This regular faculty appointment is a part-time non-tenure-track faculty position. Teaching responsibilities include a one or two teaching load consisting of both introductory and upper-level pre-undergraduate and undergraduate courses with the potential to optionally teach graduate classes in our various Masters programs. In addition to teaching duties AUAF faculty will be evaluated on course delivery and content submission and use of the Learning Management System - Canvas.
- Faculty fulfil the roles and responsibilities described in the Faculty Handbook and university policies and procedures that detail specific faculty primarily Adjunct Faculty duties.
- With the exception of holidays university closures weekends and other breaks faculty are expected to be working on campus in Afghanistan during their contract period including pre- and post-semester faculty workshops and advising. The contractual period extends from one week before the start of the first semester to one day after the end of the semester.
Teaching and Mentoring
- Teach a range of undergraduate courses in Political Science and/or Public Administration mostly at introductory but also advanced levels.
- Teach assigned Undergraduate or Graduate courses per term evaluating student work and assessing student learning outcomes.
- Hold regular office hours and work with individual students acting as academic mentor.
- Remain engaged and current in the academic profession and in their disciplines.
- Remain scholarly active contributing scholarship that goes beyond professional engagement to include the creation of intellectual products that are available to internal and/or external audiences.
- Contribute to the overall well-being and development of the university.
- Service to the university includes both internal activities and external outreach on the behalf of the institution.
- Service can take many forms including fostering collegiality participating in the life of the university assisting in curriculum review participating actively in committee work developing the capacity of external stakeholders on the behalf of AUAF consulting and grant-writing for the university and service to the external community.
- Ph.D. or terminal degree equivalent in Political Science Public Administration or Public Policy Public Health (or other closely related subjects) from an accredited university.
- Teaching or training experience in western higher education and evidence of excellence in university teaching or practitioner related public sector experience.
- Excellent oral and written English skills.
- Publications and evidence of professional engagement.
- Experience teaching or training in international multicultural developing and/or post-conflict settings preferred.
- A strong sense of values and ethics consistent with the mandate of the American University of Afghanistan.
- Demonstrated experience with a learning management system Canvas preferred.
- Fluency in Dari Farsi or in Pashto is desirable or willingness to learn one of the local languages of Afghanistan.
How To Apply
To apply please send as a single PDF document: a cover letter a curriculum vitae a statement of teaching purpose two recent evaluations and contact information for three referees to:
our statement of teaching purpose should address your ability to teach in a multi-cultural/post-conflict setting and to create a collaborative and inclusive environment.
Please include “Adjunct Faculty in Political Science-Public Administration” in the subject line of the email. We follow a strict non-discriminatory policy and applicants from all ethnic religious and economic background are encouraged to apply. Candidates from underrepresented groups within academe are particularly encouraged to apply.
All applications must be submitted on or before Nov 30 2019. After reviews of the applications formal interviews for the finalists will be set up on the AUAF campus.