The American University of Kurdistan

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor at the College of Business

Job Overview

Job Title: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor at the College of Business
Discipline: Business Management, Accounting & Finance, Oil & Gas Management, or Hospitality and Tourism Management (In process of offering this Track/Specialization).
Institution: The American University of Kurdistan
Location: Duhok, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
Job Type: Full-Time
Posting Date: 06/03/2023
Closing Date: Open until filled
Salary: Competitive and Commensurate with experience

Our Mission:
Founded in 2014 as a non-profit institution of higher learning by Masrour Barzani, the American University of Kurdistan is dedicated to preparing future generations of leaders through curricular and co-curricular excellence in an American-style education focusing on transformative knowledge, innovative research, ethical community service, respect for inclusion and diversity, global connectedness, and life-long learning, all aiming to ensure economic, environmental, social and political advancement- regionally, nationally and globally.

Our Vision:
The American University of Kurdistan will be recognized as a premier institution in the Middle East and beyond by cultivating academic excellence, fostering creativity, and engaging in highest caliber of applied research.

About the College:
The faculty of the College of Business at The American University of Kurdistan believes in creating an environment where students become leaders who can connect the world of intellectual discovery with the growing needs of enterprises. Faculty members enable graduates to develop the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for successful and responsible engagement in business and society. Experiential learning and action-based learning are integral elements of the Bachelor’s Program in Business Administration with the aim of fostering critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. The curriculum provides students with the educational foundation to excel in a diverse global environment, to create innovative new ventures, to act with integrity, and to contribute towards building sustainable organizations and communities.

Position Summary:
The College of Business (COB) at the American University of Kurdistan invites application for the position of Lecturer/Assistant Professor/Associate Professor in the College of Business. AUK is a public, not-for-profit, special status institution committed to advancing academic excellence, expanding liberal, professional and scientific knowledge and preparing the next generation of leaders for the community. AUK envisions becoming the leading academic institution in the autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq and beyond through implementing pedagogical approaches that impact critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork and the lifelong learning skills required for success in contemporary society and workplaces. AUK invites applications for this faculty position starting preferably the beginning of Fall 2023.
This position reports directly to the Dean of the College of Business (COB).

Key Responsibilities:
The role of the faculty is central in addressing the primary educational mission in the colleges of AUK at large. Faculty members’ primary focus is on teaching; he/she disseminates and imparts basic or applied knowledge to students and assists students with the learning process. Faculty at AUK engage in the process of knowledge creation through research which constitutes an important part of the mission of the University. Equally important is their active engagement in AUK’s activities and community service. The key responsibilities of the faculty are as follows:

• Facilitate student learning, provide effective instruction, and perform evaluations of student learning for all assigned classes, using each course’s standard course outline as a guide.
• The basic instructional assignment is 24 credit hours per academic year, unless provided course releases for administrative or research duties by approval of the respective dean and Provost. An additional three (3) credit hours of teaching per semester may be assigned subject to the approval of the faculty member and the respective dean and Provost. The Faculty Member engaged in extra assignments shall be compensated based on the prior approval of their dean as per the financial policies, rules, and amendments of the University.
• Develop course curricula, teaching and other instructional materials, lectures, labs, etc. as appropriate to the respective course assignment.
• Participate in program-level learning assessment. Participation includes helping articulate learning outcomes, assessment administration, data collection and analysis, and discussing and implementing measures to improve student learning outcomes.
• The Faculty shall implement the AUK provisions and regulations on Quality Assurance (QA) and Institutional Academic Effectiveness (IAE) for enhancing student’s learning outcomes.
• Work with other faculty and administrators in developing program curricula as per disciplinary standards, including reviewing and participating in textbook selection process where appropriate.
• Schedule, supervise, debrief, and evaluate students in clinical, internship, observation, and field experiences, etc. as appropriate for the course/program.
• Be available to students via email, phone, or other virtual platform for personal conferences. The method of contact and hours of availability should be clearly communicated to students through the course syllabus each semester; the communication plan should also be on file with the department. air.
• Assign grades and maintain course/student records in accordance with FERPA regulations and submit grades and records by established deadlines. Meet all classes and other scheduled responsibilities such as office hours and meetings at the designated times; a faculty member should inform the department chair if he or she is unable to meet a class on time. Any changes in the scheduled class times or locations should have prior approval by the department chair.
• Help students achieve their educational and career goals through formal and/or informal advising.
• Post and keep on campus hours to facilitate interaction with students, other faculty, staff, administrators, and the public.
• Serve on standing and ad hoc committees, advisory boards, hiring committees, faculty senate, or as a student organization advisor.
• Attend local, regional, state, or national meetings where required or necessary for the discipline.
• Mentor and/or assist in orienting new faculty.
• Attend commencement or other ceremonies appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline or program.
• Attend departmental, divisional, and college-wide meetings.
• Perform other academically related duties as assigned by the instructor’s supervisor.
• Participate in faculty business meetings and forums.
• Participate in faculty evaluation process.
• The Faculty shall endeavor to take part in research activities in order to remain current in their respective disciplines. In particular, those who carry a teaching load that is less than 24 credit hours, and do not have administrative duties are required to deliver one research paper for each 6 credit hours that s/he doesn’t teach because of other valid circumstances. The research output is to be published in international journals. AUK also encourages other dimensions of well documented and evaluated research addressing societal issues and aligned with the mission and vision of the University.
• Receive training or stay current in current trends in instructional development that promote student learning.

Qualifications and Experience:
• A PhD degree Business Administration or closely related discipline (Preference will be given to the candidates who can teach courses in Hospitality and Tourism Management in addition to other specializations)
• At least 2 – 5 years’ experience in an academic, practitioner and / or consultant linked to the related filed
• Ability to supervise students for final year research project
• Demonstrate record or potential for research and publication in scholarly journals within the discipline
• Strong communication skills required to transfer the knowledge to the student body.

It is the policy of the American University of Kurdistan to provide an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by applicable laws. The University promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace and makes recruiting decisions exclusively on the basis of qualifications, merit, and current work needs. This policy applies to all hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, remuneration, benefits, and training procedures within our Institution.

Application Process:

The search committee will immediately begin reviewing applications and continue until an appointment is made for interviews. Applications must be emailed to [email protected] with the position’s name in the “subject” field. To ensure full consideration, applications must include a letter of interest, analysis of qualifications, curriculum vitae that includes e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers. If you encounter any issues with the Application process, please email the previously listed email address.

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