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 about 3,500 undergraduate 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. 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 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.), and Architecture (M.Arch.); 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 (Data 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.
About the Job:
The School of English Studies in the College of Liberal Arts at WKU seeks to fill several lecturer positions 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, Technical and Professional Writing, Literature, Linguistics, and ESL Methods and Teaching Techniques.
A Lecturer is a full-time, 12-month employee who teaches 39 credits per year and provides student and learning support services during the assigned period. Lecturers will be expected to participate in the full range of faculty responsibilities, including high quality teaching, advising, student learning support, curriculum development, program assessment, student recruitment and retention, office hours, senior project supervision, internship opportunities, research experience for undergraduates, and service to the university and/or professional community. Lecturer positions are non-tenure track and may be renewed on an annual basis.
All faculty positions are full-time, on-site assignments effective at the beginning of contract. Positions are available for Spring 2022 or Fall 2022.
Teaching experience with non-native speakers in a foreign country is desirable. 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.
A Master's degree in English or a closely related field is required for Lecturer positions, but a Ph.D. is preferred. Applications from candidates with certification in ESL and advanced degrees in other fields housed within WKU's College of Liberal Arts will also be considered. A minimum of two years of teaching or related experience in a college or university setting is preferred. Native English speakers or equivalent English proficiency is required.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled. Candidates should send cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and the email contact information of three professional references. Please send all materials to Search Committee Chairperson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required before appointment.
Faculty positions at WKU offer:
Annual salary range: $53,000 to $63,000 based on qualification and experience.
A well-rounded healthcare coverage, 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 within accordance with completion of years of service with the University.
WKU tuition waiver up to 80% for spouse/dependent children of faculty for undergraduate programs, and tuition discount of private/international kindergarten, elementary, middle and high schools for children of faculty.
A collegial environment.
The opportunity to teach high quality students with more than a third of WKU graduates being admitted to the graduate schools at the World’s Top 50 Universities, and about 70% of its graduates at the World’s Top 100 Universities.
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.
Wenzhou-Kean University (WKU) is a province-state friendship project between the Zhejiang Province and New Jersey in the United States. It is a Chinese-American jointly established higher education institution with independent legal person status and limited liabilities.
The University introduces advanced educational resources from prestigious universities in the U.S. and uses original American textbooks. More than 90% of the curriculum are provided by Kean University and all the courses are taught in English. 90% of the faculty are recruited globally. The University offers small size classes and adopts an inquiry-based learning approach. China’s national conditions and culture education are embedded in teaching practices. The University aims to cultivate students with global vision, mastering of international rules and conventions, and innovative creative and initiative competences. “Start here, go anywhere”. The University helps students realize their dreams and prepare them to be successful in the global arena.
The University comprises four colleges–College of Business and Public Management, College of Architecture and Design, College of Liberal Arts and College of Scienc...e and Technology. The University now offers 17 undergraduate programs with six disciplines, namely, economics, science, engineering, literature, management and art. WKU has established a diverse and mixed discipline in the field of science, engineering, literature and arts with economics and management as its pillar. In November 2019, MOE granted Wenzhou-Kean University approval to offer graduate education and graduates will receive degrees from Kean University. The eight master programs and three doctoral programs are: Computer Information Systems (M.S.), Instruction and Curriculum (M.A.), Global Managment (MBA), Biotechnology Science (M.S.), Psychology (M.A.), Educational Administration (M.A.), Architecture (M.Arch.), Accounting (M.S.), Combined School and Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.), Counseling and Supervision (Ph.D.) and Educational Leadership (Ed.D.). The University rolls out three programs in 2020: Educational Leadership (Ed.D.), Biotechnology Science (M.S.) and Instruction and Curriculum (M.A.), and other graduate programs will be rolled out gradually in the next years. WKU currently has about 340 faculty and staff, with around 120 faculty members. Most of the faculty members hold Ph.D. degrees with international teaching experience. The outstanding faculty community has provided strong talents support for the University’s development as a global university.