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Assistant Professor/Lecturer in Interior Design

Wenzhou-Kean University

Location: Wenzhou - China
Salary: $52,000 to $75,000
£40,227.20 to £58,020 converted salary*
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 21st November 2019
Expires: 21st January 2020

About the Job:

College of Architecture & Design at WKU is seeking vibrant candidates to teach undergraduate studio and lecture courses within the Interior design program with expertise in one or more of the following: organizing systems, spatial planning concepts, construction documents, sustainability are required. In addition to teaching and research, faculty are expected to devote non-teaching hours to advising and providing other support services to students, primarily career mentorship and placement. The ideal candidate will contribute intellectually to the formation of this professional program. Tenure-track assistant professor is expected to developed research and/or creative scholarship that may include refereed publications, competitive creative work, scholarly presentations and sponsored projects appropriate to an assistant academic level; participate in innovative teaching and curriculum development; and actively engage in professional organizations. 

All faculty positions are full-time assignments, effective for the start of the fall 2020 semester. 

A tenure-track Assistant Professor is a full time, 10-month employee who teaches 24 credits per academic year (course release is available for grant proposal development and other substantial research initiatives). Candidate will be expected to participate in the full range of faculty responsibilities, including high quality teaching, research, advising; student learning support; service to the university and/or professional community. Tenure-track appointment requires publications in internationally recognized and vigorously peer-reviewed journals on interior design or other closely related subjects; 

A Lecturer is a full-time, 10-month employee who teaches 30 credits per year and provides student and learning support services during the assigned period. Lecturers will be expected to provide high quality teaching, student advisement and learning support services, and service to the university and/or professional community; and perform related work as required. Lecturer positions are non-tenure track and may be renewed on an annual basis.

Teaching assignments and related responsibilities may include day, evening, weekend and online courses. Interest or experience in using advanced instructional technologies to improve the teaching/learning process is highly desirable. All faculty may be required to teach General Education courses as needed. Opportunities are also available to teach disciplinary support courses. Candidates with an interest in teaching across disciplines are encouraged to apply. 

Qualifications:

A terminal degree is required for tenure-track positions in Design and Architecture. Equivalent professional experience may be considered to substitute for a Master’s degree as determined by the University. Candidate must have a proven record of professional work and/or academic scholarship. Ideally one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level and English fluency are required for all positions. 

Application Information:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled. Please send cover letter, resume, statement of teaching philosophy, research and creative work statement describing research and creative work interest, past accomplishments, awards, exhibits, and design projects, unofficial transcripts and contact information of three professional references by email to Search Committee Chairperson at wkudesign@wku.edu.cn. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required before appointment.

Salary :

Annual salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience with the range from $52,000-$65,000 for Lecturers; $65,000-$75,000 for Assistant Professors. Salary of extraordinary candidates shall be determined on a case by case basis.

WKU Website

http://www.wku.edu.cn/en/ 

To learn more about working & living in China, please visit: www.jobs.ac.uk/careers-advice/country-profiles/china

   
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