2024 EDD Educational Leadership Assistant /Associate Professors /Lecturer

March 14, 2024

Job Description

2024 EDD Educational Leadership Assistant /Associate Professors /Lecturer

About
Wenzhou-Kean University

Wenzhou-Kean University (WKU) is a Sino-American university, located in the City of Wenzhou, China,
in partnership with Kean University, USA. Kean University is a comprehensive, public national 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
4,600 undergraduate and postgraduate 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.

About the Job:

Due to rapid expansion, the Department of Educational Leadership is hiring FOUR more qualified and
experienced faculty members to teach Masters and doctorate programs in educational leadership. Apart from teaching and research, faculty is
expected to advise students to develop dissertation topics and assist in all aspects of the writing process to produce high quality
dissertation. In addition, candidate is expected to contribute to the growth of the programs, including, but not limited to curriculum
development, program assessment, student, recruitment/advisement, office hours, and internship opportunities.

This position will be
offered at the rank of tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor, or at Lecturer level. These positions are full-time assignments
appointed on a 3-year contract at the first instance.

The University will provide start-up grants to support candidates to start
their research projects. After joining WKU, faculty have the opportunity to apply for a variety of internal research funding including
international research collaboration grants (up to 80,000 RMB per project in the areas of education) as well as external funding
opportunities at the municipal, provincial, and national levels.

· Tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor (Two Higher
education track, Two K-12 education track)

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 will be offered for grant proposal development and other substantial
research initiatives). 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 high-quality publications in rigorously
peer-reviewed and impactful journals in the field.

· Lecturer

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.

Qualifications:

The applicant will have an earned doctorate in Educational
Leadership/Administration with an emphasis in one or more of the following areas: K-12 education, higher education, educational legal
issues, educational finance, or educational law.

Early career researchers with doctorate degrees obtained from reputable
universities (Carnegie R1 institutions or comparable research institutions with strong academic reputation in the fields) are encouraged to
apply.

Two or more years of experience in similar position is essential.

The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence
in research and have a strong publication record. A coherent program of research and corresponding peer-reviewed publications in impactful
journals are required.

Ability to effectively teach introductory and advanced graduate courses.

Strong commitment to mentoring
students.

High English proficiency is required.

Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion among faculty, staff, and
students.

ApplicationReview 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 wku.el@wku.edu.cn. Official
transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required before appointment.

Faculty positions at
WKU offer:

· Annual salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience with the range from $68,000-$72,000 for
lecturers; $70,000-$77,000 for Assistant Professors; $75,000-$85,000 for Associate Professors.

· Up to 8% front-load
retirement benefits within accordance with completion of years of service with the University (additional 4% for the 2nd
year, 6% for the 3rd year, and 8% for 4th year and later).

· 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.

· Tuition discount of local
private/international kindergarten, elementary, middle and high schools for children of faculty.

· The opportunity to teach
high quality students with more than a third of graduates being admitted to the graduate schools at the World’s Top 50 Universities,
and about 60% of graduates at the World’s Top 100 Universities.

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.