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 - Endowed Chair

Andy Matsui Chair in Economics

The Asian University for Women (AUW) seeks applications for an endowed Matsui Chair in Economics, to co-envision and build a strong Economics Department. To fill this position, we are seeking an outstanding academic, who is a major research leader, in any of the specialist areas of development economics, finance, and business applications. The preferred candidate will also have experience working with industry and a network of professional partners in the region and internationally. The Chair will oversee the department’s partnerships with the Harvard Business School, Ernst & Young, and our other external collaborators.

Located in the port city of Chittagong, Bangladesh, AUW is a liberal arts institution, including an international faculty and home to over 800 students from 15 Asian countries. The university is dedicated to teaching excellence in a liberal arts setting, with a strong commitment to research and scholarly engagement. Further information about AUW is available at http://www.auw.edu.bd.

Field of expertise: Economics, Banking & Finance, International Banking, Finance, International Trade; commitment to interdisciplinarity and relevance to developing Asian countries. Applicants from any area of competence and specialization in Economics will be considered.

Academic Rank: Professor

Start Date: As soon as possible.

Compensation Package: Salary negotiable.

Benefits: accommodation, annual travel, health insurance; Non-Bangladeshi citizens eligible for income tax exemption in Bangladesh.

The successful candidate will carry out original research of the highest international standing and contribute to the intellectual and strategic leadership of the Department, ensuring the delivery of world-leading research and teaching in a thriving inter-disciplinary setting. She/he will be expected to take an active role in supporting the educational aims of the department and advance the University’s culture of diversity and collaboration.

The applicant will have a proven track record of first-class research in economics and will also be able to demonstrate sustained research output and a significant publications profile. As well as building crossdisciplinary collaboration both within and outside the department, the successful candidate will have a demonstrable record of successfully building new academic programs and organizing people and resources to deliver success.

Application guidelines: Please submit a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references, along with a teaching statement and research statement as PDF files to hrd@auw.edu.bd.

Clearly write in bold the position to which you are applying. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Academics - Faculty and Instructors

Access Academy Instructors

Access Academy, the flagship program of Asian University for Women (AUW), is an intensive, yearlong, pre-undergraduate program. Access students embark on a journey that prepares them for admission to a rigorous, American-style liberal arts undergraduate curriculum, with a focus on scholarship, service, and leadership.

The main focus of the academic curriculum is to foster English communication skills, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and develop strategies for life-long learning. Access Academy courses build students’ skills in core competencies such as academic English (reading, writing, listening, and speaking), mathematics, and computer science. We are currently accepting applications for Instructors, with positions in the following courses:

  • Computer Sciences – 4 positions
  • Precalculus – 2 positions
  • Language & Composition – 1 position

Ideal candidates possess Master’s degrees in a field related to the course for which they are applying, some international work or travel experience, and a desire for a career in international education. We especially encourage candidates who are familiar with American-style liberal arts education and multicultural learning environments. More information about AUW and Access Academy can be found online at: http://asian-university.org/academicprograms/pre-university-preparatory-programs/

Start Date: August 1, 2021

Application guidelines: Please submit a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references, along with a teaching statement and research statement as PDF files hrd@auw.edu.bd.

Clearly write in bold the position to which you are applying. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Assistant/Associate Professor or Professor in Development Studies

The Asian University for Women seeks to appoint an Assistant/Associate Professor or Professor of Development Studies to the Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) 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 political science/public policy, and will be expected to contribute to the undergraduate teaching programs, including introduction to development studies, theory and practice of development, and/or core courses in social and political analysis. The successful candidate should have, or be close to obtaining (by 1 September 2021), a PhD in political science/public policy 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 Political Science/Public Policy or related field
  • A record of research reflective of years in the field.
  • Demonstration of effective teaching in Political Science/Public Policy 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.

Assistant/Associate Professor or Professor in Politics, Philosophy & Economics

The Asian University for Women seeks to appoint an Assistant/Associate Professor or Professor to the Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) 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 political science, quantitative research methods, and will be expected to contribute to the undergraduate teaching programmes, including core modules in political economy, comparative politics, ethics and public policy and/or core courses in social and political analysis. The successful candidate should have, or be close to obtaining (by 1 September 2021), a PhD in political science 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 Political Science or related field
  • A record of research reflective of years in the field.
  • Demonstration of effective teaching in Political Science 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.

Assistant/Associate Professor or Professor in Economics

The Asian University for Women seeks to appoint an Assistant/Associate Professor or Professor to the Economics (PPE) 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 economics, and will be expected to contribute to the undergraduate teaching programs, including core modules in econometrics, international trade, international finance, banking and finance, money and banking, and/or core courses in labour economics. The successful candidate should have, or be close to obtaining (by 1 September 2021), a PhD in economics 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 Economics or related field.
  • A record of research reflective of years in the field.
  • Demonstration of effective teaching in Economics 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.

Assistant/Associate Professor in Finance

The Asian University for Women seeks to appoint an Assistant/Associate Professor or Professor to the Economics 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 finance, along with theoretical principles of finance as well as understanding of management and entrepreneurship, and will be expected to contribute to the undergraduate teaching programs, including core modules in Corporate Finance, Entrepreneurial Finance, Financial Accounting, International Finance, Money and Banking, Bank Management, Regional Challenges, Business Analytics, Financial Markets and Institutions and/or core courses in finance. The successful candidate should have, or be close to obtaining (by 1 September 2021), a PhD in finance 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 Finance or related field.
  • A record of research reflective of years in the field.
  • Strong track record in teaching
  • Demonstration of effective teaching in Finance 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.

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.

Assistant or Associate Professor of Gender Studies

The Asian University for Women seeks to appoint an Assistant or Associate Professor of Gender Studies to the Undergraduate Core 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 gender studies, 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 gender studies 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 Gender Studies or related field.
  • A record of research reflective of years in the field.
  • Demonstration of effective teaching in Gender Studies 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.

Assistant or Associate Professor of Literature

The Asian University for Women seeks to appoint an Assistant or Associate Professor of Literature to the Undergraduate Core 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 literature, and will be expected to contribute to the undergraduate teaching on courses in 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 literature 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 Literature or related field.
  • A record of research reflective of years in the field.
  • Demonstration of effective teaching in Literature 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.

Chair in Computer Science

The Asian University for Women (AUW) seeks applications for its inaugural Chair in Computer Science to co-envision and build a strong Computer Science Department. To fill this position, we are seeking an outstanding academic, who is a major research leader in any of the cutting edge research areas of Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Machine Learning, Internet and Mobile Applications, IoT, Computer Networks, and Security and Privacy.

AUW is an institution committed to generating and scaling positive social change. The preferred candidate will have experience promoting technological innovation to address relevant global issues, as well as experience working with industry and a network of professional partners in the region and internationally. The Chair will oversee the department’s partnerships with HarvardX, Oracle, and our other external collaborators.

Located in the port city of Chittagong, Bangladesh, AUW is a liberal arts institution, home to an international faculty and over 800 students from 16 Asian countries. The university is dedicated to teaching excellence in a liberal arts setting, with a strong commitment to research and scholarly engagement. Further information about AUW is available at http://www.auw.edu.bd.

Required Qualifications:

This is a unique opportunity to play a key leadership role in building and advancing the discipline of computer science. The selected candidate is expected to have outstanding leadership capacity and a strong commitment to excellence in both teaching and research. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science or another appropriate field, with at least six years teaching experience and experience with instructional technology. Experience in industry is also desirable.

Additional requirements include:

  • An excellent record of teaching, research and professional accomplishment;
  • Strong experience in establishing and managing academic programs, recruiting students and staff, and supervising faculty.
Additional Information:

In addition to teaching, faculty responsibilities include: recruiting; advising and mentoring students; engaging students in undergraduate research, internships and related opportunities; participating in departmental and committee work; and maintaining a professional scholarship agenda. Candidates must also be committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship in a small liberal arts and sciences university environment.

Compensation package: Salary is negotiable, based on rank and experience. Benefits include deferred compensation, accommodation, annual travel and international health insurance. Non-Bangladeshi citizens are eligible for income tax exemption in Bangladesh.

Application Instructions:

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references, along with a teaching statement and research statement as PDF files to hrd@auw.edu.bd.

Clearly write in bold the position to which you are applying. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Philosophy Faculty (Comparative Politics)

Asian University for Women is seeking applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Comparative Politics to teach on AUW’s first year Core Curriculum as well as on its bachelor’s degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. The average teaching load is normally 3 courses per semester with 15 – 25 students per course.

The Core Curriculum: A defining feature of the undergraduate experience at AUW is the first year Core Curriculum which requires students to complete coursework in ethical reasoning, social analysis, literature, civilizational studies and the arts, natural sciences, mathematics and computer sciences. This broad foundation is meant to provide insight for upper level courses in a range of specializations. A philosopher teaching on the Core Curriculum will be required to teach introductory courses that also provide a glimpse into the reasoning and conceptual frameworks that prepare students for upper level courses in other disciplines (e.g. an introductory comparative methods course that can be used for upper level courses in both PPE or Public Health).

Politics, Philosophy & Economics: The PPE major is one of the most popular majors at AUW. It promises to “produce critical and principled thinkers who are also global citizens.” In addition to reading classic texts and gaining conceptual insight into the nature of foundational debates, PPE scholars at AUW are expected to apply this theoretical framework to real-world challenges ranging from poverty and ethnic conflict, to natural resource depletion and climate change.

Asian Studies or Development: AUW also allows students to choose minors in Asian Studies or Development studies. Ability to teach on these minors, while not necessary, would be desirable.

Requirements:

Essential

  • A doctorate in politics or government with at least one publication or a doctorate in a related field with three publications in journals of politics, policy or world affairs.
  • A record of research reflective of years in the field.
  • Demonstration of effective teaching.
  • 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.
  • The ability to teach cross-disciplinary courses with faculty on AUW’s other bachelors’ degree programs (Public Health, Bioinformatics, Environmental Science and Economics.)
  • Experience or interest working in Asia.
  • Experience or interest working at women’s colleges.
About Asian University for Women:

AUW is a multicultural liberal arts university located in Chittagong, Bangladesh with students from sixteen countries across Asia and the Middle East. It aims to produce liberal arts graduates prepared to take their place amongst the next generation of Asia’s leaders, activists and change-makers. Leadership and social justice are important elements of AUW’s curriculum as well as a part of its core mission.

AUW graduates can be found working in government offices across Asia, as well as in the private and non-profit sectors. Alumnae are currently pursuing graduate degrees at renowned universities including Columbia, Oxford and Stanford.

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references, along with a teaching statement and research statement as PDF files to hrd@auw.edu.bd.

Clearly write in bold the position to which you are applying. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Philosophy Faculty (Ethics)

Asian University for Women is seeking applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Philosophy specializing in Ethics. The new faculty member will teach on AUW’s first year Core Curriculum as well as on its bachelor’s degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. The average teaching load is normally 3 courses per semester with 15 – 25 students per course.

The Core Curriculum: A defining feature of the undergraduate experience at AUW is the first year Core Curriculum which requires students to complete coursework in ethical reasoning, social analysis, literature, civilizational studies and the arts, natural sciences, mathematics and computer sciences. This broad foundation is meant to provide insight for upper level courses in a range of specializations. A philosopher teaching on the Core Curriculum will be required to teach introductory courses that also provide a glimpse into the reasoning and conceptual frameworks that prepare students for upper level courses in other disciplines (e.g. an introductory comparative methods course that can be used for upper level courses in both PPE or Public Health).

Politics, Philosophy & Economics: The PPE major is one of the most popular majors at AUW. It promises to “produce critical and principled thinkers who are also global citizens.” In addition to reading classic texts and gaining conceptual insight into the nature of foundational debates, PPE scholars at AUW are expected to apply this theoretical framework to real-world challenges ranging from poverty and ethnic conflict, to natural resource depletion and climate change.

Asian Studies or Development: AUW also allows students to choose minors in Asian Studies or Development studies. Ability to teach on these minors, while not necessary, would be desirable.

Requirements:

Essential

  • A doctorate in philosophy with at least one publication in a philosophical journal; or a doctorate in a related field with at least three publications in philosophical journals including at least one in a top-ranked journal of philosophy.
  • A record of research reflective of years in the field.
  • Demonstration of effective teaching in philosophy courses or in related courses with substantive content in ethics (e.g. bioethics, political thought, etc.)
  • 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.
  • The ability to teach cross-disciplinary courses with faculty on AUW’s other bachelors’ degree programs (Public Health, Bioinformatics, Environmental Science and Economics.)
  • Experience or interest working in Asia.
  • Experience or interest working at women’s colleges.
About Asian University for Women:

AUW is a multicultural liberal arts university located in Chittagong, Bangladesh with students from sixteen countries across Asia and the Middle East. It aims to produce liberal arts graduates prepared to take their place amongst the next generation of Asia’s leaders, activists and change-makers. Leadership and social justice are important elements of AUW’s curriculum as well as a part of its core mission.

AUW graduates can be found working in government offices across Asia, as well as in the private and non-profit sectors. Alumnae are currently pursuing graduate degrees at renowned universities including Columbia, Oxford and Stanford.

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references, along with a teaching statement and research statement as PDF files to hrd@auw.edu.bd.

Clearly write in bold the position to which you are applying. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Philosophy Faculty (Logic, Philosophy of Mathematics or Philosophy of Science)

Asian University for Women is seeking applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Philosophy specializing in Logic, Philosophy of Mathematics or Philosophy of Science. The new faculty member will teach on AUW’s first year Core Curriculum as well as on its bachelor’s degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. The average teaching load is normally 3 courses per semester with 15 – 25 students per course.

The Core Curriculum: A defining feature of the undergraduate experience at AUW is the first year Core Curriculum which requires students to complete coursework in ethical reasoning, social analysis, literature, civilizational studies and the arts, natural sciences, mathematics and computer sciences. This broad foundation is meant to provide insight for upper level courses in a range of specializations. A philosopher teaching on the Core Curriculum will be required to teach introductory courses that also provide a glimpse into the reasoning and conceptual frameworks that prepare students for upper level courses in other disciplines (e.g. an introductory comparative methods course that can be used for upper level courses in both PPE or Public Health).

Politics, Philosophy & Economics: The PPE major is one of the most popular majors at AUW. It promises to “produce critical and principled thinkers who are also global citizens.” In addition to reading classic texts and gaining conceptual insight into the nature of foundational debates, PPE scholars at AUW are expected to apply this theoretical framework to real-world challenges ranging from poverty and ethnic conflict, to natural resource depletion and climate change.

Asian Studies or Development: AUW also allows students to choose minors in Asian Studies or Development studies. Ability to teach on these minors, while not necessary, would be desirable.

Requirements:

Essential

  • A doctorate in philosophy with at least one publication in a philosophical journal; or if a doctorate in a related field, at least three publications in philosophical journals including at least one in a top-ranked journal of philosophy.
  • A record of research reflective of years in the field.
  • Demonstration of effective teaching in philosophy courses (e.g. philosophy of science, philosophy of mathematics, etc.) or in applied courses from disciplines related to philosophy (e.g. bioethics, technology & society, theoretical finance, etc.)
  • 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.
  • The ability to teach cross-disciplinary courses with faculty on AUW’s other bachelors’ degree programs (Public Health, Bioinformatics, Environmental Science and Economics.)
  • Experience or interest working in Asia.
  • Experience or interest working at women’s colleges.
About Asian University for Women:

AUW is a multicultural liberal arts university located in Chittagong, Bangladesh with students from sixteen countries across Asia and the Middle East. It aims to produce liberal arts graduates prepared to take their place amongst the next generation of Asia’s leaders, activists and change-makers. Leadership and social justice are important elements of AUW’s curriculum as well as a part of its core mission.

AUW graduates can be found working in government offices across Asia, as well as in the private and non-profit sectors. Alumnae are currently pursuing graduate degrees at renowned universities including Columbia, Oxford and Stanford.

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references, along with a teaching statement and research statement as PDF files to hrd@auw.edu.bd.

Clearly write in bold the position to which you are applying. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Public Health Faculty

The Asian University for Women (AUW) seeks applications for full-time faculty position in Mathematics to begin in August 2021. Located in the port city of Chittagong, Bangladesh, AUW is a US style liberal arts university, with representation of wide range of international faculty and home to over 900 students from 19 Asian countries. The university is dedicated to teaching excellence in a liberal art setting, with a strong commitment to research and scholarly engagement.

Field of expertise: Ability to design and teach courses in Introduction to Public Health, Maternal and Child Health, Nutrition for Health, Regional Challenges in Public Health with a focus on Asia, Global Mental Health, Health Economics and Ethical & Policy Issues in Public Health

Academic Rank: Ranging from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor, based on experience.

Start Date: August 1, 2021; 1-year contract, renewable based on satisfactory performance.

Gross Compensation Package: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Benefits: accommodation, annual travel, health insurance; Non-Bangladeshi citizens eligible for income tax exemption in Bangladesh.

Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Nutrition, Epidemiology or Public Health from a recognized university.
  • Evidence of teaching, research and publications excellence.
  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and communication skills.
  • Ability to adapt in a multicultural and diverse academic environment.
Duties:
  • Plan, develop, and teach courses and seminars for undergraduate students with public health major and minor.
  • Serve as academic advisor and mentor to students.
  • Supervise students in developing and implementing senior thesis projects including guiding them in data analysis, thesis writing and presentation.
  • Attract funding and engage in public health research using biostatistical and epidemiologic methods
  • Provide leadership and service on academic committees.

Teaching requirement: six 4-credit courses per academic year; expected to teach: Introduction to Public Health, Maternal Child Health, Global Health Challenges, Health Economics, Ethical & Policy Issues in Public Health and Nutrition for Health.

Please submit a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, research statement and the names of three references, as either MS Word or PDF files to hrd@auw.edu.bd.

Administration

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: July 31, 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 multi-cultural 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
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 two references (Name & Contact Information) via email at 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.

IT Executive

Position: IT Executive

Unit: IT

Reports to: Head of IT

Start Date: As soon as possible

Application Deadline: July 31, 2021

Job Description:

● To support all users by installing and configuring computer hardware, software, systems, networks, printers and scanners
● To assist in ensuring that the University’s computer network is functioning properly
● To maintain a track of all IT equipment
● To ensure troubleshooting of printers, Antivirus, UPS, switch and Wi-Fi (Access Points) devices etc.
● To keep detailed records of all troubleshooting
● To provide support including procedural documentation and relevant reports
● To perform other functions as necessary or assigned by the Head of IT

Qualifications and Experience Required:

● Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Science from any reputed university
● 1 year of experience in IT support service is preferred
● Good communication skills (both spoken and written) in Bangla and English
● Attention to detail and problem solving skill
● Excellent knowledge in MS Office application
● In-depth knowledge of IT and several generic desktop software tools
● Good IT troubleshooting skill
● Self-motivated, quick learner, able to work independently and also to contribute as a team member
● Experience of working in a multicultural setting with excellent communication skills
● Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to represent the University in a professional manner

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.

Procurement Officer

Position: Procurement Officer

Unit: Procurement

Reports to: Head of Procurement

Start Date: As soon as possible

Application Deadline: July 20, 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

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.

Research Coordinator

Position: Research Coordinator

Unit: Research and Ethics Committee (REC)

Reports to: Chair of Research and Ethics Committee (REC)

Start Date: As soon as possible

Application Deadline: July 15, 2021

The Asian University for Women (AUW) seeks applications for a full-time Research Coordinator position to begin in September 2021. Located in the port city of Chittagong, Bangladesh, AUW is a US style liberal arts and sciences university, with representation of wide range of international faculty and home to over 900 students from 19 Asian countries. The university is dedicated to teaching excellence in a liberal art setting, with a strong commitment to research and scholarly engagement. Further information about AUW is available at http://asian-university.org

Contract Length
One year (renewable subject to performance and availability of funds)

Job Description

The Research Coordinator (RC) will report to the Chair of Research and Ethics Committee (REC) and will work closely with the Chair of Research and Ethics Committee (REC), and Associate Deans. The RC will be responsible for the following:

1. keeping abreast of the research and funding information portals, monitoring and disseminating research funding opportunities relevant to AUW’s mission;
2. engaging with research funding agencies and partner agencies on behalf of AUW researchers to liaise communication and coordination;
3. providing support for researchers in developing ideas and assisting in development and the timely submission of proposals;
4. managing the administrative deadline of the application process;
5. collaborating with the principal investigators of awarded projects and the Chair of the Research and Ethics Committee (REC) on monitoring and management of the deliverables and funds.
6. facilitating training and workshops on proposal writing, funding sources and grants administration to faculty, staff and students.
7. attending professional and scientific conferences to remain up to date on new grant opportunities and maintain professional communication with funding agencies and research partners.

Candidates Eligible to Apply
Internal/External

Employment Status
Full Time

Educational and professional qualifications

  • Candidates must have a minimum of BSc or BA degree from a regionally accredited academic institution.
  • A relevant knowledge and experience in research coordination and administration.
  • Experience with research grants including application requirements, financial processes and compliance with regulations, technical and financial deliverables.
  • Good knowledge on analytical use and interpretation of data
  • Proficiency in MS Office, especially Word, Excel; internet research browsers, and online grant submission and management platforms, as well as statistical software packages and programs.

Essential Qualities & Skills

  • Excellent time and office management skills.
  • Excellent team player skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent skills on critical thinking and ability to take initiatives.

Job location
Until the end of the current COVID-19 pandemic measures, the RC will work from home; afterwards the position will be at Chattogram on a flexible hours schedule. The RC may also be required to travel nationally and internationally relevant to research activities.

Application deadline
Please submit a cover letter and CV to hrd@auw.edu.bd before 15 July 2021. Please 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