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Vice President for Academic Affairs (Position Requires Relocation to Kuwait)

American International University
Competitive Tax-Free Salary + Benefits
Date posted
Jun 1, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Vice President for Academic Affairs (Position Requires Relocation to Kuwait)
American International University - Kuwait City

Position accepts single, unaccompanied candidates, only

American International University (AIU) offers an education based on global standards, dedicated to serving both the people of Kuwait and international students. Our diverse programs encourage intellectual curiosity, cultural appreciation, and personal growth. As a leading educational institution, AIU is committed to fostering individual development and enhancing the quality of life within our community. We provide a comprehensive range of academic and professional programs, leading to degrees from associate to baccalaureate and masters, preparing our graduates for success in a dynamic world.


The Vice President for Academic Affairs will serve as a senior member of the Division of Academic Affairs team. The VPAA provides direction and managerial oversight of a variety of initiatives designed to positively impact student success, retention, and timely graduation. He/she will supervise all activities, programs, and services related to academic advising and academic support, including academic remedial and skill-building programs and testing. The VPAA will serve as the conduct officer for all cases involving violations of academic policies.  


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the conduct officer in all cases involving an alleged violation of academic policies, including those in the Student Code of Conduct and the Academic Honesty Policy.
  • Provide leadership in the planning and development of operational processes as well as the evaluation of the University’s academic development programs.
  • Lead initiatives with university departments to enhance academic readiness for all students. In collaboration with Student Affairs, implement academic intervention programs designed to identify and enhance the chances of success of students at risk.
  • Develop and administer related program budgets; including forecasting funds required for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitor division expenditures.
  • Provide training and development initiatives for staff thus ensuring each member's effective contributions to student success.
  • Maintain accurate, organized, and detailed records and develop/maintain reports as required or assigned for retention purposes.
  • Coordinate, implement, and evaluate transition programs for new, transfer, and graduate students. Develop and maintain policy and procedure manuals related to unit programs and services.
  • Assist in the identification, implementation, and evaluation of technology programs intended to enhance the operations of departments.
  • Keep abreast of developments in higher education fields as related to assigned functions.


Experience and Education:

  • Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution, PhD strongly preferred.
  • Significant work experience in the Academic Affairs profession, at least 5 years.
  • Three to five years of experience supervising professional-level staff.
  • Experience with program development and assessment.
  • Experience with designing academic systems and programs that support student learning, persistence, and retention.


About American International University

AIU is a newer 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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How to apply:

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