School of Architecture and Design
Position accepts single, unaccompanied candidates, only
American International University - Kuwait City
for the 2023-2024 Academic year
American International University (AIU) is looking for dynamic and engaged full-time faculty for its School of Architecture and Design. We seek individuals who are passionate about teaching and mentoring students, building successful learning environments with students, and collaboratively engaging with faculty and mentoring students.
AIU invites applicants for a full-time Faculty (Assistant, Associate) appointment in the Interior Design department. The ideal candidate is an innovative professional who leverages professional trends and technologies to deliver relevant classroom experiences. The successful candidate will be an active member of the design field. The individual will also be able to utilize and teach both studio coursework as well as technical or supplemental courses, and demonstrate experience with standard industry tools including AutoCAD, Revit, and 3D Max. Also, the candidate will possess the ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures. The position carries the expectation for research and school and University service in addition to teaching responsibilities.
Candidates should demonstrate excellence in teaching related to their specific expertise within the professional Interior Design curriculum, and be able to work within a small program, specialized in personal attention. Also, we expect leadership in undergraduate programs, curriculum development, mentoring, and startups. We welcome candidates who will diversify our curriculum and our faculty regarding race, gender, and ethnicity.
Teaching and Learning Support
University teaching experience is a must.
Commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship
Interest and experience working effectively with a diverse university community.
Demonstrate excellence in teaching related to their specific expertise within the professional Interior Design curriculum.
Ability to update and develop professionally through further education and training.
Sound knowledge of the material, spatial and experiential discipline of Interior Design.
Sound knowledge of producing a design strategy through analyzing the existing building and composing of the Interior Design elements of Object, Space and Experience.
Research and Scholarship
Active in academic research and have a good record of international publications.
Leadership in undergraduate programs, curriculum development, mentoring, and startups.
A sound understanding of research/innovation and scholarly activity.
Prepare presentations at local, national, international academic and practitioner conferences.
Ability to organize and lead an exhibition in appropriate events of students works.
Effective communication skills in English
Ability and willingness to work collaboratively with faculty from a variety of disciplines.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.
Ability to provide activities for students that encourage learning abilities.
Ability to provide a supportive and caring environment for students.
Interior Design: 5 years (Required)
University Teaching: 5 years (Required)
PhD degree in Interior Design
About American International University:
AIU is a new institution of higher education in Kuwait whose first student cohort was admitted in fall 2019. It is a private, co-educational institution offering undergraduate degrees based on the American model of higher education, including a comprehensive general education curriculum. Through its educational and student services programming, the University serves the intellectual, cultural, and personal growth of all members of its community. AIU offers degree programs in Engineering, Architecture, and Design, and Business Administration where the language of instruction is English.
For more information about AIU visit: www.aiu.edu.kw