Three Open-Rank Positions: Digital Media Production/Emerging Media/Strategic Communication at Gulf University for Science and Technology
The Gulf University for Science and Technology is Kuwait’s first private, American-model university with a current enrollment of approximately 3,600 students. GUST currently offers programs in the Arts and Sciences, as well as Business—including an MBA.
The Department of Mass Communication and Media (MCM) invites applications for three open-rank, full-time positions. All candidates are expected to hold a PhD in a relevant field by the time of application and have a demonstrated record of scholarly achievement. Research interests in the MENA region are welcomed but not expected.
Position 1: Media Production/Broadcast Specialist
The ideal candidate will have a mix of academic, professional and technical expertise in the areas of broadcasting and digital media production. Experience in radio or television broadcast production preferred. Teaching responsibilities include fundamentals of broadcasting, field production courses and mass media management. Additional skills such as cinematography, editing, audio production or digital storytelling an asset. The candidate will play a leadership role in the evolution of our current broadcasting concentration into a broader emphasis on multimedia production on set, on location, and online.
Position 2: Emerging Media
Candidate sought with expertise on the social impacts of digital media, as well as the effective application and evaluation of social media tools. Specialized interest in digital media production, strategic communication, media regulation or visual communication would complement both the current and future curriculum. Teaching expectations include media theory, social media planning and evaluation, writing for the media and general mass communication courses in line with the candidate’s background and interests.
Position 3: Strategic Communication
Candidate sought with expertise in strategic communication, international/intercultural public relations or other related areas. Interest in or experience with community engagement and social responsibility is highly desirable. Teaching expectations include a range of PR courses, as well as communication campaigns, advertising, integrated marketing communication, persuasive writing or political communication. Those with professional experience are especially welcome.
The Department of Mass Communication and Media offers a B.A. degree with concentrations in public relations and advertising, visual communication, and radio/TV broadcasting. There are approximately 500 majors overall with the largest majority concentrating in PR. The MCM department prides itself on an active and collegial academic environment with a strong commitment to experiential learning. The department expects its first American accreditation by Fall 2017. All instruction is in English.
GUST offers generous salaries and an excellent package, including housing and transportation allowances, educational allowances for dependents, private medical and dental plans, as well as annual return airfare home. Kuwait is also a tax-free country. Interested applicants are requested to visit our vacancies page and fill out the online form for the corresponding position. Then upload supporting documents, including a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information for at least three references. A confirmation of the submission will be sent immediately.
Review of applications begins in December 2016 and will continue until the positions are filled.