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  • Full-Time Faculty, Directing Instructor
    School of Film Studies
    American International University, Kuwait

    Full-Time Faculty, Directing Instructor
    American International University - Kuwait City
    for the 2021-2022 Academic year

    American International University (AIU) is looking for a dynamic and engaged full-time (Assistant, Associate) Directing Instructor for its newly established School of Film and Digital Media. We seek a talented Film Director who is passionate about teaching, mentoring students, and building successful learning environments with them.

    The ideal candidate is a current, active member of the film industry with at least one feature film credit, vast experience in short fiction formats.  He/she should leverage professional know-how and expertise on industry protocols and practices to deliver relevant classroom experiences.

    Candidates should demonstrate excellence in teaching related to the Directing curriculum and working proficiency within a small program specialized in personal attention. He/she will also be able to develop and teach basic and advanced Directing and 1st Assistant Direction-related courses.

    He/she will be a proactive team player ready to collaborate with colleagues from diverse communities and cultures in interdisciplinary projects and shared sessions.

    The position carries the expectation for research and University service in addition to teaching responsibilities. Also, we expect leadership in undergraduate programs, curriculum development, mentoring, and startups. We welcome candidates who will diversify our curriculum and our faculty regarding race, gender, and ethnicity.

    Practical communication skills in English
    University or Film School teaching experience
    Commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship
    Interest and experience working effectively with a diverse university community
    Ability and willingness to work collaboratively with faculty from a variety of disciplines

    Directing: 5 years (Required)
    Teaching: 5 years (Preferred)
    1st AD experience: 2 years (Preferred)

    Doctorate (Preferred)
    Master’s degree (Required)
    BA or BFA (Required)

    English (Required)

    About American International University:
    AIU is a new institution of higher education in Kuwait whose first student cohort was admitted in fall 2019. It is a private, co-educational institution offering undergraduate degrees based on the American model of higher education, including a comprehensive general education curriculum. Through its educational and student services programming, the University serves the intellectual, cultural, and personal growth of all members of its community. AIU offers degree programs in Film and Digital Media, Architecture, and Design, Engineering, and Business Administration where the language of instruction is English.

    For more information about AIU visit:

    How to apply:
    To apply for this position, please visit the Job Opportunities section of our webpage and submit your resume, cover letter, and reel to:

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