American University - Kuwait, English Department
Assistant Professor, English
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Position:||Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Full Professor|
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 candidate’s 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.
English (Position Code No. 12-201- HNET09): Open rank, Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or Linguistics strongly preferred. Candidates will be committed to excellence in teaching and scholarly research. ABD’s will be considered but must show evidence of degree completion prior to appointment. Specialization in developmental writing, multilingual writers, and/or interest in developing and using innovative writing technologies a plus. Must demonstrate familiarity with best practices in teaching college-level writing. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate writing courses such as Developmental Writing, Freshman Composition, Research Writing, and Professional Writing to a diverse student body.
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:
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 February 3, 2013.