American University of Afghanistan A

Full-time Faculty of Information Technology (open rank)

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Description:

Instructor / Assistant / Associate Professor of
Information Technology



Position Title:

Full-time Faculty of Information Technology (open rank)


Reports
to:
Chair of the Division of Science, Technology and Mathematics


Reports from:

Division of Science, Technology and Mathematics



Location:
Kabul, Afghanistan


Number of positions:
1


Vacancy #:

AF-Int-54-2021


Position Announcement closing date: May 22, 2021



Overview


Founded in 2006 as a private, non-profit university, The
American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) is a student‐centered,
innovative institution dedicated to educating Afghanistan's next
generation of leaders. Committed to blending liberal learning and
professional preparation, AUAF currently offers four undergraduate
and two graduate degrees. We currently host 1,000 degree-seeking
students.



The Division of Science, Technology and Mathematics (STM) offers
a Bachelor Degree in Information Technology to students with a
Major in the discipline with the following concentrations:
Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Data Science and Software
Engineering. The division also offers a Minor in Data Science,
Minor in Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy, and Minor in
Mathematics. The division provides general education courses to all
AUAF students majoring other disciplines.



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, non-tenure-track faculty member in
the area of Information Technology. Rank will be commensurate with
qualifications, experience, and the needs of the university.



This regular faculty appointment is a full-time,
non-tenure-track faculty position, one-year, renewable, with the
potential to be converted to a multi-year position. Teaching
responsibilities include a teaching load consisting of four
Information Technology courses. In addition to teaching and
mentoring, AUAF faculty responsibilities include scholarship and
university service. This appointment will begin in August 2021,
which is the AUAF's Fall semester. The successful applicant is
expected to reside and work in Kabul, Afghanistan.



Duties and Responsibilities


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



With the exception of 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 academic mentor.

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



Scholarship



  • Remain active in scholarly pursuits, 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



  • Participate in division and university meetings.

  • Serve on ad-hoc committees when required.

  • Serve on a faculty senate committee when required.

  • 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 service to the external
    community as required by the Chair of the Division.



Other Responsibilities



  • Promote the philosophy, mission and vision of AUAF.

  • Provide engaging, enthusiastic and student-centered teaching to
    Afghani students.

  • Establish a professional classroom atmosphere that encourages
    mutual respect.

  • Contribute to a collegial, collaborative and positive attitude
    to the university campus.

  • Understand and convey the essentials of the course discipline
    that students should master.

  • Maintain high academic standards while demonstrating
    equitability and fairness.

  • Work successfully and productively in a team environment with
    other faculty.

  • Perform the necessary duties of an instructor to ensure quality
    instruction.

  • Establish productive and supportive communication with
    students.

  • Prepare and comply with the course syllabus following the
    university-approved format and course content.

  • Be organized and conduct classes in accordance with the
    published class schedule.

  • Evaluate student progress through regularly scheduled
    assessments/exams.

  • Promptly return graded work to students and maintain student
    grade records.

  • Maintain competency.

  • Maintain standards of professional conduct and ethics
    appropriate to the professional position and the institution.

  • Any other task assigned by the Chair of the Division as
    reasonably requested.



Required Qualifications



  • The minimum requirement for the position is Master's degree in
    any academic major related to Computer Science, Information
    Technology, Image Processing and Analysis, Cybersecurity,
    Networking and Data Mining with three years of progressive work
    experience within any of the qualifying required fields.

  • A Doctorate in Computer Science and Information Technology or a
    much-related discipline is highly desirable.

  • A candidate at the rank of Assistant Professor and above must
    have a Ph.D. degree in Information Technology or a much-related
    discipline from a reputable university, and a demonstrated ability
    for research and teaching. A candidate must demonstrate excellence
    or promise as a teacher, potential for continuing growth and
    accomplishment in scholarly and professional activities, and
    willingness to participate in governance and other service and
    university activities.

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

  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills.

  • Publications and/or other evidence of professional
    engagement.



Preferred Qualifications



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

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

  • Ability to create and deliver innovative courses in Information
    Technology

  • Ability to teach a wide selection of courses within the
    Information Technology major, from foundation to senior
    courses.



Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities



  • Understanding of, and commitment to, the comprehensive
    university mission.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

  • Commitment to fostering an engaging learning environment for
    students in Afghanistan.

  • Flexibility for teaching courses offered day, evening, and
    online.

  • Instructional expertise to deliver instruction for 21st century
    learners and assess student learning outcomes as appropriate to
    ensure academic quality.

  • Facility with a range of teaching and learning strategies to
    foster active learning and student success, which contributes to
    the fulfillment of the AUAF strategic goals.

  • Willingness to participate in activities at the division and
    university levels.



Benefits and Environment


The American University of Afghanistan offers a generous
benefits package that includes a competitive salary, air
transportation, university-provided accommodation, and paid
international health care insurance for international employees.
International faculty and staff live and work on AUAF's 50-acre
main campus or the 5-acre campus across the street. The AUAF
campuses utilize state-of-the-art security infrastructure and
protocols and are protected by a large professional security corps.
Transportation between the adjacent campuses or to approved
locations and the airport is by armored, guarded vehicles.



To Apply


To apply for this position, please send as a single PDF
document: a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), statement of
teaching purpose, and contact information for three references to
Review
of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the
position is filled. Please, include AF-Int-54-2021- Full-time
Faculty of Information Technology (open rank) in the subject line
of the e-mail. Applications in languages other than English will
not be reviewed. Please be advised that only shortlisted candidates
will be contacted. If hired, the successful applicant is expected
to provide official proof of academic degrees (transcripts sent
from the degree-granting university directly to AUAF). AUAF does
not charge recruitment fees to applicants. AUAF is an equal
opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. AUAF
follows a strict non-discriminatory policy in its selection and
employment practices. All applicants will receive equal
consideration and applicants from all ethnic, religious and
economic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. AUAF strives to
ensure that all employees work in safe environments, but safety and
security are to a great degree contingent on various factors within
Afghanistan that are outside of AUAF's control.



If hired, the successful applicant is expected to provide
official proof of academic degrees (transcripts sent from the
degree-granting school directly to AUAF).



AUAF does not charge recruitment fees to applicants.



AUAF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at
all levels. AUAF follows a strict non-discriminatory policy in its
selection and employment practices. All applicants will receive
equal consideration and applicants from all ethnic, religious and
economic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.



AUAF strives to ensure that all employees work in safe
environments, but safety and security are to a great degree
contingent on various factors within Afghanistan that are outside
of AUAF's control. Applicants should carefully consider and
evaluate their safety and security in Afghanistan.


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