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Wenzhou-Kean Learning Commons Director
Kean, a comprehensive New Jersey state university, is seeking a Learning Commons Director 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 2,800 undergraduate students and is now in the midst of a growth phase that will bring enrollment to more than 7,000 students within the next six years. 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.
Under the Direction of the WKU Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (VCAA) in collaboration with the Executive Director (ED) of the Learning Commons at Kean USA, the WKU Learning Commons Director serves as part of the Kean University Learning Commons management team. The Learning Commons Director is responsible for the overall administration of the WKU Learning Commons and is responsible for maintaining communication and collaboration with the ED at Kean USA. This position is located in Wenzhou, China and requires a flexible schedule which may include evening and weekend hours.
The Wenzhou-Kean Learning Commons Director 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. 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.
Qualifications: Master’s degree from an accredited college in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited program, a Master’s degree in learning support or information systems, Master of Library Science or the equivalent degree as determined by the appointing authority and a minimum of three years of professional library supervisory experience in an institution of higher education or directly related field is required. Experience in non-library organizations must consist of supervisory responsibility for library priorities such as information services, education and training and public relations to a public or otherwise broad community of users. Candidate must have a high level of technical ability to work with, train and assist others to work with digital resources effectively. A second subject Master’s or Doctoral degree or equivalent academic course accomplishment is 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.
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