Open Rank Faculty-English Literature (Sixteen and Seventeenth Century British Literature)

Faculty Position at The American University of Kuwait (AUK)

The American University of Kuwait is inviting applications for an open rank full-time Faculty position in Sixteen and Seventeenth-Century British literature in the Department of English. The position requires teaching Sixteen and Seventeenth -Century British literature, as well as literature survey and writing courses. The applicant will mentor and advise undergraduate students, develop scholarly projects in their specialty areas, and fulfill ongoing committee and service assignments. The successful applicant should have experience teaching and working closely with students and an active record of scholarship in Eighteen-Century literature and related field. Preference will be given to candidates with a teaching/research background in political and aesthetic theory, philosophy, novel, drama, and poetry; in the emergence of literature and other disciplines, scientific and humanistic. Experience in departmental administration is preferred. Successful candidates will teach undergraduate classes in a multicultural setting, demonstrate a commitment to inclusion and contribute to collegial, supportive, and collaborative work environments.

The American University of Kuwait (AUK) is an independent, private, equal opportunity, and coeducational liberal arts institution of higher education. The educational, cultural, and administrative structure, methods and standards of AUK are based on the American model of higher learning. The language of instruction is English.

The American University of Kuwait is a liberal arts institution dedicated to teaching, learning, and scholarship. The University offers programs that provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for lifelong learning and professional success. AUK enriches society by fostering an environment that encourages critical thinking, effective communication, personal growth, service, and leadership.

AUK aspires to be a leading university recognized locally, regionally, and internationally for its institutional distinctiveness, academic excellence, and the accomplishments of its graduates.


  • A terminal degree (Ph.D.) in Sixteen and Seventeenth-Century British literature.
  • The position requires teaching Sixteen and Seventeenth -Century British literature, as well as literature survey and writing courses.
  • Previous teaching experience at the university level.

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