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WENZHOU-KEAN UNIVERSITY MICHAEL GRAVES COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN Distinguished Faculty Posi

first_imgWENZHOU-KEAN UNIVERSITYMICHAEL GRAVES COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE ANDDESIGNDistinguished Faculty Position   Wenzhou-Kean University is a world-class, vibrant and diverseinstitution offering 18 undergraduate programs and being approvedby the Ministry of Education of China to offer 11 graduateprograms. Wenzhou-Kean distinguishes itself through excellence inacademics, strategic investments in both research and culturalfacilities and initiatives and a commitment to the success of everystudent. Dedicated to preparing students for rewarding careers,lifelong learning and fulfilling lives, Wenzhou-Kean offers a broadrange of disciplines, the expertise of a diverse and world-savvyfaculty and a student-centered learning environment and campuscommunity. The University sits on a new 500-acre campus of higharchitectural quality, six miles from the center of Wenzhou. The university is affiliated with Kean University in New Jersey,two miles from Newark Liberty International Airport and thirtyminutes from New York City.All open distinguished faculty positions are ten-month,full-time, tenure-track assignments at the rank of AssociateProfessor. Teaching assignments and related responsibilities mayinclude day, evening, and weekend classes. Courses are taught atthe Wenzhou China.All faculty are expected to demonstrate a commitment to teachingexcellence and an on-going program of research and publication orcreative and performance activity. Participation in curriculumdevelopment, student advisement and service at thedepartmental/school, college and university level is also required.Interest or experience in using advanced instructional technologiesto improve the teaching/learning process is highly desirable. Allpositions are subject to availability of funds, due to financialexigencies. Michael Graves CollegeThe Michael Graves College seeks to substantial increase itssenior full-time faculty component through a new distinguishedfaculty position in support of its five programs. In general,applicants who are committed to the intellectual enterprise ofelevating the college among its peer institutions and professionalsas a member of a faculty with shared aspirations aredesirable.  Based on enrollment growth and professionalrecognition of the college and its programs, new faculty shouldanticipate contributing to a positive academic and intellectualenvironment, and work to facilitate shared achievement among itsfive programs.School of Public ArchitectureArchitecture (1 position: Distinguished AssociateProfessor) – A new senior-levelposition will lead the effort to establish a Design Institute atWenzhou-Kean University focusing on urban design, particularlycampus design, with particular focus on the relationship betweennew development and preservation of historic fabric, as well as thevisual identity and branding of these new projects. This facultymember will lead design studios for high-achieving students fromall programs, and identify and utilize the most qualified studentsto assist in the projects of the Design Institute.  Areas ofspecialty include building design, urban design, historicpreservation, branding, and visual identity.  Appointees willteach at the Wenzhou campus and non-teaching hours will be devotedto the creation, support, and administration of the DesignInstitute. The ideal candidate will contribute intellectually to theformation of this new professional programs by developingcurriculum; developing a research and/or creative scholarshipprogram that includes refereed publications, scholarlypresentations and grantsmanship appropriate to a distinguishedacademic level; seeking external projects and funding;participating in innovative teaching and curriculum development;and actively engaging in professional organizations.Qualifications:Terminal degree in Architecture or a related field required, oran equivalence achieved through substantial professional practice.It is highly recommended that a noteworthy record of publishedprofessional design practice be demonstrated by the applicant. Itis further recommended that candidates have a minimum two years ofprevious teaching experience at the college level.  A provenrecord of academic scholarship and professional practice isrequired. Professional registration, NCARB certification, AIAmembership; LEED AP credentials; and both hand and digitalrepresentational skills are highly desirable.Application Information:Review of applications will begin immediately and continue untilthe position is filled. Please send cover letter, portfolio, CV,statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research Achievementand Interests, unofficial transcripts and contact information ofthree professional references by email to Search CommitteeChairperson: [email protected] Officialtranscripts for all degrees and three current letters ofrecommendation are required before appointment. The candidate’sresearch merit and contribution will be evaluated by at least threeexternal experts in Architecture or related field.Wenzhou-Kean University offers a competitive salary and benefitsplan, which includesAnnual salary in range of ¥650,000 – ¥850,000 RMB ($92,000 -$120,500) for High Research Achieving Faculty at rank of Associateor Full Professor.One million RMB ($142,800) house allowance.A very generous start up grant will be provided.Up to 8% front-load retirement benefits with in accordance withcompletion of years of service with the University.Home traveling up to $6,000 (2 international round-tripairfares).A well-rounded healthcare coverage of Cigna.Academic travel up to $2,000.A reimbursement to cover relocation expenses up to $1,000.Shuttle bus to campus for work.WKU tuition waiver up to 80% for spouse/dependent children offaculty.The opportunity to teach high quality students with more than athird of graduates being admitted to the graduate schools at theWorld’s Top 50 Universities, and about 70% of graduates at theWorld’s Top 100 Universities.Background Screening:Wenzhou-Kean University conducts background screenings on alljob candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use athird party administrator to conduct background Screenings.last_img read more