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Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Kean, a comprehensive New Jersey state university, is seeking an Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs 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 Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (VCAA) at Wenzhou-Kean University, the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs 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. 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: 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.
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 for all degrees are required prior to the starting date of employment.
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As a condition of employment, external candidates are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. If you are unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for medical or religious reasons, you may submit a request for an exemption. All employees are expected to follow the University's current health and safety protocols for COVID-19 and any procedures/protocols created through additional correspondence.
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