Faculty Position in Socio-Cultural Anthropology

American University of Kuwait
Faculty Openings AY 2019-2020

COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

Anthropology (Position Code No. 18-701- MESA 11): The College of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Kuwait (AUK) invites applications for a faculty position in the field of socio-cultural anthropology for the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in anthropology. The specialization is open but priority is given to, Africa, East Asia, South Asia and the Middle East. 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.

The American University of Kuwait 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.

Contracts are issued for 3 years and are renewable. For more information, see our website at www.auk.edu.kw

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:

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 the position code number. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position will remain open until filled.

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