Anticipated Ten and Twelve-Month Lecturer Positions January 2018

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Kean University is a world-class, vibrant and diverse institution offering 50 undergraduate majors and 80 graduate programs and options leading to masters and doctoral degrees, professional diplomas and certifications. Kean distinguishes itself through excellence in academics, strategic investments in both research and cultural facilities and initiatives and a commitment to the success of every student. Dedicated to preparing students for rewarding careers, lifelong learning and fulfilling lives, Kean offers a broad range of disciplines, the expertise of a diverse and world-savvy faculty and a student-centered learning environment and campus community. The University sits on three adjoining campus sites in Union County, New Jersey covering 180 acres, two miles from Newark Liberty International Airport and thirty minutes from New York City, with an additional location in Ocean County, New Jersey. Kean University also operates a unique, additional location in Wenzhou-China, where development of a full-scale campus is currently underway.

A Lecturer is a full-time employee who teaches and provides student and learning support services during the assigned periods.  Ten-month lecturers teach 30 credits per year; twelve-month lecturers teach 39 credits per year. The Lecturer holds a strong commitment to teaching; maintains office and advising hours for students; actively participates in the university community; and does related work as required. This is a non-tenure track position that 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. Courses may be taught at the Union campus and/or Kean Ocean in Toms River, New Jersey or other locations. Positions are effective for the spring semester.  All Lecturers may be required to teach General Education courses.  

College of Business and Public Management

School of Management and Marketing
Management – to teach introductory or upper level management courses including Business Statistics; Managerial Decision Modeling; Management Information Systems; Operations Management; Business Strategy; Business Ethics; and Principles of Management.  Master’s degree in a related field from an AACSB or EQUIS accredited program and a minimum of one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level is required. Candidates with an ABD, Ed.D., Ph.D. or other acceptable disciplinary doctorate are preferred. Courses will primarily be taught at Kean Ocean.

Contact: Dr. Shanggeun Rhee, Executive Director, at managementjobs@kean.edu.

College of Education

School of Physical Education, Recreation and Health (PERH)
Fitness and Activities – to teach a variety of fitness related activity courses including, but not limited to: Yoga and Pilates. Non-teaching hours include responsibilities related to issuing, receiving and monitoring PERH supplies and related materials for classes. The individual is responsible for organizing all equipment/space needs for activity and laboratory classes and will assist with the coordination of research and fieldwork opportunities.  Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Exercise Science or a related field; Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT); and a minimum of one year of teaching experience in fitness/athletic activities is required. Experience coordinating research, workshops, classes and/or events in the discipline of PERH is preferred. Some travel to the Kean Ocean campus is required.

Contact: Dr. Jessica Adams, Search Committee Chair, at perhjobs@kean.edu.

School of Special Education and Literacy
Special Education and Literacy – to teach courses primarily within the undergraduate program in Teacher of Students with Disabilities and possibly graduate courses with a focus on autism and applied behavior analysis.  Master’s degree in Special Education or related field and a minimum of one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level is required. Experience in autism and ABA with BCBA Certification is preferred.  Courses will primarily be taught at Kean Ocean. 

Contact: Dr. John C. Burke, BCBA-D, at specialedjobs@kean.edu

College of Liberal Arts

School of General Studies
First Year Seminar and General Education – to teach a First Year Seminar class on critical reading as well as First Year Transition classes. Participate in the further development of First Year Classes.  Master’s degree in a related field and a minimum of one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level is required.  Evidence of teaching excellence is required. Experience with reading-intensive classes, knowledge of Scholarship on Teaching and Learning and First Year Experience is preferred.

General Studies/Advising – to teach transition courses with a primary responsibility for academic advising of first year students. The successful candidate will also work with other faculty and administrators in the School of General Studies and throughout the university to develop and implement advisement strategies.  Master’s degree in a related field and a minimum of one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level is required. Professional experience in advising and supporting students in higher education settings is preferred.

Contact:  Dr. Karin Beck, Acting Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, at gejobs@kean.edu.

School of Communication, Media and Journalism
Communication Studies– to teach a variety of courses within the Communication discipline, including Speech Communication; Business Communication; Research Methods; Communication Theory; Persuasion; TV News; TV Production; Digital Media; and Journalism. Additional teaching assignments will include other courses based on department need and candidate expertise. Other responsibilities will include service and advising.  Master’s degree in Communication or a related field and a minimum of one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level is required. 

Contact:  Dr. Wenli Yuan, Search Committee Chair, at commjobs@kean.edu.

School of English Studies
Composition Studies/First-Year Writing – to teach and develop writing courses.  Master’s degree in a related field and a minimum of one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level is required.  Candidate should have evidence of excellence in teaching first-year composition.  Preferred qualifications include a Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric, a minimum of three years of teaching (developmental) writing/composition in a college environment and experience in portfolio and writing assessment.  Areas of specialty include Writing, Composition and Rhetoric, Literacy Studies and/or Developmental Writing.  

World Literature – to teach courses in World Literature.  Candidate should have evidence of excellence in teaching world literature.  Master’s degree in a related field and a minimum of one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level is required.  Preferred qualifications include a Ph.D. in Literature, a minimum of three years of teaching literature courses in a college environment and experience in assessment.  Areas of specialty include Comparative Literature, ethnic literatures, post-colonial literature, literature translation, Shakespeare, medieval literature, digital humanities and/or appropriate professional discipline.

Professional/Technical Writing and Writing Studies – to teach professional writing, technical writing, writing for the writing major, composition and rhetoric.  Master’s degree in a related field and a minimum of one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level is required.  Candidate should have evidence of excellence in teaching writing.  Preferred qualifications include a Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric with specialization in Professional/Technical Writing, a minimum of three years of teaching writing/composition in a college environment and experience in portfolio and writing assessment.  Areas of specialty include Professional Writing, Technical Writing, Composition and Rhetoric, Cultural Rhetoric, Literacy Studies and/or Digital Writing/Media.

Literature – to teach courses in Literature required by the English major in Literature.  Candidate should have evidence of excellence in teaching literature.  Master’s degree in a related field and a minimum of one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level is required.  Preferred qualifications include a Ph.D. in British Literature, a minimum of three years of teaching literature courses in a college environment, and experience in assessment.  Areas of specialty include British and American Literature, Comparative Literature and/or Digital Humanities.

Contact:  Dr. Charles Nelson, Executive Director, at englishjobs@kean.edu.

Michael Graves College

Interactive Advertising – to teach undergraduate studio and lecture courses within the professional BFA: Graphic Design: Interactive Advertising design program at the Union campus. Areas of specialty include integrated campaigns, social media strategy, mobile, branded content, visual storytelling and art direction, preferred motion/animation capabilities. The ideal candidate will be expected to contribute to the formation of the professional program; participate in innovate teaching and curriculum development, including writing an interactive advertising degree program; render service to the university, state, community and the profession; actively participate in professional organizations; work collaboratively and constructively with current faculty to advance pedagogy and deliver courses that inspire students; establish effective working relationships and contribute to team initiatives, particularly within the college; and develop and lead collaborative and experiential student learning activities. Master’s degree in Design or a related field and a minimum of one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level is required. Related graphic design and/or advertising professional experience is preferred.

Contact: Professor Rose Gonnella, Associate Dean, at rbsdjobs@kean.edu.

Nathan Weiss Graduate College

Department of Educational Leadership
Educational Leadership – to teach graduate level courses. Non-teaching hours will be devoted to advising students; serving on doctoral dissertation committees; working with the department’s accrediting body; and assisting with department initiatives. The Lecturer must demonstrate a commitment to program, Department and University advancement. Master’s degree in a related field and a minimum of one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level is required. Doctorate degree preferred.    

Contact: Dr. Steven LoCascio, Program Director, at eduleadjobs@kean.edu.

Application Information

Please send cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts and contact information for three professional references. Apply to the identified contact at the email address above or mail to: Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required before appointment.  Contingent on Budgetary Approval and Appropriated Funding. 

Kean University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer

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