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 4,800 students, and it is now in the midst of a rapid growth that will bring enrollment to 7,500 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.
About the Job:
The School of English Studies in the College of Liberal Arts at WKU seeks to fill two lecturer positions to develop curriculum and teach ESL classes to local area elementary and secondary schools, offer teacher-training workshops, and supervise student internship experiences at local schools as part of WKU’s growing community outreach educational programs. Additionally, there will be opportunity to teach various levels of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses to WKU students.
A Lecturer is a full-time, 11-month employee who teaches 39 credits per year and provides student and learning support services during the assigned period. Lecturers will be expected to provide high quality teaching and student advisement, engage university and/or professional community related service, and perform other related work as required.
Teaching experience with non-native speakers in a foreign country is highly desirable. Teaching assignments and related responsibilities may include day, evening, and online courses. Interest or experience in using advanced instructional technologies to improve the teaching/learning process is highly desirable.
All faculty positions are full-time assignments, effective for the start of the Spring or Fall 2024 semester. The positions are renewed every three years.
M.A. in ESL Education and Curriculum Design, TESOL, ELT, EAP, or Applied Linguistics (with emphasis on language acquisition) is required; Ph.D. or Ed.D. is preferred. Prior experience teaching ESL in elementary and/or secondary education contexts is highly desirable. A minimum of two years of teaching or related experience (like teacher training) is preferred. In accordance with Chinese laws, English teachers at the university level must be native English speakers.
Faculty positions at WKU offer:
Annual lecturer salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience with the range from $58,000-$68,000. Salary of extraordinary candidates shall be determined on a case-by-case basis. 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 70% of WKU graduates being admitted to the graduate programs of highly ranked universities globally.
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. Three current letters of recommendation are required before advancement. Official transcripts for all degrees are required before appointment.
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.