JOB – Visiting Asst. Prof., American Univ. of Kuwait, 2-3 yr appt.

AUK Logo2-3 Year Teaching Position; Deadline: September 12, 2012

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 1,900 students and over 130 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 candidates degree and previous employment history. Successful candidates will teach undergraduate classes to majors and non-majors of diverse cultural backgrounds, 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, up to a maximum of 50% of annual base salary. 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 normally issued for 2 or 3 years and are renewable. Visiting appointments may be available. The screening of applications will begin immediately. U.S. interviews will be held in Washington, DC.


Environmental Studies (Position Code No. 12-401- CHE05): Candidates should have training in the social sciences and a record of interdisciplinary teaching and research.  While all qualified specializations will be considered, we encourage candidates with scholarship and teaching experience especially in these areas: sustainable development, human ecology, environmental design, environmental ethics, environmental history, environmental justice, environmental policy, and political ecology. The successful candidate will teach introductory, intermediate and advanced courses in the Environmental Studies program.  International and regional specialists and those who can examine environmental issues from diverse perspectives are encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. in Environmental Studies or a closely related field is required.

Application Instructions:

Application packages are to be submitted electronically to Attachments must not exceed 10 MB per e-mail. The package should contain the following:

1) Cover letter, detailing the candidates specific interest in AUK, and how the candidates 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;

 In completing your application, please quote position code number.  Incomplete applications will not be considered. For full consideration, applications should be reviewed by September 12, 2012.