Sunday, July 4, 2010

3 teaching positions in ART

Studio Arts; Assistant Professor (Position Code No. 10-203- AUKWEB06): Teach drawing and color theory courses, as well as introductory courses in chosen specialization, to non-majors and graphic design majors.  Candidates must have a firm working knowledge of concepts, processes, materials, and techniques as needed in studio courses.  University teaching experience and terminal degree in studio arts required. Candidate’s electronic application (see method of application) should submit a completed application including, 10-20 examples of personal work and 10-20 samples of student work.

Graphic Design; Assistant Professor (Position Code No. 10-201- AUKWEB06): The candidate is responsible for teaching design history, digital photography, and other introductory and advanced courses in graphic design that combines critical and formal skills with contemporary theory. Candidates should be comfortable teaching undergraduates in a multi-cultural context with a focus in design foundations. Other responsibilities include: engaging in research, serving as an academic advisor to Graphic Design majors. MFA in Graphic Design is preferred. Terminal Degree in Graphic Design or related field is required. Candidate’s electronic application (see method of application) should include 10-20 examples of personal work and student work.

Art History; Assistant Professor (Position Code No. 10-202- AUKWEB06): Teach survey courses in Western art history from prehistory to present, as well as introductory courses in chosen specialization, to non-majors and graphic design majors.  University teaching experience and terminal degree in art history required.

American University of Kuwait
Faculty Openings AY2011-12

The American University of Kuwait (AUK) is a private university in Kuwait based on the US model of undergraduate liberal arts education. The medium of instruction is English. The University is accredited by the Private Universities Council of the Kuwait Ministry of Higher Education. AUK also has a Memorandum of Understanding with Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH and is working towards US accreditation. AUK admitted its first students in September 2004 and currently has over 2,000 students and approximately120 UG faculty members. 
The University is seeking terminally qualified faculty committed to excellence in teaching, scholarly research, and service.  American education and/or teaching experience are required as is evidence of research activity. English native speakers are preferred. 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 an attractive and comprehensive benefits package.  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, as well as 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 21st Century in the region.
Contracts are normally issued for 3 years and are renewable. Visiting appointments for 1 or 2 years may be available. The screening of applications will begin immediately. US interviews will be held in Washington, DC in November 2010.

Application Instructions:
Application packages are to be submitted electronically to 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.) Copies of teaching evaluations;
5) The names and addresses, both electronic and postal, of three referees;
6) Two recent publications/two writing samples; (For large items such as books, please send hardcopies to the:
Academic Dean’s Office,
American University of Kuwait,
Salem Al Mubarak Street,
Opposite Salmiya Palace Hotel,
Salmiya, Kuwait ).

In completing your application, please quote position code number.  Incomplete applications will not be considered. The deadline for receiving applications is September 14, 2010.

Visit the AUK website ( to learn about the degree programs, University facilities, and campus life.

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