ Lecturer


Natural Science Program Director csmtpd@wku.edu.cn
Mathematics Program Director csmtpd@wku.edu.cn
Computer Science Program Director csmtpd@wku.edu.cn

Michael Graves College of Architecture and Design

Architecture Assistant Professor/Lecturer wkuarch@wku.edu.cn

Industrial/Product Design Assistant Professor/Lecturer


Graphic Design Assistant Professor/Lecturer


College of Education

TESOL Assistant/Associate Professor/Lecturer


Educational Leadership Assistant /Associate Professors /Lecturer



A doctorate degree is required for tenure-track positions. ABD will be considered with a completion date prior to the effective date of employment. A Master's degree is required for Lecturer positions, but a Ph.D. is 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.

English fluency is required for all positions.

Detailed information please refer to the above Recruiting Categories. Click the job positions for job descriptions.

Application Information for Architecture and Design Programs:

Please send a cover letter, portfolio, resume, statement of teaching philosophy, research and creative work statement describing research and creative work interest, past accomplishments, awards, exhibits, and design projects, unofficial transcripts and contact information of three professional references by email to the Search Committee. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required before appointment.

Application Information for Other Positions:

Please send a cover letter, resume, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research goals (for tenure track Associate/Associate Professor positions), unofficial transcripts, three most recent publications (for tenure track associate professor position) and contact information of three professional references by email to the Search Committee. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required before appointment.

Faculty positions at WKU offer:

  1. Annual salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The salary of extraordinary candidates shall be determined on a case-by-case basis.
  2. The University will provide start-up grants to support the tenure track faculty to start their research programs. After joining WKU, faculty have the opportunity to apply for a variety of internal research funding including international research collaboration grants as well as external funding opportunities at the municipal, provincial, and national levels.
  3. A well-rounded healthcare coverage, academic travel up to $2,000, housing options and subsidy up to $3,000, home travelling 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 within accordance with completion of years of service with the University.
  4. The opportunity to teach high-quality students, with more than 60% of graduates being admitted to the graduate schools at the Top 100 Universities in the world.

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.