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 email). The package should contain:

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 s/he is applying.
2) A current CV
3) Statements on teaching goals and philosophy, research, and service.
4) Copies of teaching evaluations if available and letters of reference.
5) The names and addresses, both electronic and postal, of three referees.
6) Two recent publications or two writing samples.

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

Art History (Position Code 22-101 - AUKWEB 04): The American University of Kuwait is inviting applicants for an open rank full-time faculty position of art history in the Department of Art and Graphic Design. A terminal degree (Ph.D.) in the field or a closely related discipline is preferred. The Department is actively seeking candidates whose teaching and research interests focus on the history of art and design, architecture, and material/visual culture, especially as it pertains to the Arab and Islamic world and/or the Middle East; other closely related non-Western specializations will also be considered.
  
Candidates must have previous teaching experience at the university level. Responsibilities include but are not limited to teaching courses that help fulfill the humanities and Arabic culture components of AUK's general education requirements, teaching core art history requirements for the major which includes the history of design, advising students, and service to the Department, College, and University through committee involvement, student assessment, and course development.

Communication/Media Studies (Position Code 21-201- AUKWEB 10): The Department of Communication and Media is currently accepting applications for a full-time position to teach introductory and advanced courses in communication, media studies, digital media production, and/or promotional media. The ideal candidate will establish and implement a new track in electronic media. S/he should have skills in several of the following: digital media, visual design and digital imaging, audio and video productions, simple animations, web design, optimization and maintenance, gaming, multimedia storytelling, public relations, and marketing. 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 with university teaching experience. Practical experience is a plus.

Theater/Drama (Position Code 21-301-AUKWEB 10): The Department of Music and Drama invites applications for a faculty position in theater/drama. As a small but significant department, we are especially interested in candidates who are capable of cross-teaching courses with other departments. Responsibilities include teaching introduction to acting, theater appreciation, and related theater and communication courses (one or more of the following: acting for the camera, corporate communication, technical theater, interactive media, voice and diction, script analysis), and direct and produce at least one play a year: experience with musical theater is an asset. The selected applicant is expected to be a flexible team player and remain current in teaching practices and international trends and 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.

English (Position Code 22-501-AUKWEB 03): Rank open; Ph.D. required. The Department of English invites applicants for a faculty position in Sixteenth and Seventeenth-Century British literature. The position requires teaching Sixteenth and Seventeenth-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 Sixteenth and Seventeenth-Century British literature and related fields. 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 22-502-AUKWEB 03): Rank open; Ph.D. required. The Department of English invites applicants for a faculty position in American literature. The position requires teaching American literature (area of expertise open) 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. 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 22-503-AUKWEB 03): 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.

Intensive English Program (Position Code No. 21-1201- AUKWEB 10):  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.