Faculty Positions - College of Arts & Sciences

Application Instructions:

Application packages are to be submitted electronically to CASfaculty@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 21-101-AUKWEB 1): The Department of Art and Graphic Design invites applications for a faculty position in graphic design with a focus in time-based/multi-media design. Candidates must have a terminal degree (MFA) in graphic design or a related field. Research interests in time-based/multi-media design, 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. The ideal candidate must be able to teach different levels of graphic design courses with a focus in multimedia design. Candidates must also submit an application portfolio that includes 20 examples of student work and 20 examples of professional work with descriptions.

Communication/Media Studies (Position Code 21-201- AUKWEB 01): The Department of Communication and Media is currently accepting applications for a full-time position 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 teaching skills in several of the following topics: 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 promotional media, along university-level teaching experience. Practical experience is a plus.

Theater/Drama (Position Code 21-301-AUKWEB 1): The Department of Music and Drama invites applications for a faculty position in theater/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 theater partners and participants. The chosen theater/drama professor is expected to be a flexible team player and to take part in departmental activities as well as in University services. He/she should remain current in theater/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 theater/drama; 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.


French Instructor (Position Code 21-401- AUKWEB 01): Master’s degree in the relevant field is a must. Candidates should have native fluency in French and be able to teach undergraduate language and literature/culture courses. Teaching experience is a must. Preference will be given to candidates who are familiar with the Gulf region's culture. Successful candidates are expected to teach beginner-level students as well as those with varied skills, actively participate in curriculum development, program assessment initiatives, and University services.

English (Position Code 21-501-AUKWEB 01): Rank open; Ph.D. required. The Department of English invites applicants for a faculty position in eighteenth-century British literature. The position requires teaching eighteenth-century British literature, as well as literature survey and writing courses. The applicant will mentor and advise undergraduate students, develop scholarly projects in their specialty areas, and fulfill ongoing committee and service assignments. The successful applicant should have experience teaching and working closely with students and an active record of scholarship in eighteen-century literature and related field. Preference will be given to candidates with a teaching/research background in political and aesthetic theory, gender politics, philosophy, prose, novel, drama, and poetry; in the emergence of literature and other disciplines, scientific and humanistic. Experience in departmental administration is preferred. Successful candidates will teach undergraduate classes in a multicultural setting, demonstrate a commitment to inclusion and contribute to collegial, supportive, and collaborative work environments.


English (Position Code 21-502-AUKWEB 01): Rank open; Ph.D. required. The Department of English invites applicants for a faculty position in nineteenth-century British literature. The position requires teaching nineteenth-century British literature, as well as literature survey and writing courses. The applicant will mentor and advise undergraduate students, develop scholarly projects in their specialty areas, and fulfill ongoing committee and service assignments. The successful applicant should have experience teaching and working closely with students and an active record of scholarship in nineteenth-century literature and related fields. Preference will be given to candidates with a teaching/research background in Romantic poetry, Victorian prose, novel and drama, children's literature, literature of the grotesque, and literary theory and criticism. Experience in departmental administration is preferred. Successful candidates will teach undergraduate classes in a multicultural setting, demonstrate a commitment to inclusion and contribute to collegial, supportive, and collaborative work environments.

International Relations (Position Code 21-601- AUKWEB 1): The Department of International Relations invites applications for a faculty position in the field of international relations at the rank of assistant professor or higher, with specializations in either security studies or peace studies. Ph.D. in Political Science or a related field is required. The University is seeking qualified faculty committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service. American education, undergraduate and graduate 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 No. 21-121- AUKWEB 02):  Full-time instructor position. The successful candidate must hold a master’s degree in developmental education, English as a second language, or related field.
An additional TESOL/CELTA certification is strongly preferred.  Candidates must have strong teaching skills, outstanding communication abilities with native-like fluency in written and spoken English, and excellent motivational and instructional skills.
Preferred 2 years’ experience teaching in a post-secondary institution of higher learning, including experience in teaching English to non-native speakers of diverse and multicultural communities. The applicant must also be proficient in computer skills.
All short-listed applicants must be reviewed and approved by our affiliate, Dartmouth College.