Career Opportunities

Asian University for Women (AUW) seeks to graduate women who will be skilled and innovative professionals, service-oriented leaders in the businesses and communities in which they will work and live, and promoters of intercultural understanding and sustainable human and economic development in Asia and throughout the world.

To achieve our mission of developing the next generation of leaders, we aim to recruit global changemakers and professionals who share our values for empowering women through higher education. We seek talented dynamic professionals and passionate people to join our team. Working at AUW means being part of a diverse community who are united by a shared commitment to positive social change.

Current Job Openings at Asian University for Women

Academics - Faculty and Instructors

Dean of the Humanities

Asian University for Women (AUW) is a Chittagong-based independent international university chartered by the Parliament of Bangladesh. AUW serves a community of over 1100 students drawn from Bangladesh and 18 other countries.  It offers a US-modeled, residential liberal arts and sciences undergraduate education taught in English. Admission to AUW is based on merit and the university exercises a strong preferential option in its financial aid policies and practices in favor of women from oppressed communities as well as those who are first in their family to go to university. AUW is scheduled to launch its inaugural Graduate Program in Education in January 2022 with plans of introducing additional graduate programs in the next few years.

The university is seeking a Dean of the Humanities to join its leadership team. The Dean of the Humanities will be responsible, in concert with other members of the leadership team, for developing and implementing the day-to-day management of the faculty and students.

Specifically, the Dean of the Humanities will be responsible for the planning and execution of the following key goals:

  1. Curriculum Development
  2. Design and establish a new undergraduate Humanities honors major that will bring studies in literature, history, philosophy, and religion to a central focus at AUW. This new major will need to be designed and structured in such a way that it attracts the most talented students to pursue it alongside a major in the social sciences or in the sciences. If required, students undertaking this educational pathway may be granted an additional year to complete their studies.
  3. Assess the teaching of the Humanities within the existing Core Curriculum and subsequently design and implement enhancements to it.
  4. Assess English language teaching and learning in the undergraduate program and recommend scope for improvements.
  5. Explore if “Tutorials” could be introduced at AUW and, if so, how?

Faculty Recruitment

  1. Serve as the nodal point for the recruitment of a group of up to seven PhDs, particularly from the Bangladeshi and other Diaspora, to join the Humanities Faculty on a full-time basis.
  2. Identify and recruit top visiting scholars from within Bangladesh and the wider region to make regular contributions to the teaching and scholarship of Humanities at AUW.
  3. Create opportunities for visiting faculty to contribute to the teaching and scholarship development at AUW.

New Program Development

  1. Based on existing programs, establish an Asian Languages Institute as a Center of Excellence in the teaching of Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese and Korean, in collaboration with international partners.
  2. Evaluate any curricular structural changes that may be necessary to accommodate intensive language learning at AUW.
  3. As part of the Asian Languages Institute, establish a network of partnerships with external institutions that will allow AUW students to spend up to a year abroad where they will gain further proficiency in the chosen language.

Teaching

Undergraduate education is the central focus of the Asian University for Women. It is expected that ordinarily all senior academic staff would be engaged in teaching and advising students. The Dean of the Humanities would be expected to teach a course/seminar to undergraduates on a topic related to their academic expertise.

Pre-Undergraduate Preparatory Program

As of January 2022, AUW is expected to have three distinct preparatory programs. In addition to the long-standing Pathways for Promise and Access Academy, AUW will introduce a two-year General Education Program aimed at addressing similar preparatory needs of a more diverse entering student body.  Each of the three deans is expected to take supervisory responsibility for one of the three preparatory programs. The Director of the General Education Program will report to the Dean of the Humanities.

New Campus Space Planning

AUW is now in the early stages of constructing its new permanent campus. The academic leadership and all members of faculty will be involved in providing input into this ongoing process. The Dean of the Humanities will be particularly involved in providing input on spatial and resource requirements for the effective teaching of humanities. They will also participate and assist, as a Secretary, in a special committee on the envisioning and creation of the AUW Library.

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Dean of the Humanities would be expected to take on other roles as and when the prevailing circumstances warrant.

Qualified and interested applicants are invited to submit applications with the following documents:

  1. Detailed cover letter addressing the candidate’s vision and execution approach to each of the key tasks outlined in the job description for the Dean of the Humanities at AUW.
  2. CV with three references
  3. Outline of the course(s) proposed to be taught by the Dean.
  4. Any other material that may be useful for the selection committee in its consideration of the candidate.

All application materials should be sent to the attention of:

Ms. Shaon Das

Senior Human Resources Officer

Asian University for Women

20 MM Ali Road

Chittagong

Bangladesh

Email:   shaon.das@auw.edu.bd

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and only short-listed candidates may expect to hear back from AUW.

Associate/Assistant Professor of Philosophy

The Asian University for Women seeks to appoint an Associate/Assistant Professor of Philosophy to the Undergraduate Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) Program. The term of the appointment will be for 3 years, renewable for a further period, subject to satisfactory performance.  The post commences at the start of January 2022.

The successful candidate will have demonstrable expertise in Philosophy, and will be expected to teach philosophy-related courses under the PPE course categories as appropriate. She/he will be expected to make a significant contribution to research, identify new opportunities and sources of funding for research and also play an active role in University operations, for example, by taking on a significant administrative role in relation to research and/or teaching.

AUW values diversity and inclusion, and welcomes applications from candidates who share that vision.

Requirements:

Essential

  • A doctorate in Philosophy or related field
  • Track record of research of international excellence
  • Demonstration of effective teaching in Philosophy or related courses
  • Expertise in qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Ability or willingness to teach the liberal arts to students whose native language is not

Desirable

  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Experience or interest working in Asia
  • Experience or interest working at women’s colleges

About the Asian University for Women:

AUW is a multicultural liberal arts university located in Chittagong, Bangladesh, with students from nineteen countries across Asia and the Middle East.  Its mission is to graduate women who will be skilled and innovative professionals, service-oriented leaders in the communities in which they will work and live, and promoters of intercultural understanding and sustainable development in Asia and throughout the world.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references, along with a teaching statement and research statement to hrd@auw.edu.bd by December 10, 2021. Applicants should write clearly in bold the position to which they are applying. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Assistant Professor/Associate Professor of Economics

The Asian University for Women seeks to appoint an Associate/Assistant Professor of Economics to the Undergraduate Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) Program. The term of the appointment will be for 3 years, renewable for a further period, subject to satisfactory performance.  The post commences at the start of January 2022.

The successful candidate will have demonstrable expertise in Economics, and will be expected to teach Economics-related courses under the PPE course categories as appropriate. She/he will be expected to make a significant contribution to research, identify new opportunities and sources of funding for research and also play an active role in University operations, for example, by taking on a significant administrative role in relation to research and/or teaching.

AUW values diversity and inclusion, and welcomes applications from candidates who share that vision.

Requirements:

Essential

  • A doctorate in Economics or related field
  • Track record of research of international excellence
  • Demonstration of effective teaching in Economics or related courses
  • Expertise in qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Ability or willingness to teach the liberal arts to students whose native language is not

Desirable

  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Experience or interest working in Asia
  • Experience or interest working at women’s colleges

About the Asian University for Women:

AUW is a multicultural liberal arts university located in Chittagong, Bangladesh, with students from nineteen countries across Asia and the Middle East.  Its mission is to graduate women who will be skilled and innovative professionals, service-oriented leaders in the communities in which they will work and live, and promoters of intercultural understanding and sustainable development in Asia and throughout the world.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references, along with a teaching statement and research statement to hrd@auw.edu.bd by December 10, 2021. Applicants should write clearly in bold the position to which they are applying. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Assistant/Associate Professor of Finance

The Asian University for Women seeks to appoint an Associate/Assistant Professor of Finance to the Undergraduate Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) Program. The term of the appointment will be for 3 years, renewable for a further period, subject to satisfactory performance.  The post commences at the start of January 2022.

The successful candidate will have demonstrable expertise in Finance, and will be expected to teach Finance-related courses as appropriate. She/he will be expected to make a significant contribution to research, identify new opportunities and sources of funding for research and also play an active role in University operations, for example, by taking on a significant administrative role in relation to research and/or teaching.

AUW values diversity and inclusion, and welcomes applications from candidates who share that vision.

Requirements:

Essential

  • A doctorate in Finance or related field
  • Track record of research of international excellence
  • Demonstration of effective teaching in Finance or related courses
  • Expertise in qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Ability or willingness to teach the liberal arts to students whose native language is not

Desirable

  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Experience or interest working in Asia
  • Experience or interest working at women’s colleges

About the Asian University for Women:

AUW is a multicultural liberal arts university located in Chittagong, Bangladesh, with students from nineteen countries across Asia and the Middle East.  Its mission is to graduate women who will be skilled and innovative professionals, service-oriented leaders in the communities in which they will work and live, and promoters of intercultural understanding and sustainable development in Asia and throughout the world.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references, along with a teaching statement and research statement to hrd@auw.edu.bd by December 10, 2021. Applicants should write clearly in bold the position to which they are applying. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Associate or Assistant Professor of Politics

The Asian University for Women seeks to appoint an Associate/Assistant Professor of Politics to the Undergraduate Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) Program. The term of the appointment will be for 3 years, renewable for a further period, subject to satisfactory performance.  The post commences at the start of January 2022.

The successful candidate will have demonstrable expertise in Political Science, and will be expected to teach related courses under the PPE course categories as appropriate. She/he will be expected to make a significant contribution to research, identify new opportunities and sources of funding for research and also play an active role in University operations, for example, by taking on a significant administrative role in relation to research and/or teaching.

AUW values diversity and inclusion, and welcomes applications from candidates who share that vision.

Requirements:

Essential

  • A doctorate in Political Science or related field
  • Track record of research of international excellence
  • Demonstration of effective teaching in Political Science or related courses
  • Expertise in qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Ability or willingness to teach the liberal arts to students whose native language is not

Desirable

  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Experience or interest working in Asia
  • Experience or interest working at women’s colleges

About the Asian University for Women:

AUW is a multicultural liberal arts university located in Chittagong, Bangladesh, with students from nineteen countries across Asia and the Middle East.  Its mission is to graduate women who will be skilled and innovative professionals, service-oriented leaders in the communities in which they will work and live, and promoters of intercultural understanding and sustainable development in Asia and throughout the world.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references, along with a teaching statement and research statement to hrd@auw.edu.bd by December 10, 2021. Applicants should write clearly in bold the position to which they are applying. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Associate and Assistant Professor of Public Health

The Asian University for Women seeks to appoint an Associate/Assistant Professor of Public Health to the Undergraduate Science and Math Program. The term of the appointment will be for 3 years, renewable for a further period, subject to satisfactory performance.  The post commences at the start of January 2022.

The successful candidate will have demonstrable expertise in Public Health, and will be expected to teach related courses under the science course categories as appropriate. She/he will be expected to make a significant contribution to research, identify new opportunities and sources of funding for research and also play an active role in University operations, for example, by taking on a significant administrative role in relation to research and/or teaching.

AUW values diversity and inclusion, and welcomes applications from candidates who share that vision.

Requirements:

Essential

  • A doctorate in Public Health or related field
  • Track record of research of international excellence
  • Demonstration of effective teaching in Public Health or related courses
  • Expertise in qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Ability or willingness to teach students whose native language is not

Desirable

  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Experience or interest working in Asia
  • Experience or interest working at women’s colleges

About the Asian University for Women:

AUW is a multicultural liberal arts university located in Chittagong, Bangladesh, with students from nineteen countries across Asia and the Middle East. Its mission is to graduate women who will be skilled and innovative professionals, service-oriented leaders in the communities in which they will work and live, and promoters of intercultural understanding and sustainable development in Asia and throughout the world.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references, along with a teaching statement and research statement to hrd@auw.edu.bd by December 10, 2021. Applicants should write clearly in bold the position to which they are applying. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Assistant or Associate Professor of Asian History

The Asian University for Women seeks to appoint an Assistant or Associate Professor of Asian History to the Core Undergraduate Program. The term of the appointment will be for 3 years, renewable for a further period, subject to satisfactory performance. The post commences at the start of the 2021-22 academic year.

The successful candidate will have demonstrable expertise in Asian history, and will be expected to contribute to the undergraduate teaching in courses on ethical reasoning, social analysis, literature, civilization studies and/or other core courses, as appropriate. The successful candidate should have, or be close to obtaining (by 1 September 2021), a PhD in Asian History or a closely related discipline.

The post holder will contribute to the intellectual life of the University through conducting and publishing outstanding quality research, engaging in high quality teaching, and participating in the University and wider activities. AUW values diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from candidates who share that vision.

Requirements:

Essential

  • A doctorate in Asian History or related field.
  • A record of research reflective of years in the field.
  • Demonstration of effective teaching in Asian History courses or in related courses with substantive content.
  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills using statistical packages.
  • Ability or willingness to teach the liberal arts to students whose native language is not English.

Desirable

  • Research interests that overlap with those of existing faculty.
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Experience or interest working in Asia.
  • Experience or interest working at women’s colleges
About the Asian University for Women

AUW is a multicultural liberal arts university located in Chittagong, Bangladesh, with students from nineteen countries across Asia and the Middle East. Its mission is to graduate women who will be skilled and innovative professionals, service-oriented leaders in the communities in which they will work and live, and promoters of intercultural understanding and sustainable development in Asia and throughout the world.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references, along with a teaching statement and research statement to hrd@auw.edu.bd. Applicants should write clearly in bold the position to which they are applying. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

English Language Instruction Coordinator, General Studies Program

Position: English Language Instruction Coordinator, General Studies Program

Unit: General Studies Program

Reports to: Founder, AUW

Start Date: As soon as possible

Application Deadline: Open

Asian University for Women is seeking motivated English instructors to teach second language learners entering a pre-college General Studies Program. The position is located in Chittagong, Bangladesh and the appointment term is one year, with opportunity for further renewal. The program is centered around education for students in diaspora following AUW’s recent efforts supporting students evacuated from Afghanistan and Rohingya refugee communities. The post commences on as soon as possible, in preparation for the start of the Program in January 2022.

Successful candidates will have an undergraduate degree with a strong background in English and preferred experience teaching or tutoring students at the high school or college level. S/he will be expected to use active engagement and will foster a supportive and inclusive classroom environment that accounts for the diverse national, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds of students.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Teach students English as a second language 18-20 hours per week, with emphasis in listening, speaking, and writing, and using communicative classroom learning techniques.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and versatility in teaching assignments, based on program need.
  • Follow an established curriculum for English language teaching with the flexibility to suit student needs.
  • Coordinate with the Program Department to ensure a consistent pedagogical approach
  • Align course objectives for assigned courses with established student learning objectives (SLO).
  • Create syllabi for assigned courses, including standard university policy messages.
  • Create lesson plans using established program materials (textbooks, supplemental materials, etc.) for assigned courses.
  • Deliver courses per established course schedule in the assigned location.
  • Grade homework, in-class work, and assessments and return all materials to students in a timely manner with constructive feedback.
  • Create and proctor mid-term and final assessments for all assigned courses to assess language learning progress, following program-specific assessment standardization requirements.
  • Hold three office hours per week to connect with students individually about questions, concerns, and interests.
  • Meet deadlines for turning in all required information (grades, attendance, comments, etc.).
  • Participate in curriculum, assessment, and materials, as related to classes being taught.
  • Participate in program and team meetings as scheduled.
  • Share supplementary materials created for assigned courses with colleagues and store in designated collaborative online workspaces using standardized naming conventions for consistency.
  • Support students with IETLS test preparation, with a minimum target IETLS score of 7.0
  • Ensure University rules and regulations, including academic honesty and non-discrimination policies, are upheld and respected.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • English fluency and extensive experience with English writing and speaking
  • Excellent understanding of English grammar
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills with high attention to detail
  • Ability to be flexible with work assignments and work in a highly dynamic environment
  • Sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socio-economic, religious and cultural backgrounds of an international community
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate as a member of an instructional team
  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Preferred Qualifications and Experience (but NOT REQUIRED):

  • Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics/TESOL or closely related field or CELTA/DELTA certificate
  • Experience teaching or tutoring, particularly in English or in multicultural environments
  • Experience in using a variety of approaches to teach English: communicative language methodology, content-based instruction, task-based instruction, and skills-based instruction
  • Interest in international education, women’s empowerment, or working in Asia preferred
  • Proficiency with a second language such as Farsi, Bangla, or Burmese is an advantage, but not required

About Asian University for Women:

Located in Chittagong, Bangladesh, Asian University for Women (AUW) is the first of its kind: an institution dedicated to the education and leadership development of women across Asia and the Middle East. With a student body of more than 1200 hailing from 19 countries, AUW promotes an ethos of cross-cultural understanding, academic curiosity, and ethical leadership. AUW provides a fast-paced work environment with new projects frequently on the horizon and strong opportunities for growth.

General Studies Program:

The General Studies Program is an intensive, two-year long pre-undergraduate program at Asian University for Women, and will be exclusively geared towards matriculating students recruited from Afghanistan and diasporic Rohingya refugee communities into the University’s undergraduate program. AUW’s undergraduate program is an English-medium, American-style liberal arts and sciences program, with a focus on achieving outstanding academic scholarship, devotion to public service, and exemplary leadership. AUW recruits students who demonstrate courage, outrage at injustice, and deep compassion for those who may be powerless.

The focus of the General Studies Program is to develop students’ training in English (and other basic fields) so they can engage with material and participate in English-medium classes in a variety of academic subjects including mathematics and computer sciences. After completing one-year of intensive English and achieving a minimum score of 7.0 in the IELTS, students will continue for an additional year in the General Studies Program. With the successful achievement of a grade of B or higher in International General Certificate Exams for selected subjects such as English Language, Maths B and Computer Sciences, students will enter into AUW’s undergraduate program to pursue a Bachelor of Arts or Sciences.

Compensation:

Instructors will receive a stipend of $1000 per month, free room and board in a shared semi-furnished apartment, and free local transportation to and from the university. Health insurance will be provided with a modest staff contribution. One round trip economy class ticket from the selected candidate’s home to Chittagong will also be covered. There will be many opportunities for group travel within the country and in the region.

To Apply:

Interested applicants should send their CVs along with a cover letter detailing how their qualifications, skills, abilities and experience meet the required qualifications and/or preferred qualifications of the role, as outlined in the position description, and three references (Name & Contact Information) to kali.guise@asian-university.orgPlease mention the position applied on the subject line. The review of applications will begin immediately. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Administration

Staff Nurse

Position: Staff Nurse

Unit: Health and Wellness Center (HWC)

Reports to: Superintendent of Nurse

Start Date: As soon as possible

Application Deadline: November 21, 2021

Asian University for Women (AUW), an independent international university with students drawn from 19 countries across Asia and Middle East with age range between 17-35 years, is looking for a female candidate with degree in nursing and at least two years of experience in nursing for the position of Staff Nurse. Staff Nurse plays an important role in the wellbeing of the students, staff and faculty of AUW. They are vital to the functions of the Health and Wellness Center (HWC) of AUW. They are responsible for managing the assessment, evaluation, maintenance, and improvement of the health care services for the students and AUW community. They will also help in promoting the prevention of illness and disability as well as early detection and correction of health problems. The incumbent works cooperatively with the other nursing staff, counseling staff and the consultant doctors in fulfilling the responsibilities.

Clinic Duty Schedule:
Staff nurses work in rotation in different shifts as mentioned below:
Weekdays
• Shift 1: 9:00am – 4:00pm
• Shift 2: 3:00pm – 10:00pm
• Shift 3: 9:30pm – 9:00am
Weekends: 9:00 am – 9:00pm clinic duty, 24 hours on-call

Holidays: 9:00am – 9:00pm clinic duty, 24 hours on-call

Main Responsibilities of the Job:
Responsibilities of the staff nurse include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing confidential health advice to individual student
    Assessing student’s health condition who visits HWC and arranging doctor’s appointment if necessary, or if appropriate, administer them non-prescription drugs (OTC)
  • Visiting students in their room if they are too sick to come into HWC and making their assessments
  • Accompanying students for out of campus medical appointments/diagnostics and staying overnight at hospital, if required
  • Helping in preparing health care plans for students with disabilities and/or chronic/long-term health conditions
  • Responding to medical emergencies
  • Reporting and isolating students with contagious diseases as per guidelines
  • Preparing plans for managing and controlling any outbreak/onset of infectious diseases
  • Preparing and maintaining students’ health records
  • Documenting the nursing consultation, assessment, and provided medical care
  • Maintaining medicine inventory to support quarterly auditing
  • Conducting workshops/education sessions regarding sexual and reproductive health and providing contraception counselling
  •  Coordinating and participating in meetings/events/activities to promote better health care and health care education
  • Participating in trainings for the Student Health Assistant (SHA) employees
  • Mentoring SHAs in conducting clinical and health care education/promotion activities
  • Participating in monthly education sessions for nursing staff
  • Conducting annual vaccination program and keeping vaccination record through CoVerified App
  • Screening new-entry students’ medical forms
  • Coordinating and participating in Annual Student Physical Examination
  • Participating in HWC team meetings as required
  • Assisting superintendent of nurse in overseeing logistics and preparing curriculum of trainings
  • Monitoring the safe storage of all medicines as per requirement
  • Maintaining the cleanliness and safety of the medical equipment and instruments as per requirement
  • Researching new or unfamiliar nursing/health topics of relevance and sharing the findings with HWC team to support and promote evidence-based nursing practice

COVID Specific Duties:

  • Maintaining record of COVID vaccination through CoVerified App
  • Maintaining database of the students and identifying contacts of symptomatic/positive students through CoVerified App
  • Reporting any onset of COVID symptoms
  • Isolating the students with symptoms and positive test results as per guidelines
  • Assisting in monthly COVID tests program of all the students
  • Supplying medical oxygen and operating oxygen concentrators, if required

Education, Experience and Skills Required:

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc.)/Diploma in Nursing (Advanced Certificate Course in Infection Control Nursing will be added as an advantage)
  • Minimum 2 years work experience in nursing
  • Specific and Scientific knowledge regarding Isolation and quarantine
  • Practical demonstration of the use of oxygen concentrators
  • Proper knowledge and experience of careful and safe patient transportation
  • Experience in ICU/CCU/Cardiac OT/Cath Lab will be preferred
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment, set priorities, and work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Interpersonal/human skills
  • Fluency in English (both spoken and written)
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills; must be able to interact and communicate effectively not only with culturally diverse patients, but also with individuals at all levels of the institution, and with a high level of cultural sensitivity
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent customer service attitude and skills
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner
  • Must exhibit sound and accurate judgment
  • Must demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Good planning and organizational skills
  • Professional appearance and manner
  • Only females are allowed to apply

Employment Type: Contractual

Compensation and Benefits: Competitive salary including free housing, health insurance, and an annual paid home leave.

As a part of the AUW community, the incumbent is also expected to follow the standards of ethics in and out of the campus. They must treat the students from different background, ethnicity, and nationality equally and with dignity. They would also maintain high standards of attendance and punctuality. Overall, they are expected to create a healthy working environment and build relationship based on mutual respect. AUW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students.

To Apply:
Interested applicants should send their CVs along with a Cover Letter detailing how their qualifications, skills, abilities and experience meet the specific requirements of the role, as outlined in the job description, and three references (Name & Contact Information) addressing to hrd@auw.edu.bd. Please mention the position applied on the subject line. The review of applications will begin immediately. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

 

Head of Security and Protocol

Position: Head of Security & Protocol

Unit: Security & Protocol

Reports to: Deputy Registrar (External Affairs)

Start Date: As soon as possible

Application Deadline: December 10, 2021

The Asian University for Women is seeking applications for the Head of Security & Protocol position. The Head of Security & Protocol is responsible for the management and administration of the Security & Protocol department. S/he must be a highly organized, disciplined, and result oriented self-starter, with strong operations and management skills. S/he must be self-motivated and work effectively as a team player who gets actively involved in day-to-day operations.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Manage all types of Security and Protocol activities, duties and tasks including assessment of the risks, monitoring all security and safety related matters, provision of training as required, investigation of incidents, hazards and accidents and forwarding suggestions and recommendations to Line Manager & Senior Management
  • Manage security arrangements for official visits to and other events at the University.
  • Advise the Deputy Registrar on security and protocol matters, including confidential or sensitive business.
  • Act as a conduit between the University and the Police and other Government Agencies at all levels in order to expedite solutions to difficult situations.
  • Act as Head of Security & Protocol and assist the Deputy Registrar for Security and Estate Management

Details of responsibilities:

  • Manage the department and staff as required, as Head of Security & Protocol
  • Ensure the safety of staff, students and visitors and the university’s sites and buildings
  • Manage all types of security activities and fire and other safety arrangements across the University including investigation of all incidents, hazards and accidents, emergency drills etc.
  • Taking a leading role in the operation and review of arrangements for emergency evacuation
  • Monitor all arming/disarming of alarms, security equipment, CCTV/cameras, and to ensure that units are functioning properly.
  • Arrange training opportunities for security personnel, as well as for the entire community to ensure emergency preparedness and general campus safety.
  • Liaise between AUW and other government agencies such as the police, the fire service etc.
  • Liaise between AUW and security service provider (guard contractor)
  • Liaise with the passport and visa office and other Government Offices to ensure the completion of visa/immigration formalities and to assist AUW team to obtain security clearance for foreign students, staff, faculties and guests.
  • Work with student support departments on arrangements for the arrival and reception of students.
  • Undertake protocol duties such as receiving VIP guests and other official visitors.
  • Assist the Deputy Registrar & Senior Management Team of AUW as and when required.
  • To carry out any other duties from time to time that may reasonably be required by the line manager.

Qualifications and Experience Required:

  • Minimum a Bachelor’s degree from any reputed university
  • Significant experience of managing security related matters; the candidate will have a military or government service background: Ex/Retired Government or Military (Army/Navy/Air Force) or Police Officers are encouraged to apply
  • Must be residing in Chittagong
  • Understanding of the management of health and safety
  • Strong organizational and inter-personal skills
  • Fluent in written and verbal communication in English
  • Capability of working in a multicultural environment with integrity and professionalism
  • Commitment to good service.
  • Ability to rise to a more senior level
  • Preferably have self-driven skills with valid driver’s license
  • Both males and females are allowed to apply; female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

To Apply:

Interested applicants should send their CVs along with a Cover Letter detailing how their qualifications, skills, abilities and experience meet the specific requirements of the role, as outlined above; and three references (Name & Contact Information) via email at hrd@auw.edu.bdPlease mention the position applied on the subject line. The review of applications will begin immediately. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Procurement Officer

Position: Procurement Officer

Unit: Procurement

Reports to: Head of Procurement

Start Date: As soon as possible

Application Deadline: December 10, 2021

Core Responsibilities:

  • Following and enforcing the company’s procurement policies and procedures
  • Assisting in reviewing, comparing, analyzing, and approving products and services to be purchased
  • Managing inventories and maintaining accurate purchase and pricing records
  • Maintaining and updating supplier information such as qualifications, delivery times, product ranges, etc.
  • Maintaining liaison with respective departments of AUW to determine their product and service needs
  • Maintaining good supplier relations and negotiating contracts
  • Researching and evaluating prospective suppliers
  • Preparing budgets, cost analyses, and reports
  • Assisting in the review of procurement practices, policies, improvements and enhancements.
  • Assisting in preparing plans for the purchase of goods, services and supplies
  • Monitoring business trends and product availability to secure the best prices for company goods and services while maintaining good quality and delivery times
  • Providing support in research and evaluating potential new suppliers
  • Helping to develop and implement plans for procuring, storing and distributing goods and services and the maintenance of stock levels
  • Helping to ensure the implementation of the University procurement policy and compliance with the law and regulations
  • Providing support to analyze the Monthly Purchase Request and keeping necessary records
  • Communicating with vendors, placing ongoing order, market visit as required
  • Keeping record and maintaining tracking chart of the procurement
  • Enriching the supplier base with frequent market visit
  • Assisting the line manager for bill submission maintaining the proper documentation
  • Performing other functions as necessary or as assigned by the line manager

Qualifications and Experience Required:

  • Undergraduate degree preferred in accounting/business management or a similar field
  • 1+ year of experience as a procurement officer or in a similar position
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills
  • Excellent understanding of procurement regulations, law and good practice
  • Expertise in the Microsoft Office tools and purchasing software
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills
  • Strong fluency in English and Bangla (both spoken and written)
  • Experience of working in a multicultural setting with excellent communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and capacity to build constructive partnerships and to engage in effective teamwork.
  • Ability to represent the University in a professional manner and to communicate effectively and persuasively.
  • Discretion when dealing with confidential matters, and must have attention to detail.
  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

To Apply:

Interested applicants should send their CVs along with a Cover Letter detailing how their qualifications, skills, abilities and experience meet the specific requirements of the role, as outlined in the job description, and three references (Name & Contact Information) addressing to hrd@auw.edu.bdPlease mention the position applied on the subject line. The review of applications will begin immediately. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Fellowships

AUW Fellows Program – English Language, Math, Natural Science, Social Science, and Writing Instructors
Physics Fellowship

The Asian University for Women (AUW) seeks to appoint Fellows to teach Physics to students in the Undergraduate Program of AUW. Located in Chittagong, Bangladesh, AUW is a liberal arts institution and home to international faculty and over 800 students from 16 countries. The university is dedicated to teaching excellence in a liberal arts setting with a strong commitment to research, scholarly engagement, and effecting positive social change. Further information about AUW is available at www.auw.edu.bd.

The AUW Physics Fellowship Program is a placement in Chittagong that can be renewed annually. The first two weeks of the program are dedicated to an orientation and intensive training in cultural, administrative, and pedagogical aspects relevant to the Fellows’ activities. Fellows will be paid a monthly stipend of US$1000 and will be provided cost-free accommodation in shared housing, meals at the AUW cafeteria, free local transportation to and from the University, and regional health insurance (excluding coverage in the USA). A round-trip economy class flight from Boston to Chittagong will be provided.

Field of expertise: Physics

Academic Rank: Fellow

Start Date: Negotiable; 10-month contract, renewable based on satisfactory performance.

Competitive Compensation and benefits

Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Physics or successful completion of all coursework leading to a Ph.D. in Physics
Duties:
  • Teach 2 Physics courses with labs each term;
  • Serve as academic advisor and mentor to students; and
  • Serve as an advisor to extracurricular science programs.
Application Instructions:

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references to hrd@auw.edu.bd. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

About the Undergraduate Program:

AUW’s liberal arts and sciences undergraduate program draws upon the best practices of Asian and Western education models and is taught entirely in English. AUW offers five majors:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Economics
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Politics, Philosophy, & Economics
  • Public Health Studies

Students also have a choice of various minors, including Mathematics, Biological Sciences, Gender Studies, Psychology, Development Studies, and other subjects.

Information about the academic programs is available at www.auw.edu.bd.

As part of their education, AUW students also participate in applied research projects, study abroad programs, and internships. A typical sequence of summers might include an applied research project during the first summer that is meant to bridge the gap between classroom knowledge and local practice and understanding, an international study program or internship during the second summer, and an internship during the third summer. For students interested in internships, the World Bank, L’Oréal, Tory Burch, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) are among the many possibilities open to AUW students.

Writing Center Fellowship