Faculty, Law Enforcement
Report to: Director of the MA in Education and Law Enforcement
Starting: Summer 2018
Founded in 2006, 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. Our nationally accredited university also serves the development of public and private sectors through outreach programs offered through its Centers of Excellence, the Women’s Center, and the Professional Development Institute. For more information about AUAF, please visit www.auaf.edu.af.
General Objective: AUAF seeks to hire an experienced, energetic and student-centered faculty member to lead the law enforcement courses in the MA in Education program. The MA in Education and Law Enforcement is a new university program that equips students to increase their skills in teacher education and law enforcement for the Teacher Training Centers through the Ministry of Interior Affairs. This is a tri-lingual program in Dari, Pashto, and English. The faculty member will be responsible for:
- Instructor for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice courses at a variety of times and locations in Kabul, Afghanistan.
- Reports directly to the Director of the Master’s of Education for scheduling and required donor reports.
- Develops new courses as required by the program and prepares a course syllabus for each course following established guidelines.
- Advises students in academic matters.
- Provides timely, quality access to students through posted office hours, email, phone, and other appropriate methods.
- Evaluates students weekly on their progress related to the mastering the course objectives and inform the students in a timely manner of their progress.
- Maintains professional relationships with students, colleagues, donors, and the community.
- Responsible for other as assigned.
- Developing and executing a high quality orientation, advising and support services for the program.
- Provide leadership in the ongoing professional development and strategic planning for the program’s future.
The faculty member must be an energetic and committed academic leader able to operate with a great deal of independence. He or she will teach the equivalent of twelve graduate credit hours in the program per semester.
The successful candidate will have:
- Significant administrative experience in an academic setting.
- An MA or PhD in Criminal Justice or related field.
- Demonstrated curriculum development experience.
- Ability to foster a sense of community and promote teamwork in a rapidly changing educational environment.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
- Commitment to diversity; ability to appreciate alternative viewpoints; ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people
- Demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary teaching, civic engagement, service learning, learning technologies, course development, and adult learning methodologies including collaborative learning, learning communities and distance learning
- Creating, managing, overseeing and nurturing a collaborative environment in which faculty and staff from all participating departments work together to assure both programmatic integrity and student success.
- Must be fluent in Pashto, Dari, and English.
The strong candidate will also have one or more of the following qualifications or experiences:
- Competency in the standardized English-language testing methods.
- Experience in developing new programs.
- Experience in and knowledge of writing and rhetoric methodologies deployed in credit-baring academic writing programs.
- A doctoral degree.
Salary and Benefits:
The university provides a competitive salary plus benefits allowance, medical and life insurance coverage, annual travel allowance and furnished housing for international faculty.
To apply, send a cover letter, a CV, and a list of 3 professional references as one PDF document attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include “Law Enforcement Instructor” in the email subject line. Review of applications will begin on April 30 and will continue until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. This job is located in Kabul, Afghanistan and requires travel throughout the city. It is important to note that employees of AUAF conform to comprehensive security requirements during their period of residence in the country.