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 Intensive English Program (IEP) prepares students seeking admittance to AUK in English proficiency and is a part of the College of Arts and Sciences. The IEP has full accreditation from the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA), and AUK is accredited by the Council for Private Universities of the Kuwait Ministry of Higher Education.
COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES
INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM
Intensive English Program (Position Code No. 18-121- TESOLINT 10): The successful candidate must hold at least a Master’s Degree in English as Second Language or related field, and TESOL/CELTA certification is strongly preferred. Candidates must have strong teaching skills, outstanding communication abilities with a high level of proficiency in written and spoken English, excellent motivational and instructional skills. Preferred 2 years’ experience teaching in a post-secondary institution of higher learning, including experience in teaching English as a Second Language, with diverse and multicultural communities are preferred. The applicant must also be proficient in computer skills. All short-listed applicants must be reviewed and approved by our affiliate, Dartmouth College.
The instructor is responsible for teaching the assigned curriculum. Other duties include, but are not limited to, planning, evaluating assigned coursework in the program’s skills/content-based courses, participating in program assessment initiatives, and University service.
Application packages are to be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org and CC: Ms. Miral AlDesouqi: Administrative Assistant IEP: Maldesouqi@auk.edu.kw and Mr. Scott Berlin, Hiring Committee Chair: email@example.com. (attachments must not exceed 10 MB per e-mail). 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 of teaching methodology, including curricular development that the individual has initiated and executed and a statement of research and service; 4) Copies of teaching evaluations if available;
5) The names and contact information, both electronic and postal, of three references; and
6) Two writing samples or recent publications.
In completing your application, please quote position code number. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The deadline for receiving applications is open until filled.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 18-121- TESOLINT 10
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, conduct research, participate in student advising, honor office hours, and serve on faculty committees.
AUK offers competitive comp...ensation, 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. AUK is an equal opportunity employer, fully committed to becoming a model university of the twenty-first century in the region.
Contracts are issued for 3 years and are renewable.