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Assistant/Associate Professor in Inorganic/Physical Chemistry

Wenzhou-Kean University - College of Science and Technology

Location: Wenzhou - China
Salary: $61,000 to $79,000
£47,226.20 to £61,161.80 converted salary* commensurate with qualifications and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th February 2020
Expires: 11th April 2020

About the Job:

College of Science and Technology at WKU is seeking vibrant candidates to teach a full range of undergraduate Chemistry courses including, but not limited to: General Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry. The candidate must have ideally one year of teaching experience in inorganic and/or physical chemistry. Candidates must have an on-going agenda for student engaging research and are expected to publish research outcomes in well-recognized journals and acquire external grants to support research program; In addition to teaching and research, faculty are expected to contribute to the growth of the programs, including, but not limited to curriculum development, program assessment, student recruitment/advisement, office hours, senior project supervision, and internship opportunities. Candidates will also perform outreach to the professional practice community; provide vision and guidance in the area of chemistry education and the profession.

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

A tenure-track Assistant/Associate 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). The 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 chemistry or other closely related subjects; 

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.


  • A Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely related field is required for tenure-track positions; ABD can be considered with completion prior to the effective date of employment.
  • Expertise in inorganic chemistry and/or physical chemistry.
  • Ideally a minimum of 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 statement describing research interest, past accomplishments in research and research plan (for tenure track positions only), unofficial transcripts and contact information of three professional references by email to Search Committee Chairperson at Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required before appointment.


Annual salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience with the range from $61,000-$70,000 for lecturers; $66,000-$73,000 for Assistant Professors; $70,000-$79,000 for Associate Professors. Salary of extraordinary candidates shall be determined on a case by case basis.

Background Screening:

Wenzhou-Kean University conducts background screenings on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background Screenings. 

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