Faculty Positions - College of Arts & Sciences

Application Instructions:

Application packages are to be submitted electronically to faculty@auk.edu.kw (attachments must not exceed 10 MB per e-mail). The package should contain the following:

1) Cover letter detailing the candidate’s specific interest in AUK, and how the candidate’s past experience provides a suitable basis for performance in the position for which they are applying.
2) A current CV
3) Statements on teaching goals and philosophy, research, and service.
4) Copies of teaching evaluations if available. 

5) Three letters of recommendation. 

6) Two recent publications, writing samples, or sample of professional works.

 
In completing your application, please quote the position code number. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position will remain open until filled.

Graphic Design (Position Code 20-101-AUKWEB 08): The Department of Arts and Graphic Design invites applications for a faculty position in graphic design. Candidates must have a terminal degree (MFA) in graphic design or a related field; academic teaching and professional experience is a must. Research interests in graphic design, Arabic typography, interdisciplinary design education, and global practice are highly desirable. A thorough knowledge of contemporary design practice and history/theory are required, along with excellent communication skills. In addition to Arabic typography, the ideal candidate must be able to teach different levels of graphic design courses and should also be knowledgeable in one or more of the followings: Arabic calligraphy, Arabic type design, bilingual typography (Arabic/English), branding, design foundations, design systems, digital design, environmental design, and 3D design.

Communication/Media Studies (Position Code 20-201- AUKWEB 08): The Department of Communication and Media is currently accepting applications for a full-time position in communication to teach introductory and advanced courses in communication, journalism, and media studies. The ideal candidate will establish and implement a new track in electronic media. S/he should have skills in several of the following: mobile media, visual design and digital imaging, audio and video productions, simple animations, web design, optimization and maintenance, gaming, multimedia story telling. The candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. in Electronic Media Studies/Communication/Electronic Arts/Digital Media Design/or a related field; and a record that suggests scholarly or creative promise in the area of digital studies or visual studies; and university teaching experience. Practical experience is a plus.

THEATRE/DRAMA (Position Code 20-301-AUKWEB 08): The Department of Music and Drama invites applications for a faculty position in theatre/drama. Responsibilities include teaching introduction to acting, theatre appreciation, and other related courses; direct and produce at least two productions a year from a variety of genres, maintain visibility in the community, and work with regional theatre partners and participants. The chosen theatre/drama professor is expected to be a flexible team player and to take part in department activities as well as in University services. He/she should remain current in theatre/drama teaching practices and international trends, and also be sensitive to working with students with a wide range of abilities and goals. Minimum qualifications are a Master’s degree in Theatre/Drama but doctorate/ABD is preferred.

Arabic/Spanish/French (Position Code 20-403- AUKWEB 08): Rank open; PhD required. Teach undergraduate language and literature/culture courses in Arabic, French, or Spanish. Successful candidates are expected to teach beginning-level students as well as those with varied skills, actively participate in curriculum development, program assessment initiatives, and University services.

English (Position Code 20-501-AUKWEB 08): Rank open; Ph.D. required. Teach undergraduate writing courses, including basic and advanced composition. There will be opportunities to teach foundational surveys, rhetoric, and literature courses to undergraduate English majors. The successful candidate will have a minimum of three years’ experience teaching college-level courses with a commitment to lower-division teaching. We are seeking qualified faculty committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service. Experience in the American educational system is preferred. Strong communication skills, cultural sensitivity, teamwork, and effective use of classroom media and technology are expected. The candidate’s degree and previous employment history will determine faculty rank. Successful candidates will teach undergraduate classes to majors and non-majors of diverse cultural backgrounds, conduct research, participate in student advising, honor office hours, and serve on faculty committees.

International Relations (Position Code 20-601- AUKWEB 08): The Department of International Relations invites applications for a faculty position in the field of comparative politics and international relations at the rank of assistant professor or higher. The successful candidate will teach courses in comparative politics, international law, and international organizations. Ph.D. in Political Science or related field is required. The University is seeking qualified faculty committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service. American education, teaching experience, and scholarly activities are preferred. Strong communication skills, cultural sensitivity, teamwork, and effective use of classroom media and technology are expected. Successful candidates will teach undergraduate classes to majors and non-majors of diverse cultural backgrounds, conduct research, participate in student advising, honor office hours, and serve on faculty committees.

Anthropology (Position Code 20-701-AUKWEB 08): The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences invites applications for a faculty position in the field of socio-cultural anthropology at the rank of assistant professor or higher. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Anthropology. The specialization is open, but priority is given to, Africa, East Asia, South Asia and the Middle East. The University is seeking qualified faculty committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service. American education, teaching experience, and scholarly activities are preferred. Strong communication skills, cultural sensitivity, teamwork, and effective use of classroom media and technology are expected.  Successful candidates will teach undergraduate classes to majors and non-majors of diverse cultural backgrounds, conduct research, participate in student advising, honor office hours, and serve on faculty committees.

Physics/Mathematics (Position Code 20-1001- AUKWEB 08): Rank open; Ph.D. in Physics or Mathematics. The successful candidate will teach a variety of undergraduate classes in the area of physics and/or mathematics at the bachelor's level. Other responsibilities include advising students, providing service to the Department and University; willingness to support the mission of the University, familiarity with current trends in physics and mathematics, as well as integration of technology to enhance students’ learning is expected of the successful candidate. Candidates must have strong teaching skills, outstanding communication skills, excellent motivational and instructional skills with teaching experience of at least 5 years.

FYE (Position Code 20-1101-AUKWEB 08): The First-Year Experience Program invites applications for a full-time teaching position. Responsibilities include teaching introductory level First-Year Experience /Learning Essentials Course(s) to a diverse student body and serving on University committees. Successful candidates will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience teaching at the college entry-level in an American-style university, demonstrated excellence in teaching first-year students and courses, ability to use engaging pedagogy that involves students in the learning process, and a commitment to the liberal arts education, and also a willingness to nurture holistic student development.  Genuine interest in advising and mentoring new students and evidence of commitment to out-of-class contact with students are also desired. Minimum qualifications are a master’s degree but Doctoral Degree in Education, Psychology or related field in the social sciences or humanities is preferred.

Intensive English Program (Position Code 20-121- AUKWEB 08):  Full-time instructor position. The IEP is looking for teachers who are energetic, flexible, think outside the box, and are knowledgeable on new pedagogical methods.  Preferred 2 years’ teaching experience in a post-secondary institution of higher learning, including experience in teaching English as a second language with diverse and multicultural communities.  The successful candidate must hold at least a Master’s Degree in English as a Second Language or related field, and TESOL/CELTA certification is strongly preferred.  Candidates must have strong teaching skills, outstanding communication abilities with a native speaker fluency in written and spoken English, and excellent motivational and instructional skills. The applicant must also be proficient in computer skills, and Moodle experience is a plus. The instructor is responsible for teaching the assigned curriculum. Other duties include, but are not limited to, planning, evaluating assigned coursework in the program’s skills/content-based courses, participating in program assessment initiatives and University services.