This regular faculty appointment is a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure-track faculty position, one-year, three-year renewable, with the potential to be converted to a multi-year position.
Teaching responsibilities include a four/four teaching load consisting of undergraduate and MBA courses, depending on need, in the fields of Marketing, Entrepreneurship, and Management
Depending upon enrollments and course availability, faculty may also be offered optional summer courses for supplementary income. In addition to teaching and mentoring, AUAF faculty responsibilities include scholarship and university service. This position is subject to budget availability and to obtain a work permit.
Key outcomes include:
⮚ International quality teaching and learning in English
⮚ Scholarship that benefits student learning and the mission of the university (Boyer Model)
⮚ Advancement of the university through service
Requires travel to provinces:
Duties & Responsibilities:
Duties and Responsibilities
Faculty fulfill the roles and responsibilities described in the Faculty Handbook and university policies and procedures that detail specific faculty duties. Major responsibilities are listed below.
Except for holidays, university closures, weekends, and other breaks, faculty are expected to be working on campus in Afghanistan during the base contract period. The base contract period refers to an academic year consisting of two semesters, including pre- and post-semester faculty workshops and advising. The contractual period extends from one week before the start of the first semester to one day after spring graduation, which full-time faculty are required to attend.
Teaching and Mentoring
● Teach four undergraduate or graduate courses (12 credits) per term, evaluating student work and assessing student learning outcomes.
● Hold regular office hours and work with individual students, acting as an academic mentor.
● Remain engaged and current in the academic profession and their disciplines.
● Remain scholarly active, contributing scholarship that goes beyond professional engagement to include the creation of intellectual products that are available to internal and/or external audiences.
● Contribute to the overall well-being and development of the university.
● Service to the university includes both internal activities and external outreach on the behalf of the institution.
● Service can take many forms, including fostering collegiality, participating in the life of the university, assisting in curriculum review, participating actively in committee work, developing the capacity of external stakeholders on the behalf of AUAF, consulting and grant-writing for the university and other external services to the external community.
● A strong sense of values and ethics, consistent with the mandate of the American University of Afghanistan.
● Demonstrated experience with a learning management system, Canvas preferred.
● Master’s degree in a relevant discipline from an accredited university required; Ph.D. degree in business or closely related subject preferred.
● Significant teaching experience in western higher education and evidence of excellence in university teaching.
● Excellent oral and written English skills
● Practical industry experience is desired.
● Publications and/or evidence of professional engagement and industry experience is preferred.
● Experience teaching in international, multicultural, developing and/or post-conflict settings preferred.
● A team player with the ability to work independently on departmental projects.
● Experience in advising students both academically and professionally.
● An additional preferred qualification is the ability to teach in other disciplinary or cross-disciplinary areas, including Business, IT, and/or the Social Sciences, using quantitative, computational and technological methods.
● An additional preferred qualification is some experience coordinating BBA and MBA programs.
Benefits and Environment
This is an exceptional opportunity to work at a recently formed university in an emerging and rapidly changing society.
The American University of Afghanistan offers a generous benefits package that includes a competitive salary, air transportation, university-provided accommodation, and paid international health care insurance for international employees.
International faculty and staff live and work on AUAF’s 50-acre main campus or the 5-acre campus across the street. The AUAF campuses utilize state-of-the-art security infrastructure and protocols and are protected by a large professional security corps. Transportation between the adjacent campuses or to approved locations and the airport is by armored, guarded vehicles.
To apply, please send as a single PDF document: a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), statement of teaching purpose, and contact information for three references to email@example.com Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please, include Vacancy# AF-Int-15-2020 and Job Title “Instructor/Assistant/Associate Professor of Marketing, Entrepreneurship, and Management” in the subject line of the email, otherwise, the application will not be considered. Applications in languages other than English will not be reviewed. Please be advised that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. A written test or example of work may be used as a form of screening.
If hired, the successful applicant is expected to provide official proof of academic degrees (transcripts sent from the degree-granting school directly to AUAF).
- Address Kabul, Afghanistan