Executive Director III, School of Computer Science
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. WKU sits on approximately 500 beautiful acres and currently enrolls about 4,200 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 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.), 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.
The Executive Director is the academic and administrative leader of the School of Computer Science responsible for managing all school activities, including daily operations for the major, its programs and future Master’s program(s) at WKU. The Executive Director works under the direction of the Dean of the College of Science, Mathematics and Technology at the Union, New Jersey campus, and the Associate Dean of the College of Science and Technology and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Wenzhou-Kean University; works in collaboration with the Executive Director of the same program at Kean’s USA campus; develops and implements school policies and procedures; manages the evaluation process for school faculty; recommends the appointment of coordinators to the Associate Dean and Dean; and does related work as required. The Executive Director will lead the University’s Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology (ABET) accreditation initiative, ensuring ABET standards of programs and faculty are met and maintained. The Executive Director may be required to teach two in-load courses each semester (spring and fall) in addition to assigned managerial duties and responsibilities. This position is located at the Wenzhou-Kean University campus in Wenzhou, China but travel is required to the Kean USA campus on an as needed basis.
Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related field and a minimum of three years of progressive experience in higher education or a related environment combining academic instruction, scholarly attainment and administration or the equivalent as determined by the university. Six years of experience is preferred. Experience in related management fields, research organizations or not-for-profit entities is also acceptable. Records of excellence in teaching and research in Computer Science are desirable.
Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to Dr. George Chang, Search Committee Chairperson, College of Science, Mathematics and Technology, via email to wkucomputersciEDsearch@kean.edu.
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