American University - Kuwait, SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
Anthropology, Environmental Studies - Open Rank
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COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
Anthropology ((Position Code No: 13-701- H-Net 10): (rank open) in cultural anthropology. Applicants should have a strong commitment to teaching undergraduate courses in anthropology, and an active research program that can involve undergraduate students. While all geographical specializations will be considered, the ideal candidate will have a research specialization in one or more of the following: gender, globalization, transnationalism, migration, ecology and human rights. A Ph.D. in cultural anthropology or closely related area is required.
Environmental Studies (Position Code No. 13-702- H-Net 10): rank open: Candidates must have research interests that address environmental issues from a social science perspective. While all specializations will be considered, we encourage candidates with interests in one or more of the following areas: sustainable development, human ecology, environmental design, environmental ethics, environmental history, environmental justice, environmental policy, and political ecology. Candidate must also have a strong commitment to teaching undergraduate courses, and will be responsible for developing a curriculum for a major in Environmental Studies. A Ph.D. in Environmental Studies or a closely related field is required.
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.
6) Two recent publications /two writing samples;
In completing your application, please quote position code number. Incomplete applications will not be considered. For full consideration, applications should be reviewed by December 1, 2013.
About the American University of Kuwait:
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.
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