Head of the Department for Mass Communication
- Kuwait City (KW)
- 12 Mar 2023
- End of advertisement period
- 11 Apr 2023
- Academic Discipline
- Social Sciences, Communication & Media Studies
- Job Type
- Academic Posts, Professors / Chairs
- Contract Type
- Full Time
Gulf University for Science & Technology, Kuwait is seeking to appoint a new Head of the Department and Faculty of Mass Communication to build on the Department’s success and reputation as a key influencer in the critique and development. The post holder will have the opportunity to devise and deliver an ambitious strategy to develop the Department’s world-class teaching, student experience and research output. The Head of the Department will play a leading role in managing key stakeholder relationships and cultivating international networks and partners. The position will start from Fall 2023.
The applicant must have a Ph.D. in Mass Communication or closely related field with an active research record (preferably in Public Relations/Strategic Communication) from a reputable North American (U.S. or Canada) or European university. The ideal candidate shall hold an academic rank, at the level of Associate or Full professor; have good academic conduct; demonstrated excellence in teaching, research, and service; assumed previous administrative roles and/or major service activities at the departmental, college, or university levels; possess communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills as evidenced by professional development certification, and/or prior experience, such as managing people, chairing committees, mentoring faculty and/or senior students, etc. The State of Kuwait does not recognize degrees from online universities.
Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST)
Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST) was established in 2002 as Kuwait's first private American-model liberal arts university and is 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). ABET/EAC accreditation will be sought for the Computer Engineering program. The College of Business Administration is accredited by AACSB and 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 Campus: 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.
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 includes 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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