The American University of Kurdistan

Assistant/Associate Professor in Architectural Engineering

Job Overview

Job Title:                     Assistant/Associate Professor in Architectural Engineering

Institution:                 The American University of Kurdistan

Location:                    Duhok, Kurdistan Region, Iraq

Job Type:                    Full-Time

Posting Date:             8/05/2023

Closing Date:              Open until filled

Salary:                        Competitive and Commensurate with experience


Position Summary:

AUK invites applicants for a full-time faculty position in Architectural Engineering at the Department of Architecture Engineering in the College of Engineering and Architecture. AUK is a not-for-profit special status institution committed to advancing academic excellence, expanding liberal arts, professional, and scientific knowledge, and preparing the next generation of leaders for the community. AUK envisions becoming the leading academic Institution in the 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.

This position reports directly to the Chair of the Department of Architectural Engineering.

AUK invites applications for this faculty position starting in August 2023.


Key Responsibilities:

We seek to appoint a motivated and suitably qualified academic/practitioner with expertise in the field of Architecture. The successful applicant will join a vibrant team and help shape the development of our educational and professional course provision in this exciting area. The following are the main responsibilities:

  • Lecture undergraduate courses in the Architecture
  • 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.
  • Create, post, and articulate course syllabus, learning outcomes, or objectives to ensure student understanding of course learning objectives and expectations.
  • Create course curriculum, handouts, lectures, workshops, presentations, and other course materials required to deliver course information understandably and interestingly to ensure students are engaged with the course material to achieve the course learning outcomes.
  • Participate in program-level learning assessment. Participation includes helping articulate learning outcomes, choosing and administering measures, evaluating student performance, and suggesting changes to improve student learning.
  • Schedule, supervise, debrief, and evaluate students in internship, observation, field experience, and similar settings as appropriate for the course or program.
  • Responsible for delivering in a student-receptive manner the knowledge, skills, and experiences each student needs to successfully achieve course learning outcomes as outlined in the course syllabus.
  • Create course rubrics to assess each student’s performance related to the course’s learning objective and identify areas for student improvement.
  • Be available to students via email, phone, or personal conferences. The method of contact and hours of availability should be communicated to supervisors and students through the course syllabus each semester.
  • Assign grades, maintain course/student records following educational rights and privacy requirements (FERPA regulations), and submit grades and records by established deadlines.
  • Serve on standing and ad hoc committees, advisory boards, hiring committees, faculty senate, or as a student organization advisor.
  • Take on caretaker administrative duties if the Provost requires and mentor or assist in formally or informally orienting new faculty.
  • Attend local, regional, state, or national meetings where required or necessary for the discipline and departmental, divisional, and college-wide meetings.
  • Develop strong relationships with the community, professionals, foundations, and companies supporting institutional growth.
  • Collaborate with the faculty on several interdisciplinary research projects, secure research funding, and teach undergraduate (and later graduate) courses.
  • Perform other appropriate and reasonable required duties as assigned by the supervisor.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Ph.D. in Architectural Engineering or a closely related field from a reputable university.
  • Have experience in academic, practitioner, and consultant duties linked to Architectural Engineering.
  • Demonstrate ability to teach Architectural Design Studios or more areas in Architectural Engineering.
  • Be proficient in Architecture -related software.
  • Demonstrate record or potential for research such as; Sustainable Materials and Execution, Building Mechanical Systems, especially principles, and design of HVAC and Electrical systems and publication in scholarly journals within the discipline.
  • Strong communication skills are 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 based on 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 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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