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Campus Dean for Michael Graves College,
Kean University

Date Posted Jan. 18, 2024
Title Campus Dean for Michael Graves College,
University Kean University
Union, NJ, United States
Department Wenzhou-Kean University
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Dean
  • Academic Affairs
    Administration - Academic Unit

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Wenzhou-Kean University

Campus Dean for Michael Graves College

Kean, a comprehensive New Jersey state university, is seeking a Campus Dean for its additional instructional location in Wenzhou, China. 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. Wenzhou-Kean University (WKU) sits on approximately 500 beautiful acres, currently enrolls 4,800 undergraduate and graduate students and is now in the midst of a growth phase that will bring enrollment to more than 10,000 students within the foreseeable future. WKU is approved by the Ministry of Education of China and is approved as an additional location of Kean University by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

The Campus Dean for Michael Graves College is the chief academic administrator for the Michael Graves College at Wenzhou-Kean University. Michael Graves College is comprised of two schools, the School of Design and the School of Public Architecture.

Under the direction of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (VCAA) at Wenzhou-Kean University and in collaboration with the Dean of Michael Graves College at the Kean USA Union, New Jersey campus, the Campus Dean is responsible for managing academic and faculty operations in Wenzhou and oversees the general administration of the College. The Campus Dean may also be required to teach courses on overload in addition to assigned managerial duties and responsibilities.

The Campus Dean is an employee of Kean University. This position is located at the Wenzhou-Kean University campus in Wenzhou, China but travel is required to the Kean USA campus on an as needed basis. A flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours is also required. Wenzhou-Kean University offers a competitive salary and benefits plan, which includes healthcare coverage and partnerships with the best medical hospitals in Wenzhou. In addition, employees are provided with housing options, round trip airfare(s), a reimbursement to cover relocation expenses and sick and vacation time allotments. Opportunities to attend professional development activities are also available. The affiliated State of New Jersey title for this position is Associate Dean. 

Qualifications: Earned terminal degree from an accredited institution in a discipline of Architecture or Design; demonstrated excellence in university teaching; a strong record of scholarly/creative and professional accomplishment; and a minimum of six years of progressive experience in higher education or a similar environment (including professional practice) combining academic administration and instruction or the equivalent as determined by the university is required.  Ten years of progressive administrative leadership experience including management of personnel, budget, resources and curriculum at or above the level of department chair or program director in higher education or a similar environment is preferred. Important qualifications include: demonstrated innovative leadership in promoting faculty instructional excellence and research/scholarly productivity; demonstrated commitment to faculty and student engagement and success; proven ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, university administrators, alumni and the community; a clear strategic vision for advancement; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; and a demonstrated sensitivity to cultural differences. International professional work experience is strongly preferred.

Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made.  Please submit your cover letter, resume/CV and contact information for three professional references. Official transcripts are required prior to the starting date of employment.

Attention current Kean University employees (including part-time Student Assistants, Graduate Assistants, Academic Specialists and Adjuncts): Please apply via the internal career site to ensure consideration as an internal candidate. To apply internally, please log into your Workday account and select the Career icon on your homepage to view available positions.


Additional Information

Kean University complies with the New Jersey First Act (Senate Bill No. 1730, P.L. 2011, Chapter 70). Any individual newly hired by Kean University will be required to abide by this law and establish a principal residence in New Jersey. New employees will have a full 365 days to establish such residence, from the effective date of hire.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position, please refer to Section III.A. of our Reasonable Accommodations Policy & Procedures.  

Diversity & Non-Discrimination Statement

Kean University is committed to establishing and maintaining a diverse campus community through inclusive excellence and equal opportunity.  Kean’s commitment to access and equity is designed to prepare each graduate to not only thrive, but climb higher in a diverse world.  As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution we work to support a campus-wide agenda to foster a community that both values and promotes the diversity and equity of all students, faculty, staff, administrators, and beyond.

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