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 New Jersey accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. WKU sits on approximately 500 beautiful acres and currently enrolls about 4,500 students, and it is now in the midst of rapid growth that will bring enrollment to 7,500 students within the next five years. All instructions are in English, and Kean University provides all curriculum. In addition to its current 18 undergraduate programs, WKU has been approved by the Ministry of Education to offer 8 Masters 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.
About the Job:
The College of Science, Mathematics, and Technology seeks highly motivated individuals to join the Natural Science department at WKU.
All faculty positions are full-time assignments, practical for the start of the 2024 Fall semester or later if positions are unfilled.
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, student advisement, and learning support services, as well as service to the university, college, school, program and/or the professional community; and perform related work as required. These positions are full-time assignments appointed on a 3-year contract at the first instance.
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 may be required to teach General Education courses as needed. Opportunities are also available to teach disciplinary support courses.
A doctorate in Physics or closely related fields is required. English fluency is required. Candidates should be able to teach General Physics, and Physics I, II and III, to science and non-science students. In addition to teaching and student-engaging research duties, candidates are also expected to contribute to the growth of the programs, including but not limited to curriculum development, program assessment, student recruitment/advisement, senior project supervision, internship opportunities, research experiences for undergraduates (REU), etc.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please send a cover letter, resume, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research goals, unofficial transcripts, two most recent peer-reviewed academic publications, and contact information of three professional references by email to the Search Committee Chairperson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required before the appointment.
Faculty positions at WKU offer:
- $66,000-$70,000 for Lecturers. The 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 in accordance with completion of years of service with the University.
- The opportunity to teach high-quality students. About 50% of graduates have been admitted to graduate schools at the World’s Top 50 Universities, and about 60% of graduates at the World’s Top 100 Universities.
Wenzhou-Kean University conducts background screenings on all candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third-party administrator to conduct background screenings.