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Assistant Professor / Full Professor - Civil Engineering
Australian University - Kuwait

Date Posted Feb. 21, 2024
Title Assistant Professor / Full Professor - Civil Engineering
University Australian University - Kuwait
Kuwait, Kuwait
Department College of Engineering
Application Deadline May 31, 2024
Position Start Date Aug. 18, 2024
  • Assistant Professor
  • Transportation Engineering
    Structural Engineering
    Civil Engineering

Assistant Professor / Full Professor – Civil Engineering

The College of Engineering at the Australian University (AU) invites applications for faculty positions at the level of Full Professor or Assistant Professor in the area of Civil Engineering. Successful candidates should have demonstrated teaching and research abilities in the related fields of Transportation or Structural Engineering.

AU is one of Kuwait's leading academic institutions that offer learning opportunities in the disciplines of Aviation, Business and Engineering. AU is committed to becoming a pioneer in providing analytical and hands-on skills for its students that are current with the labor market needs. AU focuses on innovative teaching and learning methodologies that in turn reflect on students' thinking approach towards problem solving and project-based learning in many of the offered disciplines. Furthermore, AU advocates the building of a sustainable research and development environment dedicated to contributing to the society and economic development aligned with the New Kuwait 2035 vision.

Successful candidates’ joining AU can expect a career nourishing experience where career paths are defined, employee recognition and engagement are valued and professional development opportunities are specified and executed. For all of these reasons and more AU is recognized and accredited by the Investors In People organization, which is a mark in high performance in organizational people management.

AU is dedicated to attracting the highest caliber faculty from across the world to continue offering a multicultural experience for our students, faculty and staff.

To this end, AU seeks experienced faculty members that are keen to be part of this dynamic institution that matches the abovementioned academic rank to join the College of Engineering - Civil Engineering Department commencing 18th August 2024. At this stage, priority will be given to candidate’s specialty with a strong record of undergraduate and graduate education, a nationally and internationally recognized research record and a strong vision for multidisciplinary research related to Transportation, Highway Engineering, or Structural Engineering. Preference will be given to the candidates who will combine excellence in teaching with a demonstrated capacity to conduct interdisciplinary research that will expand and complement our current research program.

Screening of applications will begin immediately; however, hiring decision will be subject to staffing needs and students’ enrolment numbers.

Essential Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate in a related discipline from an accredited institution is required.
  • Preference will be given to candidates graduated from and/or served previously in preeminent institutions of higher education;
  • Excellent teaching and curriculum development experience;
  • Industry exposure through research, consultancy, or professional activities;
  • The ability to teach other civil engineering discipline courses outside the candidate specialty;
  • Strong record of scholarly publication, an ability to attract and sustain externally sponsored research funding;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English; and
  • The ability to communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders.

You are kindly requested to attach the following documents along with your application:

  • A cover letter summarizing teaching and research experience;
  • A copy of an updated CV, including nationality, date of birth (for visa purposes);
  • A statement of teaching vision;
  • A statement of research vision; and
  • The names of three referees, one of which should be an academic supervisor (if possible).

More about AU: Programs at AU lead to diploma and bachelor degrees in a number of engineering, aviation, and business disciplines. The language of instruction is English. AU programs are delivered in cooperation with internationally recognized universities and are accredited both locally and internationally.

AU has a strategic partnership with Central Queensland University (CQU) Australia. Additionally, all the programs offered by the College of Business are accredited by the American Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The engineering programs are accredited by Engineers Australia whereas our Aviation programs are accredited by EASA as an international body and many other local Aviation regulators. Furthermore, our English Language Department is accredited by EAQUALS for its commitment to excellence in English language education.

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