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American International University, Kuwait

Date Posted May 10, 2021
University American International University, Kuwait
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Department School of Architecture and Design
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Dean
  • Design - Product Design
    Design - Jewelery Design
    Design - Interior Design
    Design - Industrial Art/Design
    Design - Graphic Design/Illustration
    Design - Fashion & Textile Design
    Architecture/Landscape Architecture

American International University – Kuwait City

American International University (AIU) – Kuwait is a new established university; the first
design student cohort will be admitted to the university in Fall 2020. AIU will be offering
American style education, degrees and majors to educate and serves the people of Kuwait as
well as international students. The University provides high quality, relevant, and varied
educational programs and opportunities for the intellectual, cultural, and personal growth of
all members of its community. The University values its role as an educational leader that
promotes individual development and improves the overall quality of life in a diverse
community. It offers academic and professional programs, which lead to degrees from the
associate through baccalaureate and masters.

The school of Architecture and Design will be offering degrees in Architecture, graphic
design, and interior design. It is expected to offer more programs at undergraduate and
graduate levels.

The Dean of the Architecture and Design School is responsible for supervising all aspects of
the school, including the following:

  • Full time and adjunct faculty
  • All degree programs within the school and other related diploma programs.
  • Course Scheduling
  • Curriculum Development
  • Course and Degree Program Assessment
  • Website maintenance for the School
  • Searches for new and replacement positions
  • Budget for the School
  • Promotion of Research and Scholarship
  • Maintaining the Business Advisory Committee for the school
  • Have experience with the American institutional accreditation system and process as
    well as specialized accreditation systems such as NAAB

The Dean reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and expected to sit on all
academic meetings and other bodies as appropriate. AIU is a developing university with very
dynamic feature, it is expected that the department chair will take part of the university

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree in a relevant academic field from a reputable university;
  • Documented record of administrative leadership experience;
  • Minimum of five years of teaching and research at a higher education institute;
  • Current academic rank of Professor/Associate Professor
  • Demonstrated record of collaborative decision-making;
  • Have experience in a multicultural and multi-linguistic environment
  • Demonstrated experience with budget management;
  • An entrepreneurial spirit.

About American International University:

AIU is a new institution of higher education in Kuwait with the first student cohort
admitted in fall 2019. It is a private, co-educational institution offering undergraduate
degrees based on the American model of higher education. Through its educational
programs, the College serves the intellectual, cultural, and personal growth of all
members of its community. AIU’s offers degree programs in Engineering, Architecture,
and Design, and Business Administration where the language of instruction is English.

For more information about AIU visit:

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Contact Information

  • Human Resources
    School of Architecture and Design
    American International University, Kuwait
    Saad Al Abdullah - East of Naseem
    Block 3
    Kuwait City


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