Tuesday, November 18, 2008

American University of Kuwait

The American University of Kuwait (AUK) is a private, co-educational university in Kuwait organized on the U.S. model of undergraduate liberal arts education. 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 and is seeking U.S. accreditation. Visit the AUK website (www.auk.edu.kw) to learn about the degree programs, university facilities, and campus life.

The medium of instruction is English, and native speakers of English are preferred; American education and/or teaching experience required. AUK admitted its first students in September 2004 and currently has more than 1,950 students and 120 faculty members. AUK is seeking faculty who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarly research, and service to the profession. Outstanding communication skills, cultural sensitivity, and effective use of classroom media and technology are expected. 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.

Contracts are normally issued for 3 years and are renewable. Visiting appointments for 2 years or less may be available. The screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. U.S. interviews will be held in Washington, DC.

Physics/Mathematics (Position Code No. 08306- CHE11): Rank open, Ph.D. in Physics or Mathematics or related field required. The successful candidate will teach a variety of undergraduate classes in Physics and Mathematics. Duties will also include research & service to the institution. AUK is a new and rapidly growing Liberal Arts University established in 2004 in collaboration with Dartmouth University.

Benefits Package:
AUK offers a comprehensive benefits package. Faculty rank will be determined by the candidate's degree and previous employment history. There is no personal income tax in Kuwait. For international hires, benefits include roundtrip travel for faculty members and dependents, health insurance for employee and family members, tuition allowance for up to two children through high school, accommodation subsidy, and annual summer leave travel for faculty and dependents, and an end-of-contract indemnity. Kuwaiti nationals will receive other designated benefits. AUK is an equal opportunity employer, fully committed to becoming a model university of the twenty-first century in the region.

Application Instructions:
Application packages are to be submitted electronically to faculty@auk.edu.kw. 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) Statement on research and service and statement of teaching methodology, including curricular development that the individual has initiated and executed; 4) Names, addresses, e-mail, and phone numbers for three professional references. Full application instructions will be e-mailed to the selected candidate.

In completing your application, please quote position code number. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The deadline for receiving applications is February 15, 2009, or until the position is filled.

For more information, email aiibrahim@auk.edu.kw, or phone +965 22248399