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Head of Computer and Electrical Engineering Department
Gulf University for Science and Technology

Date Posted Apr. 13, 2022
Title Head of Computer and Electrical Engineering Department
University Gulf University for Science and Technology
Kuwait, Kuwait
Department Engineering Department
Application Deadline Open until Filled
Position Start Date Sep. 1, 2022
  • Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Computer Engineering
    Electrical and/or Electronics

Job Description

The Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering at GUST invites applications for a Head of Department position to start in Fall 2022.

The ideal candidate must be ambitious and demonstrate the ability to work both individually and as part of a multidisciplinary team where scientific creativity is essential. The candidate should possess excellent communication skills in English, along with leadership and management skills to conduct the daily departmental activities.

Minimum Qualifications

The applicant must have completed a Ph.D. in Computer or Electric Engineering from a reputable North American (U.S. or Canada) or European university with extensive teaching experience and an academic rank of Associate / Full Professor. The State of Kuwait does not recognize degrees from online universities. The successful candidate should have a significant research record, demonstrated by a strong academic portfolio, among other, articles in leading peer-reviewed journals, funded research projects, etc. In addition, the applicant should work in close collaboration with the research centers of the graduate and research office at GUST.

Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST) was established in 2002 as Kuwait's first private American-model liberal arts university and affiliated with the University of Missouri Saint Louis (UMSL) and will be offering the engineering programs in affiliation with Missouri University of Science & Technology (Missouri S&T). GUST currently offers several programs in Arts and Sciences and Business, including an MBA degree. GUST is internationally accredited by various bodies, including ABET/CAC (Computer Science), ACA (Mass Communication), AACSB (Business), NOSS (Foundation Program Unit), and CEA (Foundation Program in English).

Campus: The Mishref campus expresses GUST’s vision of higher education in Kuwait and provides the most up-to-date facilities and environment for active learning. GUST campus gives a strong and positive impression in terms of design, functionality, and accessibility.

The State of Kuwait is in western Asia in the Middle East situated on the northern edge of Eastern Arabia at the tip of the Persian Gulf.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusiveness

GUST is committed to thriving an environment of cultural diversity with faculty and staff members originating from a mixture of different cultural backgrounds, personal and professional experiences, and various traits which enrich the workplace. Cultural inclusiveness and employment equity are profoundly embedded in GUST’s mission.

GUST offers generous salary packages which include several benefits, including housing and transportation allowances, educational allowances for children under the age of 18, private medical insurance as well as annual airfare return home tickets for self and dependents besides an end of service indemnity. The state of Kuwait is an income-tax-free country.

Appointments will be contractual, open-ended, and renewed upon positive annual performance evaluations in teaching, research, and service.

Interested applicants are invited to visit our employment portal ( to fill out an online form and submit their curriculum vitae, copies of their degrees, a research statement highlighting past and current research experience along with the contacts of at least two references. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Note that this position is NOT located in the United States, and thus, the selected applicant should be willing to relocate to Kuwait.

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