2024 History Lecturer – HigherEdJobs

March 13, 2024

Job Description

Wenzhou-Kean University

2024 History Lecturer

About Wenzhou-Kean

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 4,500
undergraduate and graduate 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 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 centers.

About the Role:

The College of Liberal Arts
at WKU is seeking candidates from a variety of subfields in History, including but not limited to:

· Asian History (broadly

· World History

· American History

· Environmental History

· Gender

Successful candidates should be prepared to teach introductory World History courses as well as upper-level electives in 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

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 2024 semester or
Fall 2024, subject to negotiation. These positions are full-time assignments appointed on a 3-year contract at the first instance.

Lecturer is a full-time, 10 or 11-month employee who teaches 30 or 39 credits per year, respectively, 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 History or
a related field is required. 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

Faculty positions at WKU offer:

l Annual salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience
with the range from $63,000-$70,000 for 11-month lecturers. Salary of extraordinary candidates shall be determined on a case by case

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 University.

l A
collegial environment.

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,
unofficial transcripts and contact information of three professional references by email to Search Committee Chairperson at WKUCLA@wku.edu.cn. Please include “History Search” in
the subject.
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.