Assistant Professor for Arabic Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences Department



Job description

Mishref, Kuwait

Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST) is Kuwait’s first private, American-model university. GUST currently offers programs in Arts and Sciences, and Business-including an MBA. GUST is internationally accredited by various bodies including ABET/CAC (Computer Science), ACA (Mass Communication), AACSB (Business) and CEA (Foundation Program in English).

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at GUST invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Arabic Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor – to start Fall 2019. Preference will be given to graduates with a PhD with specialization in Arabic Cultural Studies. The Research Area is open but candidates will be expected to teach Arabic Cultural and Civilization survey courses and an intro. to Islamic Philosophy course. Expertise in teaching in English is a must.

Qualified candidates are expected to:
· Have completed all the requirements for their doctorate from a reputable international University at the time of appointment.
· Maintain an increasingly significant professional and/or scholarly practice.
· Have at least three years of teaching experience at the University level
· Have at least published three good quality publications

Applications will be considered on a continuous basis until the position is filled. The University is committed to lively teaching, integrating educational technology, and to active research and other forms of scholarship. Candidates must have completed, at the time of appointment, all requirements for their doctorate in the advertised fields. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

GUST offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package including a housing allowance, education allowances for dependents, a medical and dental plan, as well as annual tickets home.

How to apply

Interested applicants are requested to visit our vacancies page at and fill out the online form and upload supporting documents including a cover letter, CV, a writing sample and the names and contact information for at least three references.

Gulf University for Science & Technology was founded in 2002 as the first private university in Kuwait. Established as a four-year liberal arts institution offering 11 undergraduate degree programs and one graduate degree program, GUST has responded to the growing need for a Western-style education grounded in Kuwait's Islamic cultural setting.