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Dean - School of Film Studies
American International University, Kuwait

Date Posted Oct. 19, 2020
Title Dean - School of Film Studies
University American International University, Kuwait
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Department School of Film Studies
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Dean
  • Television/Media Studies

Dean, School of Film Studies
American International University – Kuwait City

American International University (AIU) in Kuwait invites applications for the position of Dean (founding) of the School of Film Studies. AIU will be the first university in Kuwait to offer film studies within a single school, reaping the strengths that come from artistic convergence and the crossing of media boundaries. It will be one of AIU’s major academic schools. Kuwait has a good reputation in the Middle East of its theater and artistic work, especially in TV drama and theater comedy series. AIU would like to contribute to the Kuwait society to elevate the level of film making and related industry into higher level to reach the international borders. The school will be offering the following programs:

(1) Film Studies
(2) Theater, and
(3) Television and Digital Media

As the chief academic officer for the school, the dean provides strategic vision for and operational leadership of the school. The dean works to advance scholarship, creative and artistic accomplishment, education and civic engagement; encourage distinctive programmatic innovation; enhance excellence through diversity in educational programs and faculty and student recruitment; and link the work of the school’s faculty and students to other disciplines, communities and interests within and outside of the academy. Supporting the university’s research mission, the dean will advance the faculty’s scholarly activities, including opportunities afforded by interdisciplinary approaches. The dean serves as the school’s public voice, articulating its contributions to local, regional, and international communities, and pursuing an aggressive development program to build the school’s resources. Reporting to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the dean will be part of the leadership academic team of AIU.

We seek a visionary leader who can establish and lead the School of Film Studies to a new level. Ideal candidates will be internationally recognized for scholarly and/or professional achievement, with demonstrated leadership and administrative experience in a creative environment and in academia, and a strong commitment to education and scholarship. Minimum requirements include a record of distinguished scholarly accomplishment and/or comparable achievements in film, television, theater or digital media; significant organizational leadership and administrative responsibility; demonstrated success in external relations and fundraising, particularly with alumni; an established record of advancing diversity; and credentials that merit appointment at the rank of full professor.

Confidential review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. To be ensured full consideration, please upload your application, letter of interest, and curriculum vitae on the following website:

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.

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