American University of Sharjah

Faculty Positions


Faculty positions for  College of Arts and Sciences

American University of Sharjah (AUS) is a non-profit, coeducational institution of higher education formed on American models.  

The university is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and by the Ministry of Higher Education in the UAE. All instruction (except languages) is in English, and English is widely spoken throughout the United Arab Emirates.

The university is located 10 miles from the center of Sharjah City and 15 miles from the city of Dubai. The Emirate of Sharjah is situated between the shores of the Arabian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman and has beautiful beaches and lovely varied countryside. The architecturally distinctive campus, located on 316 acres, includes nine academic buildings; administration, library and athletic structures; and accommodations for faculty, staff and students. Academic buildings are equipped with state-of-the art science, engineering and language laboratories, digital studios and computer facilities. Currently, AUS has approximately 5,225 students, 351 full-time faculty and over 400 full-time staff.

American University of Sharjah (AUS) is a non-profit, coeducational institution of higher education formed on the American model.  The university is licensed in the United Arab Emirates. For more information about AUS, please visit:

Visiting faculty position in Physics

The Department of Physics at the American University of Sharjah invites applications for a one-year visiting faculty position starting first of September 2014. All ranks will be considered.

Strong candidates from all fields of physics, experimental and theoretical, will be considered. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Physics. Evidence of excellence in teaching and research, and strong communication skills in English, are required. Experience in the American-style of higher education is strongly preferred.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an adequate candidate is identified.  Salary will be commensurate with experience.

To apply, please send a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, and the names and addresses of at least three references to Dean Mahmoud Anabtawi, College of Arts and Sciences, American University of Sharjah, PO Box 26666, Sharjah, UAE, by email to

Adjunct physics lab instructors

The Department of Physics at the American University of Sharjah seeks Physicists with M.Sc. degree to work as  adjunct Laboratory Instructors during the upcoming Fall semester (September 7, 2014 to January 5, 2015.). All Physics areas will be considered and preference will be given to candidates with experience in teaching physics labs or courses at the undergraduate level.

Interested applicants who are residents in the UAE and have a resident visa that is valid for work, should send a letter of application and  curriculum vitae to: Ms. Noor Abdulmaati, Physics department: e-mail

Biology Lab Instructor (BLI) - Adjunct

The Department of Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Sciences seeks a BLI who will teach the laboratory component of different Biology courses being offered by the department and carry out other related activities. The BLI will instruct the laboratory component of General Biology I and II and one or more of the following: genetics, physiology, microbiology, and ecology. In addition, the BLI will be expected to operate standard and advanced biology equipment.

The successful candidate will have an MS degree in Biology or Biology-related field, good communication skills in English, and prior experience in a similar position.

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Faculty position in History

The Department of International Studies at the American University of Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) is seeking a historian who specializes in Middle Eastern history to teach a range of courses on the modern Middle East as well as survey courses in World History. The department seeks candidates who are not only committed to both teaching and research excellence, but who can also contribute to a rich interdisciplinary atmosphere. The successful candidate will have experience with the North American higher educational system and have perfect mastery of English. Application materials must include: a letter of application, CV, names and contact information of three references, a writing/publication sample or samples and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Review of applications will begin on December 17 and continue until the position is filled. AUS is committed to diversity among its faculty and staff. Please send applications to

Adjunct Faculty Position in the Department of English

The Department of English at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) seeks applicants for a one or two-semester position as an adjunct faculty member teaching Academic Research Writing, Writing for Engineers, or Business Writing during the 2014-2015 academic year.

Candidates having completed a Ph.D. in English, Rhetoric and Composition, or TESOL/ESP (with experience teaching writing), and currently working in the UAE are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should send a letter of application, CV, letter of recommendation/s and a statement of teaching philosophy to: Dr. Kathleen Hewett-Smith, e-mail:

Review of applications will commence immediately.