MICHAEL GRAVES COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE AND
Distinguished Faculty Position
Wenzhou-Kean University is a world-class, vibrant and diverse
institution offering 18 undergraduate programs and being approved
by the Ministry of Education of China to offer 11 graduate
programs. Wenzhou-Kean distinguishes itself through excellence in
academics, strategic investments in both research and cultural
facilities and initiatives and a commitment to the success of every
student. Dedicated to preparing students for rewarding careers,
lifelong learning and fulfilling lives, Wenzhou-Kean offers a broad
range of disciplines, the expertise of a diverse and world-savvy
faculty and a student-centered learning environment and campus
community. The University sits on a new 500-acre campus of high
architectural quality, six miles from the center of Wenzhou.
The university is affiliated with Kean University in New Jersey,
two miles from Newark Liberty International Airport and thirty
minutes from New York City.
All open distinguished faculty positions are ten-month,
full-time, tenure-track assignments at the rank of Associate
Professor. Teaching assignments and related responsibilities may
include day, evening, and weekend classes. Courses are taught at
the Wenzhou China.
All faculty are expected to demonstrate a commitment to teaching
excellence and an on-going program of research and publication or
creative and performance activity. Participation in curriculum
development, student advisement and service at the
departmental/school, college and university level is also required.
Interest or experience in using advanced instructional technologies
to improve the teaching/learning process is highly desirable. All
positions are subject to availability of funds, due to financial
Michael Graves College
The Michael Graves College seeks to substantial increase its
senior full-time faculty component through a new distinguished
faculty position in support of its five programs. In general,
applicants who are committed to the intellectual enterprise of
elevating the college among its peer institutions and professionals
as a member of a faculty with shared aspirations are
desirable. Based on enrollment growth and professional
recognition of the college and its programs, new faculty should
anticipate contributing to a positive academic and intellectual
environment, and work to facilitate shared achievement among its
School of Public Architecture
Architecture (1 position: Distinguished Associate
Professor) – A new senior-level
position will lead the effort to establish a Design Institute at
Wenzhou-Kean University focusing on urban design, particularly
campus design, with particular focus on the relationship between
new development and preservation of historic fabric, as well as the
visual identity and branding of these new projects. This faculty
member will lead design studios for high-achieving students from
all programs, and identify and utilize the most qualified students
to assist in the projects of the Design Institute. Areas of
specialty include building design, urban design, historic
preservation, branding, and visual identity. Appointees will
teach at the Wenzhou campus and non-teaching hours will be devoted
to the creation, support, and administration of the Design
The ideal candidate will contribute intellectually to the
formation of this new professional programs by developing
curriculum; developing a research and/or creative scholarship
program that includes refereed publications, scholarly
presentations and grantsmanship appropriate to a distinguished
academic level; seeking external projects and funding;
participating in innovative teaching and curriculum development;
and actively engaging in professional organizations.
Terminal degree in Architecture or a related field required, or
an equivalence achieved through substantial professional practice.
It is highly recommended that a noteworthy record of published
professional design practice be demonstrated by the applicant. It
is further recommended that candidates have a minimum two years of
previous teaching experience at the college level. A proven
record of academic scholarship and professional practice is
required. Professional registration, NCARB certification, AIA
membership; LEED AP credentials; and both hand and digital
representational skills are highly desirable.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until
the position is filled. Please send cover letter, portfolio, CV,
statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research Achievement
and Interests, unofficial transcripts and contact information of
three professional references by email to Search Committee
Chairperson: firstname.lastname@example.org. Official
transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of
recommendation are required before appointment. The candidate’s
research merit and contribution will be evaluated by at least three
external experts in Architecture or related field.
Wenzhou-Kean University offers a competitive salary and benefits
plan, which includes
- Annual salary in range of ￥650,000 – ￥850,000 RMB ($92,000 -
$120,500) for High Research Achieving Faculty at rank of Associate
or Full Professor.
- One million RMB ($142,800) house allowance.
- A very generous start up grant will be provided.
- Up to 8% front-load retirement benefits with in accordance with
completion of years of service with the University.
- Home traveling up to $6,000 (2 international round-trip
- A well-rounded healthcare coverage.
- Academic travel up to $2,000.
- 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
- 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 70% of graduates at the
World’s Top 100 Universities.
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.