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Associate Dean Academic

University of Waikato - University of Waikato Joint Institute

Location: Hangzhou - China
Salary: ¥500,000 to ¥600,000
£55,831 to £66,997.20 converted salary* per year, plus competitive benefits package
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 19th August 2019
Closes: 19th October 2019
Job Ref: 390342

Based at the University of Waikato Joint Institute with Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou, China

The University of Waikato has established a Joint Institute with Zhejiang University City College in Hangzhou, China. When fully operational in 2020 the Institute will have 1,000 students and 15 Waikato University staff. The students have the opportunity to graduate with a degree of the Bachelor of Business (Major in Finance), the Bachelor of Design (Major in Interface Design) or the Bachelor of Design (Major in Media Design).

The position is based in China and applications are sought from suitably qualified people to contribute to oversight of the academic content of the three degrees in conjunction with the relevant divisions in Hamilton, New Zealand. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the teaching associated with one of the three qualifications listed above.

The successful candidate will have experience as a Head of Department, Dean or in an area where academic leadership is demonstrated, with effective staff management experience. You will hold a high quality research record with the ability and knowledge to facilitate the research activities of the staff and have experience in teaching large and small groups of students. Additional essential requirements for this position are demonstrated experience; establishing and developing an effective teaching team; working with students across all cultures and those for whom English is not their first language; and monitoring the quality of academic programmes. A PhD and knowledge of the Chinese culture and experience of working in China are highly preferred.

Salary will be in the range of CNY500,000 to CNY600,000 per year, dependent on qualifications, skills and experience.

A competitive benefits package is also on offer for the appointee (and partner and dependent children where relevant) which includes either on campus accommodation or a contribution towards accommodation, a contribution towards relocation and international school tuition fees, payment for work visa and insurance costs and one return economy airfare per annum to return to home country. For full details of these benefits please refer to the position description.

The appointment will start November/December 2019 to include training before teaching at the Joint Institute starts in March 2020. Applicants must be eligible to receive a Foreign Expert Certificate (FEC) to meet the criteria for teaching staff at the Institute.

The position will remain open until filled. Vacancy number: 390342

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