Instructor/Assistant/Associate Professor of English and Humanities

  American University of Afghanistan
Master's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 539
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 is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position Instructor/Assistant/Associate Professor of English and Humanities. 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


This regular faculty appointment is a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure-track faculty position, one-year, three-year renewable, with the potential to be converted to a multi-year position. Teaching responsibilities include a four/four 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 Master's programs. Depending upon enrollments and course availability, faculty may also be offered optional summer courses for supplementary income. In addition to teaching and mentoring, AUAF faculty responsibilities include scholarship and university service.


Key outcomes include:


o   International quality teaching and learning

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

o   Advancement of the university through service

Skills Required:

Academic Writing

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 Composition (Academic Writing, Research/Argument, Advanced Composition, Technical Writing,), and, when possible, Social Sciences and Humanities courses as part of the University’s Core Curriculum, or courses contributing to the Minor in Literature.

•          Teach four undergraduate or graduate courses (12 credits) per term, 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 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.


University service

•          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.

•          Depending on the candidate’s experience, possible coordination of the university’s writing program.


Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul



         Ph.D. in Composition/Rhetoric, Literature, Comparative Literature (or other closely related subjects); English MA with extensive experience teaching at the college level with a proven track record of teaching undergraduate composition, research/argument, and literature may be considered. 

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

         Excellent oral and written English skills.

         Publications and evidence of professional engagement.

         Experience teaching 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 Pashto is desirable, or willingness to learn one of the local languages of Afghanistan.

         An additional preferred qualification is the experience of coordinating a university writing program.

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