Electrical Engineering (Position Code No. 20-901 - AUKWEB 09)

Competitive Salary
Dec 20, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

American University of Kuwait
Faculty Openings

Electrical Engineering (Position Code No. 20-901 – AUKWEB 09): Rank assistant professor or higher; Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or a closely related field is required, specifically in energy systems, power systems, power electronics, instrumentation, and measurement systems. Industrial experience is a plus. The successful candidate will teach a range of undergraduate courses. A commitment to enhancing undergraduate research opportunities for students is desirable. Faculty duties include teaching, research, student advising, and service to the Department, College, and University. Knowledge of ABET program accreditation and curriculum development as well as assessment is highly desirable.

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 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 packages are to be submitted electronically to CEASfaculty@auk.edu.kw  (attachments must not exceed 10 MB per email). The package should contain the following:

 Cover letter detailing the candidate’s specific interest in AUK, and how the candidate’s past experiences provide a suitable basis for performance in the position for which they are applying.

  1. A current CV.
  2. Statements on teaching goals and philosophy, research, and service.
  3. Copies of teaching evaluations if available.
  4. The names and addresses, both electronic and postal, of three referees.
  5. Two recent publications or two writing samples.

 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 (www.auk.edu.kw) to learn about the degree programs, university facilities, and campus life.


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