Website American University of Kuwait
IEP (Position Code No. 20-121-AUKWEB 02)
Faculty OpeningsThe 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 2,500 students and over 120 UG faculty members.The University is seeking qualified faculty committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service. American education, teaching experience, and scholarly activities are preferred. Strong communication skills, cultural sensitivity, teamwork, 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 commensurate with qualifications and experience, 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) Statements on teaching goals and philosophy, research and service.
4) Copies of teaching evaluations if available.
5) Three letters of recommendation.
6) Two recent publications, writing samples or sample of professional works;
In completing your application, please quote the position code number. Incomplete applications will not be considered. For full consideration, applications should be received prior to March 18th, 2020.
Visit the AUK website (www.auk.edu.kw) to learn about the degree programs, university facilities, and campus life.
COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES
INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM
IEP (Position Code No. 20-121-AUKWEB 02): The Intensive English Program invites applications for a full-time instructor position. The IEP is looking for teachers who are energetic, flexible, think outside the box, and are knowledgeable on new pedagogical methods. Preferred 2 years’ teaching experience in a post-secondary institution of higher learning, including experience in teaching English as a Second Language with diverse and multicultural communities. The successful candidate must hold at least a Master’s Degree in English as Second Language or related field, and TESOL/CELTA certification is strongly preferred. Candidates must have strong teaching skills, outstanding communication abilities with a native speaker fluency in written and spoken English, and excellent motivational and instructional skills. The applicant must also be proficient in computer skills, Moodle experience is a plus. The instructor is responsible for teaching the assigned curriculum. Other duties include, but are not limited to, planning, evaluating assigned coursework in the program’s skills/content-based courses, participating in program assessment initiatives, and University service.