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 2,900 undergraduate students, and it is now in the midst of a rapid growth that will bring enrollment to7,000 students within the next six 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.
About the Job :
College of Liberal Arts at WKU is seeking vibrant candidates to teach a full range of undergraduate Communication courses including, but not limited to : Social Media, Media Relations, Journalism, Speech Communication, Business & Professional Communication, Media Production, Public Relations and upper level Communication electives.
In addition to teaching and research, faculty are expected to contribute to the growth of the programs, including, but not limited to : curriculum development, program assessment, student recruitment / advisement, office hours, senior project supervision, internship opportunities, research experience for undergraduates.
All faculty positions are full-time assignments.
A tenure-track Assistant Professor is a full time, 10-month employee who teaches 24 credits per academic year (course release is available for grant proposal development and other substantial research initiatives).
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.
and perform related work as required. Lecturer positions are non-tenure track and may be renewed on an annual basis.
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 Ph.D. in Communication Studies or a closely related field is required; ABD can be considered with completion prior to the effective date of employment.
A minimum of two years of teaching experience at the post-secondary level and English fluency are required for all positions.
Application Information :
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled. Please send cover letter, resume, statement of teaching philosophy, research statement describing research interest, past accomplishments in research and research plan (for tenure track positions only), unofficial transcripts and contact information of three professional references by email to Search Committee Chairperson at .
Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required before appointment.
Faculty positions at WKU offer :
Salary of extraordinary candidates shall be determined on a case by case basis.
Extraordinarily strong candidates at Professor level may be considered for a special research track position with high research output expectations, low teaching load, generous research start-up funding, a 10-month salary of RMB 0.
8-1.2 million (about USD $11.5-17.5K), and RMB 1 million in housing subsidy.
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.