Academic Positions in Public Health

Kuwait University Faculty of Public Health


Faculty of Public Health, Health Sciences Center, Kuwait University.

Applications are invited for Assistant, Associate and Full Professors in Public Health specialties in all departments:

  • Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Department of Health Policy and Management
  • Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Department of Public Health Practice

For the list of open positions within each department, their required qualifications, and to apply online through May 8, 2021, please visit:

For more information about the faculty, visit the Faculty of Public Health website:

General Job Description

Faculty members are expected to:

  • Develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses, to mentor graduate and undergraduate students and to supervise their graduation Capstone projects.
  • Build an independent research program that complements and enhances ongoing research activities in the field and leads to publication and external funding.
  • Provide service to the department, the college, the university, other public health-related institutions in Kuwait, the broader community in Kuwait, and the Arabian Gulf region.

About the Faculty

The Faculty of Public Health is the fifth faculty of the Kuwait University Health Sciences Center, which first established its Faculty of Medicine in 1978. The Faculty of Public Health started a Bachelor of Science program in September, 2017, and its Master of Public Health program in September, 2018, graduating its first class of nine students in 2020.  You may find more detailed information about the Faculty of Public Health and the Health Sciences Center at:

The 2019-20 Annual Report details the Faculty's academic and research activities, and can be accessed at:

About Kuwait

Kuwait is a stable and peaceful country that has a well-developed public health and healthcare system. Kuwait University, established in 1966, is the only public university in Kuwait. The University encourages research and has excellent support facilities.

Range of Annual Combined Salary and Allowances

(Depends on rank, assigned years at rank, and marital status)

  • Professor:                  KD41,400 – KD45,504
  • Associate Professor:    KD33,180 – KD37,284
  • Assistant Professor:     KD27,960 – KD32,040

Other Monetary Benefits:

  • A one-time furniture allowance of KD3000, paid approximately three or four months after arrival.
  • A KD120 annual social allowance for each child resident in Kuwait.
  • Tuition fees for up to 3 children attending private primary or secondary schools in Kuwait. This benefit starts in first grade and is provided for a total of 12 years.
  • End-of-service gratuity: one month’s basic salary for each year of service, with vestment after five years. Note that “basic” salary is about one-fourth and one-third of the total salary and allowances, depending on rank.
  • A conference stipend of up to KD2500 for a conference (depending on the conference location) is paid for one conference every year or two (subject to budget availability).

Non-monetary Benefits:

  • Paid Leave: 60 days annual leave plus 20 days conference/academic leave, in addition to a range of days of religious and national holidays throughout the year.
  • Annual round-trip air tickets to home country for staff member, spouse and dependent children living in Kuwait.
  • Free National Health Insurance for the faculty member, which includes medical care within the Ministry of Health clinics and hospitals. Reasonable copays apply for services rendered.
  • Extra baggage allowance for relocation to Kuwait.



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