American International University - Kuwait City
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Dec 18, 2020
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Full Time

American International University (AIU) in Kuwait is a newly established University; the first design student cohort will be admitted to University in Fall 2020. AIU offers an American style education, degrees, and majors, with the motive to educate and serve the people of Kuwait as well as international students. The University provides high quality, relevant, and varied educational programs and opportunities for the intellectual, cultural, and personal growth of all members of its community. The University values its role as an educational leader that promotes individual development and improves the overall quality of life in a diverse community.  It offers academic and professional programs, which lead to degrees from the associate through baccalaureate and masters.


The school of Architecture and Design will be offering degrees in Architecture, graphic design, and interior design. In future years, itis expected to then offer more programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.


The Dean of the Architecture and Design School is responsible for supervising all aspects of the school, including the following:


  • Full time and adjunct faculty
  • All degree programs within the school
  • Course Scheduling
  • Curriculum Development
  • Course and Degree Program Assessment
  • Website maintenance for the School
  • Searches for new and replacement positions
  • Budget for the School
  • Promotion of Research and Scholarship
  • Maintaining the Business Advisory Committee for the school
  • Have experience with the American institutional accreditation system and process as well as specialized accreditation systems such as NAAB


The Dean reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and is expected to sit in on all academic meetings as well as meetings held by other bodies as appropriate. AIU is a developing university with very dynamic features. The successful department chair will take part in the university development.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree in relevant academic field from a reputable university.
  • Documented record of administrative leadership experience.
  • Minimum of five years of teaching and research at a higher education institute.
  • Current academic rank of Professor/Associate Professor.
  • Demonstrated record of collaborative decision-making.
  • Has experience in a multicultural and multi-linguistic environment.
  • Demonstrated experience with budget management.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit.


About American International University


AIU is a new institution of higher education in Kuwait with the first student cohort admitted in fall 2019. It is a private, co-educational institution offering undergraduate degrees based on the American model of higher education. Through its educational programs, the College serves the intellectual, cultural, and personal growth of all members of its community. AIU’s offers degree programs in Engineering, Architecture, and Design, and Business Administration where the language of instruction is English.


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