Instructor/Assistant/Associate Professor of Biology

Master's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 365
Date Posted:Mar 31, 2020
Closing Date:Apr 30, 2020
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:General
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:5 - 10 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:4 months
Required Languages:English

About American University of Afghanistan:



Founded in 2006, the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) is a private, non-profit, nationally-accredited university offering an American-style liberal arts education. We are a dynamic university with a student population of over 1,000 students.


The Department of Science, Technology, and Mathematics is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Instructor/Assistant/Associate Professor of Biology. Rank will be commensurate with qualifications, experience, and the needs of the University. It would be expected that successful candidates begin work in the fall semester of 2020. A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The job is located in Kabul, Afghanistan.


Job Summary:

Position Summary


The Division of Science, Technology and Mathematics (STM) at the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul, Afghanistan (AUAF) seeks ONE open rank full-time, a non-tenure-track faculty member in the area of Biology. The position is a one-year renewable, with the potential to be converted to a multi-year position. This appointment will begin in August 2020, which is the AUAFs Fall semester. The successful applicant is expected to reside in Kabul, Afghanistan.


Key outcomes include:


o   International quality teaching and learning.

o   Scholarship that benefits student learning and the mission of the university.

Advancement of the university through service.

Skills Required:


Duties & Responsibilities:

Duties and Responsibilities


Faculty fulfill the roles and responsibilities described in the Faculty Handbook and university policies and procedures that detail specific faculty duties. Major responsibilities are listed below.


Except for holidays, university closures, weekends, and other breaks, faculty are expected to be working on campus in Afghanistan during the base contract period. The base contract period refers to an academic year consisting of two semesters, 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 spring graduation, which full-time faculty are required to attend.


Teaching and Mentoring


•          Teach a 12 credit load each fall and spring semesters, evaluating student work and assessing student learning outcomes.

•          Hold regular office hours and work with individual students, acting as an academic mentor.

•          Remain engaged and current in the academic profession and her/his discipline.





•          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.


University Service


•          Attend division meetings.

•          Serve on ad-hoc committees when required.

•          Serve on a faculty senate committee.

•          Provide academic advising to students assigned.

•          Participate in division and university service work.

•          Contribute to the overall well-being and development of the university.

•          Service to the university includes both internal activities and external outreach on behalf of the institution.

•          Service can take many forms, including fostering collegiality, participating in the life of the university, course coordination, assisting in curriculum review, creating new courses, preparing course material to be used actively in related courses, participating actively in committee work, developing the capacity of external stakeholders on the behalf of AUAF, consulting and grant-writing for the university and other external services to the external community as required by the Chair of the Division.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul



•          Master’s Degree in any biological science OR Bachelor’s degree in any biological science AND Master’s in biochemistry, biophysics, or marine science OR the equivalent.

•          Successful candidates at the rank of Assistant Professor and above must have a Ph.D. degree in Biological science or a much-related discipline from a reputable research university, and a demonstrated ability for research and teaching.

•          Significant teaching experience in western higher education and evidence of excellence in university teaching.

•          Excellent oral and written English skills.

•          Publications and/or other evidence of professional engagement.


Preferred Qualifications

•          Experience teaching in international, multicultural, developing and/or post-conflict settings.

•          Experience teaching in liberal arts universities, to students across majors.

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