Faculty Openings AY2017-2018

The American University of Kuwait in Kuwait

Deadline August 14, 2016
Date Posted June 14, 2016
Type Non tenure track
Salary Competitive
Employment Type Full-time

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.

 

 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) 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;

5) The names and addresses, both electronic and postal, of three referees.

6) Two recent publications /two writing samples;

In completing your application, please quote position code number.  Incomplete applications will not be considered. For full consideration, applications should be reviewed prior to September 1, 2016.

 

Visit the AUK website (www.auk.edu.kw) to learn about the degree programs, university facilities, and campus life.

 

 

COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES 

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCES AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS

 

Information Systems (Position Code No. 16-802- CHE 06): Rank Assistant Professor; only Ph.D. in Information Systems applications will be considered for this position. Applications from recent graduates in the IS field are strongly encouraged. The successful candidate will teach a range of courses, such as: IS Security and Risk Management, Enterprise Architecture and IS Strategy and Acquisition. A commitment to enhancing undergraduate research opportunities for students is desirable.  Faculty duties include student advising, and service to the department, College and University.  The Computer Science program closely follows the ACM/IEEE Computing Curriculum guidelines. Knowledge of program accreditation and curriculum development is preferred. 

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

 

Electrical Engineering (Position Code No. 16-901- CHE 06): Rank Assistant Professor or higher; Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or a related field required; specifically in Power Systems, Machines, or Power Electronics. Industry experience is a  plus.  The successful candidate will teach a range  of undergraduate classes. A commitment to enhancing undergraduate research opportunities for students is desirable.  Faculty duties include student advising, and service to the department, College and University.  The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department is seeking ABET accreditation.

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS & NATURAL SCIENCES

 

Mathematics (Position Code No. 16-1001- CHE 06): Rank Assistant Professor or higher; Ph.D. in Mathematics, Mathematics Education or Statistics is required. Candidate must have a strong record of teaching, research and service. The successful candidate will teach a range of mathematics and statistics service courses, and engage in scholarly activity.  Faculty duties include service to the department, College and University

 

Biology (Position Code No. 16-1002- CHE 06): Rank Assistant Professor or higher; Ph.D. in Biology or related fields is required. Candidate must have a strong record of teaching, research and service. The successful candidate will teach a range of introductory biology courses and engage in scholarly activity.  Faculty duties include service to the department, College and University.

 

Physics Lab instructor (Position Code No. 16-1003- CHE 06): Rank instructor or senior instructor; M. Sc. in Physics is required. Candidate must have a strong record of teaching and service. The successful candidate will teaching a range of introductory physics labs for engineering and general education and engage in scholarly activity.  Faculty duties include service to the department, college and University.

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC AND DRAMA

 

Assistant Professor of Music (Position Code No. 16-301- CHE 06): The Department of Music and Drama invites applicants for a position as Assistant Professor of Music, with a focus on choral music. The successful candidate will be able to teach beginning choir as well as two or more of the following: Intro to Music Theory, Intro to Piano Lab, Beginning Music Technology or Computer Applications in Music, Drum Circle, or coach an extra-curricular ensemble. Responsibilities include developing a university-community choir, recruiting and retaining participants, maintaining visibility in the community and working with regional music educators, and actively taking part in department activities and university service. Masters degree required but doctorate or ABD preferred. A background in secondary music education is a plus. The Music Department has no major and serves the greater student body. We seek a professional who is a flexible team player, but also adept in pedagogy and sensitive to working with students with a wide range of abilities.

 

Assistant Professor of Theatre/Drama (Position Code No. 16-302- CHE 06):

The Department of Music and Drama invites applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Theatre/Drama. Responsibilities include teaching Intro 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 will be part of a department and is expected to be a flexible team player and to take part in department activities as well as university service. He/she should remain current in theatre/drama teaching practices and international trends, and as a pedagogue, 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 MFA or Doctorate/ABD is preferred.

 

 COLLEGE OF BUSINESS & ECONOMICS 

 

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

 

Finance (Position Code No. 16-1401- CHE 06): Rank, Assistant Professor or higher, depending on credentials. Ph.D. in Finance from a reputable university with an accredited business program is required. A good teaching record and, in line with the College’s drive for AACSB Accreditation, evidence of research accomplishments including publications in peer reviewed journals are expected. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach International Finance, Fixed Income Securities, and Corporate Finance. Faculty duties include teaching, research, student advising, and service to the department, college, and university. All-but-dissertation candidates are also encouraged to apply.

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF MARKETING

 

Marketing (Position Code No. 16-1301- CHE 06): Rank Assistant or Associate Professor. Ph.D. in Marketing from a reputable US university with an accredited business program is required,  A good teaching record and, in line with the College's drive for AACSB Accreditation, evidence of research accomplishments including publications in peer reviewed journals is required. Faculty duties include teaching, research, student advising, and service to the department, college, and university. The successful candidate will teach a range of undergraduate marketing courses including marketing strategy, service marketing, consumer behavior, marketing research, and supply chain management. All-but-dissertation candidates are also encouraged to apply.

 

International Business Management (Position Code No. 16-1302- CHE 06): Rank Assistant or Associate Professor. Ph.D. in international business, or a related field, from a reputable US university with an accredited business program is required. A good teaching record and, in line with the College's drive for AACSB Accreditation, evidence of research accomplishments including publications in peer reviewed journals are expected. The successful candidate will teach a range of undergraduate business courses, including international business, business research methods, business strategy, and introduction to business. Faculty duties include teaching, research, student advising, and service to the department, college, and university. All-but-dissertation candidates are also encouraged to apply.

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS

 

Economics (Position Code No. 16-1501- CHE 06): Rank Assistant Professor or higher.

Ph.D. in Economics from an American or a reputable university with an accredited business program is required. A good undergraduate teaching record and, in line with the College’s drive for AACSB Accreditation, evidence of research accomplishments including publications in peer reviewed journals are expected. The successful candidate is expected to excel in teaching, be actively engaged in research, and support the college's drive for AACSB accreditation. Teaching responsibility includes a range of undergraduate economics courses, especially intermediate micro- and macroeconomics, economics of labor, economic development, environmental and resource economics, international economics, money & banking, quantitative analysis for business, and econometrics. Faculty duties include teaching, research, student advising, and service to the department, college, and university. All-but-dissertation candidates are also encouraged to apply.

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING

 

Accounting (Position Code No. 16-1601- CHE 06): Rank open; Ph.D. in Accounting from a reputable university with an accredited business program is required. CPA or other professional certification is a plus.   A good teaching record and evidence of research accomplishments including publications in peer reviewed journals are expected.  The successful candidate will teach a range of undergraduate accounting courses, especially financial accounting and/or auditing. Faculty duties include teaching, research, student advising, and service to the department, college, and university. All-but-dissertation candidates are also encouraged to apply.

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT AND HUMAN RESOURCE MANGEMENT

 

Management (Position Code No. 16-1701- CHE 06): Rank Assistant Professor or higher. Ph.D. in HRM, Management, or Organizational Behavior from a reputable university with an accredited business program is required. A good teaching record and, consistent with the College’s drive for AACSB Accreditation, evidence of research accomplishments including publications in peer reviewed journals are expected. The successful candidate will teach a range of undergraduate management courses, especially principles of management and entrepreneurship. Faculty duties include teaching, research, student advising, and service to the department, college, and university. All-but-dissertation candidates are also encouraged to apply.

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