Organic Chemistry Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Lecturer Position


Launched in 2012, Wenzhou-Kean University (WKU) offers a unique model of higher education in partnership with Kean University, a comprehensive, public university in the state of New Jersey.  WKU is approved by the Ministry of Education of China and is approved as an additional instructional site of Kean University by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.  Wenzhou-Kean University sits on approximately 500 beautiful acres, currently enrolls 2,500 undergraduate students and is now in the midst of a growth phase that will bring enrollment to more than 7,000 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 to offer 8 Master’s and 3 Doctorate programs. Wenzhou is one of the most vibrant and economically advanced 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:

This full-time position will start fall 2020. This position will be offered at the rank of tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor or at the Lecturer level. The tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor position is a 10-month tenure-track appointment that requires research and publications in internationally recognized and vigorously peer-reviewed journals in the field.

Tenure-track faculty will be required to teach 24 credits per year, and course release is available for significant research initiatives (i.e. research grant proposal development). The Lecturer position is a 12-month non-tenure track appointment and may be renewed on an annual basis. The Lecturer candidate will be required to teach 39 credit hours per year.

The successful candidate will be required to teach lecture and lab instruction classes in Organic Chemistry and General Chemistry to either science or non-science major students. The candidate will be expected to participate in the full range of faculty responsibilities, including high quality teaching, research, curriculum development, program assessment, student recruitment and advisement, senior project supervision, service to the university and/or professional community. Tenure track faculty must have an on-going agenda for student engaging research and are expected to publish research outcomes in well-recognized journals and acquire external grants to support research program. Start-up grant is available to tenure track faculty for starting a research program.

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. 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.

A Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry or a closely related field is required.  ABD can be considered with completion prior to the effective date of employment.  Records of excellent teaching and research in Organic Chemistry are required. A minimum of one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level and English fluency are required for the position.

Faculty positions at WKU offer:

  • Annual salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience with the range from $62,000-$70,000 for lecturers; $65,000-$73,000 for Assistant Professors; $73,000-$82,000 for Associate Professors.
  • Income tax exemption depicted by tax treaty between China and some countries (for example, the Unites States).
  • 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.
  • WKU tuition waiver up to 80% for spouse/dependent children of faculty for the higher educational degree.
  • A collegial environment.
  • The opportunity to teach high quality students with more than a 40% of graduates being admitted to the graduate schools at the World’s Top 50 Universities, and about 70% of graduates at the World’s Top 100 Universities.

Application Information:
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is 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 wkuorgchem@wku.edu.cn.  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.

About Company
Wenzhou-Kean University
88 Daxue Rd, Ouhai, Zhejiang Province, 325060 Wenzhou
Job Info
Job Status: Open
Date Posted: April 9, 2020
Expiry Date: 2020-05-15
Job Type: Assistant Professor
Job Level: Any
Salary Info
Salary Type: Negotiable
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