AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF KUWAIT
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Communication and Media
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 packages are to be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org (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 by August 28, 2015.
Visit the AUK website to learn about the degree programs, university facilities, and campus life.
Electronic Media (Position Code No. 15-201- ICA 06): Full-time position in electronic media. Rank Assistant Professor, or higher, depending upon qualifications and experience. The candidate will possess the necessary expertise required for the development of a new track in electronic media in the Department. The ideal candidate will be able to teach a variety of classes in digital media, social media, and other forms of ‘new’ media. The ability to teach inter-disciplinary classes is a plus. Practical industry experience is desirable. The ideal candidate will also aid in curriculum development and program assessment and carry out other tasks assigned by the Chair. Ph.D in Media Studies / Communication, and/or a related discipline, is required.
Media Studies (Position Code No. 15-202- ICA 06): Full-time position in Media Studies. Rank Assistant Professor, or higher, depending upon qualifications and experience. The ideal candidate will be able to teach courses in media planning, public relations and advertising, advertising campaigns, and media and cultural studies. A focus on the Arab world is desirable. The ability to teach inter-disciplinary courses is a plus. Practical industry experience is desirable. The ideal candidate will also aid in curriculum development and program assessment and carry out other tasks assigned by the Chair. Ph.D. in Media Studies / Communication, and/or a related discipline is required.