Wenzhou-Kean University Computer Science
Assistant/Associate Professor Positions
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 2,900
undergraduate students, and it is now in the midst of a rapid
growth that will bring enrollment to7,000 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.
About the Job: College of Science, Mathematics
and Technology is seeking tenure-track Assistant/Associate
Professors in Computer Science. All faculty positions are 10-month
full-time assignments. Tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professors
are required to teach 24 credits per academic year; service to the
university and/or professional community; and conduct research. All
instruction is in English and all curriculum is provided by Kean
University in USA. English fluency is required.
Tenure-track candidates should demonstrate scholarly capability
and an active research agenda in core areas of computer science,
information system, and information technology. The University will
provide start-up grants to support the candidates to start their
research programs. Teaching release time is available through
application to support external research grant development and
other significant research endeavors.
Qualifications: A doctorate degree is
required in the relevant field(s) for tenure-track positions,
including Computer Science, Software Engineering, or other related
field; ABD will be considered for the Assistant Professor positions
with completion date prior to the effective date of employment.
Candidates for the Associate Professor position must be active in
their research and professional communities, with preferences be
given to those who serve as editors in reputable journals or as PC
members of premier conferences. Tenure track candidates are
expected to plan and conduct research and develop extramurally
funded research programs involving students, which is essential for
the tenure and promotion. Tenure track candidates are also expected
to publish peer-reviewed journal articles in impactful journals in
fields closely related to computer science. English fluency and
ability to teach introductory and intermediate Computer Science
courses such as Introduction to Programming in Java/C/C++, Data
Structures and Algorithms and Operating Systems are required for
all positions. Candidate will also have opportunity of teaching
graduate level courses in their fields of interest. Industrial
experiences are welcome. In addition to teaching duties, candidates
are also expected to contribute to the growth of the programs,
including but not limited to curriculum development, program
assessment, student recruitment/advisement, senior project
supervision, internship opportunities, research experiences for
undergraduates (REU), etc.
Teaching assignments and related responsibilities may include
day, evening and online courses. Interest or experience in using
advanced instructional technologies to improve the
teaching/learning process is highly desirable. All faculty may be
required to teach General Education courses as needed.
Opportunities are also available to teach disciplinary support
All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to teaching and
best practices in international education.
Application Information: Review of applications
will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Please send cover letter, resume, statement of teaching
philosophy, statement of research goals, unofficial transcripts,
three most recent publications (for associate professor position)
and contact information of three professional references
by email to Search Committee Chairperson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of
recommendation are required before appointment.
Faculty positions at WKU offer:
Wenzhou-Kean University offers a competitive salary and benefits
plan, which includes healthcare coverage and a partnership with the
best medical hospital in Wenzhou. In addition, faculty members are
provided with housing options, round trip airfare(s) and a
reimbursement to cover relocation expenses.
- Annual salary is commensurate with qualifications and
experience with the range from $70,000-$85,000 for Assistant
Professors; $80,000-$100,000 for Associate Professors. Salary of
extraordinary candidates shall be determined on a case by case
- 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 with in
accordance with completion of years of service with the
- WKU tuition waiver up to 80% for spouse/dependent children of
- A collegial environment.
- 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
- Extraordinarily strong candidates at Professor level may be
considered for a special research track position with high research
output expectations, low teaching load, generous research start-up
funding, a 10-month salary of RMB 0.8-1.0 million (about USD
$115-150K), and RMB 1 million in housing subsidy.
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.