American University - Kuwait, DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Position:||Assistant Professor, Associate Professor|
Environmental Studies (Position Code No. 12-701- H-Net12): Candidates should have training in the social sciences and a record of interdisciplinary teaching and research. We are particularly interested in candidates with scholarship and teaching experience in environmental law and public policy, urban planning, and environmental history. The successful candidate will teach introductory, intermediate and advanced courses in the Environmental Studies program. International and regional specialists and those who can examine environmental issues from diverse perspectives are encouraged to apply. The candidate will also assist in the growth of the Environmental Studies from a minor to a major program. A Ph.D. in Environmental Studies or a closely related field is required.
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 2,000 students and over 120 UG faculty members.
The University is seeking terminally qualified faculty committed to excellence in teaching, scholarly research, and service. American education or teaching experience is preferred as is evidence of research activity. 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 competitive compensation, as well as an attractive and comprehensive benefits package, up to a maximum of 50% of annual base salary. 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 normally issued for 2 or 3 years and are renewable. Visiting appointments may be available. The screening of applications will begin immediately. U.S. interviews will be held in Washington, DC.
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:
5) The names and addresses, both electronic and postal, of three referees;
In completing your application, please quote position code number. Incomplete applications will not be considered. For full consideration, applications should be reviewed by January 20, 2013.
|Primary Category:||Environmental History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Social Sciences
Urban Design and Planning