Associate Professor of Politics and International Studies

American University of Afghanistan
  • Location
    Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Aug 28

Position description

Founded in 2006, the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) is a private, non-profit, nationally accredited university offering an American-style liberal arts education. We are a dynamic university with a student population of over 1,000 students.

Position Summary

The Department of Politics and International Studies within the Division of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH), at the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) is inviting applications for the academic position of Full-time Assistant Professor of Politics and International Studies. Applicants with previous relevant teaching experience at university level are welcome to apply. As the language of instruction at AUAF is English, all candidates must have excellent English language communication skills. This is a contractual full-time position for one year. This position is remote with the possible option to work at AUAF-Qatar, dependent on funding. The selected candidate will be required to teach 24 credit hours per academic year in SSH at undergraduate level. This position is contingent on Qatar Foundation funding approval.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Promote the philosophy, mission and vision of AUAF.
  2. Provide engaging, enthusiastic and student-centered teaching to Afghan students.
  3. Establish a professional classroom atmosphere that encourages mutual respect.
  4. Understand and convey the essentials of the course discipline that students should master.
  5. Maintain high academic standards while demonstrating equitability and fairness.
  6. Work successfully and productively in a team environment with other faculty.
  7. Establish productive and supportive communication with students.
  8. Prepare and comply with the course syllabus following the university-approved format and course content.
  9. Be organized and conduct classes in accordance with the published class schedule.
  10. Evaluate student progress through regularly scheduled assessments/exams.
  11. Promptly return graded work to students and maintain student grade records.
  12. Hold regular office hours.
  13. Remain engaged and updated in the academic profession and in the discipline.
  14. Provide academic advising for undergraduate students.
  15. Act as advisor to students working on senior projects.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills.
  • Understanding of, and commitment to the comprehensive university mission.
  • Commitment to fostering an engaging learning environment for Afghan students.
  • Flexibility for teaching courses offered online.
  • Instructional expertise to deliver instruction for 21st century learners and assess student learning outcomes as appropriate to ensure academic quality.
  • Facility with a range of teaching and learning strategies to foster active learning and student success, which contributes to the fulfillment of the AUAF strategic goals.
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the academic, socio-economic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of the Afghan students.

Required Qualifications

  • A PhD in Political Science, International Studies, or a closely related field.
  • Three to five years of experience of teaching in higher education.
  • An equivalent combination of education and/or work experience.
  • Knowledge of and ability to follow University policies and procedures
  • International experience is desired.
  • International certifications are preferred.

Application instructions

To apply for this position, please send as a single PDF document that includes: a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), and contact information for three references to [email protected] Please include AF-Int-16-2023- Associate Professor of Politics and International Studies in the subject line of the e-mail. Applications in languages other than English will not be reviewed. Please be advised that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If hired, the successful applicant is expected to provide official proof of academic degrees. AUAF does not charge recruitment fees to applicants. AUAF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. AUAF follows a strict non-discriminatory policy in its selection and employment practices. All applicants will receive equal consideration, and applicants from all ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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