Position Title: Instructor/Assistant/Associate Professor of Accounting and Management
Division/Department: Business Department
Reports To: Chair of Business Department
Reports From: Business Department
Location: Kabul, Afghanistan
No. of position:
Vacancy #: AF-Int-33-2020
Position Announcement close date: The position is open until
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 of Business is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position
Instructor/Assistant/Associate Professor of Accounting and Management. Rank will be commensurate with qualifications,
experience, and the needs of the University. It would be expected that review of applications will begin successful candidates begin work in
the Spring semester of 2021. A immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The job is located in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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 undergraduate and MBA courses, depending on need, in the field of accounting (financial and managerial
accounting), with the ability to also teach general management courses.
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. This position is subject to budget availability and to obtain a work permit.
- International quality teaching and learning in English
- Scholarship that benefits student
learning and the mission of the university (Boyer Model)
- Advancement of the university through service
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 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
- 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
- Contribute to the overall well-being and development of the
- Service to the university includes both internal activities and external outreach on the behalf of the
- 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 other external services to the external community.
- 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.
- Master’s degree in a relevant discipline
from an accredited university required; Ph.D. degree in business or closely related subject preferred.
- Significant teaching
experience in western higher education and evidence of excellence in university teaching.
- Excellent oral and written English
- Practical industry experience is desired.
- Publications and/or evidence of professional engagement and industry
experience is preferred.
- Experience teaching in international, multicultural, developing and/or post-conflict settings
- A team player with the ability to work independently on departmental projects.
- Experience in advising students
both academically and professionally.
- An additional preferred qualification is the ability to teach in other disciplinary or
cross-disciplinary areas, including Business, IT, and/or the Social Sciences, using quantitative, computational and technological
- An additional preferred qualification is some experience coordinating BBA and MBA programs.
This is an exceptional opportunity to work at a recently formed university in an emerging and rapidly
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, please send as a single PDF document: a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), statement of teaching purpose,
and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org Review
of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please, include AF-Int-33-2020
–Instructor/Assistant/Associate Professor of Accounting and Management in the subject line of the email, otherwise, the
application will not be considered. Applications in languages other than English will not be reviewed. Please be advised that only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted. A written test or example of work may be used as a form of screening.
If hired, the
successful applicant is expected to provide official proof of academic degrees (transcripts sent from the degree-granting school directly to
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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