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 location 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 5,000 students within the next six years. All instruction is in English and all curriculum is provided by Kean University. In addition to its current 17 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.
Under the direction of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (VCAA) at Wenzhou-Kean University, the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (Assistant Vice President) assists with the management of the Division of Academic Affairs at WKU; participates in the development of division-wide policies and procedures; provides managerial direction, support and service to the academic units; and does related work as required. Operations require full integration and cooperation between Kean’s USA location and the Wenzhou, China campus.
The Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs 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 competitive salary and benefits package is included, with healthcare coverage, housing options, round trip airfare(s) and a reimbursement to cover relocation expenses.
Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college with a Master’s degree and a minimum of three years of high level academic managerial experience is required. Doctorate degree is preferred and may be substituted for one year of the indicated experience. The candidate must possess a commitment to aggressively move forward; the capacity to convert challenges into opportunities; creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit; and a commitment to global education and appreciation of cultural diversity.
Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Search Committee Chairperson, Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs at WKU, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required prior to the starting date of employment.