Assistant Professor in Arabic

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 2,500 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 Instructions:

Application packages are to be submitted electronically to faculty@auk.edu.kw (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) The names and addresses, both electronic and postal, of three referees.
6) Two recent publications or two writing samples;

In completing your application, please quote position code number. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position will remain open until filled.

Visit the AUK website (www.auk.edu.kw) to learn about the degree programs, university facilities, and campus life.

COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES

DEPARTMENT OF ARABIC AND FOREIGN LANGUAGES

Arabic (Position Code No. 18- 401- MESA 09): Assistant Professor. Teach undergraduate language and literature/culture courses. Ability to work with beginning level students as well as those with varied skills in Arabic. Candidates should have native fluency in Arabic. Preference will be given to the candidates who are familiar with the Gulf region. Substantial teaching experience in language and literature is a prerequisite. Ph.D. in the relevant field is a must.

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