Faculty Positions | American University of Kuwait AY2016-2017
The American University of Kuwait (AUK) is a private university in Kuwait organized on the U.S. model of undergraduate liberal arts education. The medium of instruction is English. The University is accredited by the Council for Private Universities of the Kuwait Ministry of Higher Education. AUK also has a Memorandum of Understanding with Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. AUK admitted its first students in September 2004 and currently has approximately 2,000 students and over 120 UG faculty members.
The University is seeking terminally qualified faculty committed to excellence in teaching, scholarly research, and service. American education or teaching experience is preferred as is evidence of research activity. Outstanding communication skills, cultural sensitivity, and effective use of classroom media and technology are expected. Faculty rank will be determined by the candidate’s degree and previous employment history. 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.
AUK offers competitive compensation, as well as an attractive and comprehensive benefits package. There is no personal income tax, and US citizens may be eligible to take advantage of the IRS foreign tax exclusion. AUK is an equal opportunity employer, fully committed to becoming a model university of the twenty-first century in the region.
Contracts are issued for 3 years and are renewable.
COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF ARTS AND GRAPHIC DESIGN
Graphic Design (Position Code No. 15-101- ICOGRADA 06):
Assistant Professor of Graphic Design or higher. Teach Graphic Design courses at all levels in an expanding undergraduate degree (BA) program; contribute in area of specialization; advise students. The ideal candidate is well versed in graphic design theory and application, industry standards, and traditional and digital media.
Candidate must be flexible, energetic, and comfortable teaching in a multi-cultural environment. Must enjoy working as an integral part of a growing team of professors. Responsibilities include student advising, departmental/university service and involvement in program development. Should be actively involved in own creative/scholarly activity.
Candidates must have a (terminal) graduate degree in Graphic Design (M.F.A. or above), teaching experience, and a demonstrated record of professional design practice (publications, exhibitions, and/or equivalent professional practice).
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) Statement on research and service and statement of teaching methodology, including curricular development that the individual has initiated and executed;
4.) Copies of teaching evaluations if available; and supervisor evaluations (as available).
5) The names and addresses, both electronic and postal, of three referees and their telephone numbers.
6) 10-20 digital examples of personal work; 10-20 examples of student work.
In completing your application, please quote position code number. Incomplete applications will not be considered. For full consideration, applications should be reviewed by August 28, 2015.