Lecturer in History
About Wenzhou-Kean University:
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 3,500
undergraduate 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.
Wenzhou-Kean University currently offers the following degree
programs: Doctor of Educational Leadership (Ed.D.), Biotechnology
Science (M.S.), Computer Information Systems (M.S.), Instruction
and Curriculum (M.A.), Global Management (M.B.A.), and Architecture
(M.Arch.); Finance (B.S.), Accounting (with emphasis on
international standards and practices) (B.S.), Global Business
(B.S.), Marketing (B.S.), Management (Business Analytics option/
Supply Chain & Information Management option) (B.S.), Economics
(B.S.), Graphic Design (B.F.A.), Interior Design (B.F.A),
Industrial Design (B.I.D.), Architectural Studies (B.A.), Computer
Science (B.S.), Mathematical Sciences (Data Analytics Option)
(B.A.), Biology (Cell and Molecular option) (B.S.), Chemistry
(B.S.); Earth Science (Environmental Science option) (B.S.);
English (English in Global Settings option) (B.A.); Psychology
(General option/ Forensic Psychology option)(B.A.); and
Communication (Public Relations option) (B.A.). In addition, WKU
has a substantial commitment to the teaching of ESL/EFL.
About the Job:
College of Liberal Arts at WKU is seeking vibrant candidates to
teach history courses including Worlds of History, U.S. History I
and II, as well as upper division courses in American Cultural and
Business History. The successful candidate will have experience in
non-native language acquisition and demonstrated teaching
excellence. In addition to teaching, faculty are expected to
contribute to the growth of the programs, including, but not
limited to: curriculum development, program assessment, student
recruitment, and office hours,
All faculty positions are full-time assignments, effective for
the start of the Spring 2022 semester.
A Lecturer is a full-time, 12-month employee teaching 39 credits
per year or 10-month employee teaching 30 credits per year and
provides student and learning support services during the assigned
period. Lecturers will be expected to provide high quality
teaching, learning support services, service to the university
and/or professional community; and perform related work as
required. Lecturer positions are non-tenure track and will be
renewed on an annual basis.
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. 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 Master’s degree is required, but a Ph.D. is strongly preferred
in the relevant or a related field for Lecturer positions. A
minimum of one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary
level and English fluency are required for all positions.
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 email@example.com.
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 $55,000-$63,000 for lecturers
- 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 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.