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Assistant / Associate Professor - Aviation Engineering
Australian University - Kuwait

Date Posted Feb. 20, 2024
Title Assistant / Associate Professor - Aviation Engineering
University Australian University - Kuwait
Kuwait, Kuwait
Department School of Aviation
Application Deadline May 31, 2024
Position Start Date Aug. 18, 2024
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautics
    Engineering - Other

Assistant / Associate Professor – Aviation Engineering

The School of Aviation at the Australian University (AU) invites applications for faculty positions at the level of Assistant / Associate Professor with a wealth of experience in Aviation Engineering. Successful candidates shall have a demonstrated experience in a professional environment in the field of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering and/or Aerospace 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 candidate joining AU can expect a career nourishing experience where career paths are defined, employee recognition and engagement are utmost 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 calibre 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 above-mentioned positions to join the School of Aviation, potentially commencing August 18th, 2024.  As per current needs, priority will be given to candidates with expertise in the field of aircraft maintenance engineering, aeronautical engineering and/or aerospace engineering. Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until all the positions are filled.

Brief Description of Duties:

  • Teaching and Curriculum Development:
    • Develop and deliver high-quality courses relevant to the subject area of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering and Management.
    • Supervise student assignments, provide constructive feedback.
    • Actively contribute to curriculum development, create and update comprehensive and engaging lesson plans to facilitate effective learning.
  • Student Supervision:
    • Offer guidance and mentorship to students in their assignments, projects, and final assessments.
    • Foster a supportive learning environment that promotes student success.
  • Research and Development:
    • Actively participate in research activities within the field of aviation.
    • Seek research grants and funding opportunities to support research initiatives.
    • Publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals and present at conferences, contributing to the academic growth of the Aviation department and the university.
  • Department Administration:
    • Collaborate in departmental administrative duties as required to foster the department's goals and objectives.
    • Engage in a proactive and supportive manner to contribute to the department's overall success.

Essential Qualifications and Experience:

  • D. in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or a similar relevant field;
  • Experience teaching, curriculum development, and a strong record of scholarly publication.
  • Industry exposure through research, consultancy, or professional activities;
  • 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.
  • Preference will be given to candidates graduated from and/or served previously in preeminent institutions of higher education;

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);
  • 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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