THEATER/DRAMA (Position Code 20-301-AUKWEB 09):

Competitive Salary
Oct 08, 2020
Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

American University of Kuwait 
Faculty Openings

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 2,500 students and over 120 UG faculty members. 

The Department of Music and Drama invites applications for a faculty position in theater/drama. Responsibilities include teaching introduction to acting, theater appreciation and other related courses, direct and produce at least two productions a year from a variety of genres, maintain visibility in the community, and work with regional theater partners and participants. The chosen theater/drama professor is expected to be a flexible team player and to take part in department activities as well as in university service. He/she should remain current in theater/drama teaching practices and international trends, and also be sensitive to working with students with a wide range of abilities and goals. Minimum qualifications are a Master’s degree in Theater/Drama but a Doctorate/ABD is preferred.

The University is seeking qualified faculty committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service.  American education, teaching experience, and scholarly activities are preferred. Strong communication skills, cultural sensitivity, teamwork, 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 compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience, 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.

Application Instructions:

Application packages are to be submitted electronically to  (attachments must not exceed 10 MB per e-mail). The package should contain: 

  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. Statements on teaching goals and philosophy, research, and service.
  4. Copies of teaching evaluations if available.
  5. Three letters of recommendation.
  6. Two recent publications, writing samples, or sample of professional works.

In completing your application, please quote the position code number. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position will remain open until filled.

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



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