2023 Philosophy Assistant/Associate Professor/Lecturer Positions

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Wenzhou-Kean University

2023 Philosophy Assistant/Associate Professor/Lecturer Positions

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 4,300 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

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.

The College of Liberal Arts currently has three majors: English,
Psychology, and Communications, and minors in Political Science, History, Art History, and Philosophy and Religion. We offer core courses in
Social Sciences and Humanities. We are looking for candidates who will contribute to the growth of the College as we continue to build new
majors and course offerings and establish a new Interdisciplinary Research Center in Pacific-Atlantic studies.

About the

We seek candidates with ambitious research agendas in their fields and will contribute to the interdisciplinary
strengths of the College of Liberal Arts. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to providing and enhancing student research

We are particularly interested in faculty who are prepared to teach upper level elective courses on the Philosophy of
Religion, Eastern Philosophy, Aesthetics, Political Philosophy, or Ethics. Faculty would be expected to teach Introduction to Philosophy
and/or Critical Thinking.

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, and internship opportunities.

All faculty positions are full-time assignments, effective for the start of the Spring
2023 semester or Fall 2023, subject to negotiation. The positions are renewed every three years.

· Tenure-track
Assistant/Associate Professor

A tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor is a full time, 10-month employee who teaches 24 credits
per academic year (6-credit course release per academic year is available for grant proposal development and other substantial research
initiatives in the first two years of appointment). Start-up grant will be provided to launch student-engaging research programs. Candidate
will be expected to participate in the full range of faculty responsibilities, including high quality teaching, research, advising; student
learning support; service to the university and/or professional community. Tenure-track appointment requires publications in internationally
recognized and rigorously peer-reviewed journals in Political Science/International Relations or other closely related subjects.


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, and service to the university and/or professional community; and perform related work as required. 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 PhD in Philosophy,
Political Theory, or related field is required. Strong publication record is required for being considered to the tenure track position. ABD
will be considered with completion prior to the effective date of employment. A minimum of two years of teaching experience in a college or
university setting is preferred. Native English speakers or equivalent English proficiency is required.

Faculty positions at
WKU offer:

l Annual salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience with the range from $63,000-$70,000 for
lecturers, $70,000-$75,000 for Assistant Professors; $75,000-$80,000 for Associate Professors. Salary of extraordinary candidates shall
be determined on a case by case basis.

l The University will provide start-up grants to support the tenure track candidates to start
their research programs.

l 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

l 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.

l The opportunity to teach high
quality students with more than 60% of WKU graduates being admitted to the graduate programs of highly ranked universities globally.

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 (tenure track position), unofficial transcripts and
contact information of three professional references by email to Search Committee Chairperson at wkucla@wku.edu.cn. Please include “Philosophy Search” in the
Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required before appointment.

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.