Assistant/Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance

Kabul, Afghanistan (AF)
24 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
24 May 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Title:     Assistant/Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance

Reports to:    Chair of the Business Department

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 is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance. The job is located in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Rank will be commensurate with qualifications, experience, and the needs of the University. It would be expected that successful candidates begin work in the Fall 2018 Semester. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. 

Position Description

This is a full-time, 9 month non-tenure-track position, with a three-year renewable contract.  Teaching responsibilities consist of a wide range of accounting courses, including Financial, Managerial and other courses to be developed, with exact course assignments depending on area of specialty of the candidate and the needs of the department. The candidate may also teach some business administration courses, especially in the area of Finance. In addition to normal service activities, the successful candidate will strive to find ways to advance the student experience.


  • 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 academic advisor and mentor.
  • Participate in professional development activities.
  • Assist in program and curriculum review and development. 
  • Contribute service to the overall development of the university.
  • Remain engaged in the field through research, scholarship, creative activities and/or other forms of professional engagement.
  • Foster collegiality. 
  • Fulfill other duties as required.


  • MA (Phd preferred) in Accounting or Finance, or MBA with relevant accounting certification. 
  • Excellent oral and written English skills.
  • Publications and/or other evidence of professional engagement. 
  • Experience working or teaching in international, multicultural, developing and/or post-conflict settings preferred. 
  • Preference will be given to candidates with practical experience in the industry and/or a significant teaching experience in western higher education and evidence of excellence in university teaching.

Benefits and Environment

This is an exceptional opportunity to work at a recently formed university in an emerging and rapidly changing society. 

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 on 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, please send as a single PDF document: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching purpose, and contact information for three references to Please include   “Accounting and Finance faculty position” in the subject line of the email. 

AUAF follows a strict non-discriminatory policy, and applicants from all ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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