Assistant Professor for Digital Media Production in the Mass Communication Department
The Department of Mass Communication and Media in the College of Arts and Science at GUST invites applicants for a full-time faculty position in Digital Media Production to start in Fall 2024. The successful candidate will teach, among others, Fundamentals of Broadcasting, Field Production, Visual Storytelling, and Advanced A/V Production practices and workflow. Proven abilities in the scholarship of film and cinema studies, and international broadcasting cultures, are viewed as major assets. The State of Kuwait does not recognize degrees from online universities.
The applicant must have completed a PhD in Digital Media Production or any related field from a reputable North American (U.S. or Canada) or European university with an extensive teaching experience. The ideal candidate should have a strong commitment to quality teaching, have a mix of academic, professional and technical expertise in this area. He/she should possess excellent communication skills in English, must be ambitious, self-motivated, hard-working, with the ability to work both individually and as part of a team.
Gulf University for Science & Technology (GUST)
Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST) was established in 2002 as Kuwait's first private American-model liberal arts university and affiliated with the Missouri University of Science and Technology (MS&T) & UMSL. GUST currently offers several programs in Arts and Sciences and Business, including an MBA degree. GUST is internationally accredited by various bodies, including ABET/CAC (Computer Science), ACA (Mass Communication), AACSB (Business), NOSS (Foundation Program Unit), and CEA (Foundation Program in English).
The College of Arts and Science is committed to achieving excellence in teaching, impactful research, and collaborative relationships with local and regional communities, all in an active learning environment that promotes leadership, ethics, practical skills, and entrepreneurial spirit. The Department of Mass Communication and Media offers a BA degree with concentrations in public relations and advertising, visual communication, and digital media production. There are approximately 600 majors overall with the largest majority concentrating in PR. The MCM department prides itself on an active and collegial academic environment with a strong commitment to experiential learning. The department and university are accredited both nationally and internationally.
The Mishref campus expresses GUST’s vision of higher education in Kuwait and provides the most up-to-date facilities and environment for active learning. GUST campus gives a strong and positive impression in terms of design, functionality, and accessibility.
The State of Kuwait is in western Asia in the Middle East situated in the northern edge of Eastern Arabia at the tip of the Persian Gulf.
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusiveness
GUST is committed to thrive an environment of cultural diversity with faculty and staff members originating from a mixture of different cultural backgrounds, personal and professional experiences, and various traits which enrich the workplace. Cultural inclusiveness and employment equity are profoundly embedded in GUST’s mission.
GUST offers generous salary packages which include several benefits, including housing and transportation allowances, educational allowances for children under the age of 18, private medical insurance as well as annual airfare return home tickets for self and dependents besides an end of service indemnity. The state of Kuwait is an income-tax-free country.
Appointments will be contractual, open-ended, and renewed upon positive annual performance evaluations in teaching, research, and service.
Interested applicants are invited to visit our employment portal (https://apj.gust.edu.kw/talent) to fill out an online form and submit their curriculum vitae, copies of their degrees, a research statement highlighting past and current research experience along with the contacts of at least two references. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Note that this position is NOT located in the United States, and thus, the selected applicant should be willing to relocate to Kuwait.
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