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 a dynamic and engaged full-time Printmaking Instructor for its School of Architecture and Design. We seek individuals who are passionate about teaching and mentoring students, building successful learning environments with students, who collaboratively engage with faculty and mentor students, and who are ambitious about developing new and impactful research within the Kuwait region.
AIU invites applicants for a full-time Printmaking Instructor appointment in the Graphic Design program. 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 Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. 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, specializing 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.
Expert in Fine Arts, Visual Art, Applied Art, Graphic Design, Textile Design, Art and Design, Illustration and Drawing, or equivalent or related field
Practical communication skills in English
University teaching experience
Commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship
Interest and experience working effectively with a diverse university community.
Ability and willingness to work collaboratively with member of the faculty from a variety of disciplines.
Arts and Design: 2 years (Required)
Teaching: 1 year (Preferred)
Education and Skills Required:
To qualify for this role, you must possess the following:
BA/BSc in Fine Art, Visual Art, Applied Art, Graphic Design, Textile Design, Art and Design, Illustration and Drawing, or equivalent or related field.
Press and Etching Machine experience.
Printmaking techniques Experience, such as intaglio (methods of etching and engraving), lithography, and collagraph.
Silkscreen printing Experience.
Ability to read part drawings.
Knowledge of computers required (Microsoft Office, Windows, Email, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign)
Ability to wear safety apparel and safety gear for extended periods of time, including protective gloves, and a dust mask, respirator, or goggles.
Team player, open to new ideas and teamwork, self-motivated individual, willing to continually strive to increase personal knowledge and value.
Flexible, reliable, with the ability to work with no supervision.
Good communication skills.
Fluency in the English Language.
The Printmaking Instructor at the American International University-Kuwait will load, operate, maintain, and supervise Printmaking labs that include the Press and Etching Machine, Silkscreen machine and Lighting Tables
The Printmaking Instructor will help students to design the prints themself and create the artistic prints by using a variety of printing techniques such as intaglio (methods of etching and engraving), lithography, collagraph, and screen printing, on wood, metal, stone, or other materials. After which, he will transpose them onto another surface, generally using a printing press.
Surfaces can include glass, cloth, and paper. Must have skills in electronic and digital printing processes alongside more artistic craft-based methods.
The Candidate should have the following qualifications:
Extensive knowledge, skills, and experience in graphic printmaking techniques, such as intaglio (methods of etching and engraving), lithography, collagraph, and screen printing.
Extensive knowledge, skills, and experience in print on a variety of surfaces, e.g., plastics, metal, glass, textiles, wood, and paper
Must have a comprehensive understanding of Press and Etching machines, Lighting Tables, Silkscreen operation, and safety features.
Loading/unloading parts from Etching machine, silkscreen machine, plotter, measuring and inspecting, making dimensional adjustments.
Evaluate students' designs to ensure they are compatible with the printers’ settings.
Capable of creating weekly and daily schedules for printing.
Able to calibrate and maintain lab equipment.
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
How to apply:
To apply for this position, please visit the Job Opportunities section of our webpage and submit your resume and cover letter: https://aiu.edu.kw/careers/jobs