Assistant / Associate/ Full Professor for Visual Communication & Graphic Design

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Mishref, Kuwait

The Department of Mass Communication and Media in the College of Arts and Science at GUST invites applicants for a full-time Faculty position in Visual Communication and Graphic Design to start in Spring 2022. The ideal candidate should hold an PhD in a related field from reputable international university and possess a minimum three years of university teaching experience. He/she will have teaching experience in visual communication in commercial contexts and at least two of the following: graphic design and typography, advertising, integrated marketing communication, and promotional design. The State of Kuwait does not recognize degrees from online universities.

Minimum Qualifications

The applicant must have completed a PhD from a reputable North American (U.S. or Canada) or European university with at least three years of teaching experience. The ideal candidate should have a strong commitment to quality teaching, should possess excellent communication skills in English, must be ambitious, self-motivated, hard-working, with the ability to work both individually and as part of a team. Professional experience in advertising, integrated marketing communication, and additional abilities to teach industry standard illustration, photo-manipulation, page layout, animation or digital media software programs are desirable.

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). 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).

The College of Arts and Science is committed to achieving excellence in teaching, impactful research, and collaborative relationships with local and regional communities, all in an active learning environment that promotes leadership, ethics, practical skills, and entrepreneurial spirit. The Department of Mass Communication and Media offers a BA degree with concentrations in public relations and advertising, visual communication, and digital media production. There are approximately 600 majors overall with the largest majority concentrating in PR. The MCM department prides itself on an active and collegial academic environment with a strong commitment to experiential learning. The department and university are accredited both nationally and internationally. .

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 in the northern edge of Eastern Arabia at the tip of the Persian Gulf.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusiveness

GUST is committed to thrive 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 includes 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.

How to apply

Interested applicants are invited to visit our employment portal (https://apj.gust.edu.kw/talent) 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.

For more inquiries, please email the human resources department: [email protected]

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.