American University of Sharjah

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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: http://www.aus.edu/about

Head of the Department of Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Sciences

The Department of Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) invites experienced candidates to apply for the Head of Department (HoD) position. 

Qualifications and Experience

  • A PhD in Biology, Chemistry, or Environmental Sciences
  • A current rank of Professor or Associate Professor
  • Experience in North American higher education institution(s)
  • An excellent record in teaching, research, and service
  • Leadership and administrative experience in multi-disciplinary programs
  • Background in the process of faculty evaluation and mentoring
  • Interest and background in promoting research
  • Experience in program accreditation and curriculum development
  • A vision for the future development of the department that is consistent with the mission and strategic plan of the college and university.

The Department of Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Sciences at AUS offers a Bachelor of Science in Biology, a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences.  Our programs, which have been accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, prepare our graduates for a variety of exciting careers. The department currently has 16 full time faculty members and 10 Lab staff that are actively engaged in various fields of research.

For full consideration, applications must be received before January 31, 2015.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Interested applicants should electronically send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief statement of administrative philosophy, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research and three letters of recommendation to Professor Mahmoud Anabtawi, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, e-mail: cas-BCEHoD@aus.edu

Further information about the department can be found here.

Assistant Professor in Contemporary Transnational Literatures

The American University of Sharjah, an internationally ranked and accredited American-style university of 6000 students in the United Arab Emirates, seeks, pending budget approval, a full-time faculty member with specialization in Contemporary Transnational Literatures to teach program courses in modern, postcolonial, and global literatures as well as general education courses in the Department of English. The Department of English is especially interested in candidates who have a secondary focus in Middle East or Asian Studies as well as three or more years successful experience teaching academic and professional writing.

Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in a relevant field, a strong record of excellence in teaching and ongoing scholarly publication, and a demonstrated commitment to productive institutional service. The University is fully committed to equal opportunity at all levels without discrimination on the basis of race, gender, religion, age, family status, or national origin. As a university formed on American models, AUS will give priority to candidates who have substantial experience in American models of higher education.

Interested applicants should send a letter of application (including a statement of teaching experience and research interests), curriculum vita, and the names and addresses of three referees to: Dr. Mahmoud Anabtawi, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, American University of Sharjah, e-mail: cashr@aus.edu

Completed applications received by December 10, 2014 will be given priority consideration 

Sociology Instructor - Adjunct

The Department of International Studies at the American University of Sharjah is seeking an adjunct instructor to teach general sociology courses. Applicants must have at least a Master's Degree in Sociology or related fields, such as Social Work or Anthropology at the time of appointment. Preference will be given to candidates who are strongly committed to teaching undergraduate students. The teaching load is two courses per semester, including at least one session of Introduction to Sociology. Applicants must be fluent in English language and have experiences with North American educational system. Review of applications will begin immediately until the position is filled. Appointment starts on February 14, 2015.   Please send your letter of interest and vita to fkhattab@aus.edu

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 the following courses: General Biology I, General Biology II, 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.

Please send your letter of interest and vita to sarugay@aus.edu

Faculty Position in the Department of Writing Studies

The Department of Writing Studies seeks full time faculty members in freshman composition at the American University of Sharjah. The department will fill one or more instructor positions this year.

Candidates should have a Master's degree in English, preferably specializing in Rhetoric and Composition, TESOL, or Linguistics.  In addition, the candidates should have a minimum of three years' experience teaching composition in American style higher education. Candidates must have excellent English proficiency and a demonstrated commitment to excellent teaching. Overseas experience preferred.

For full consideration, applications must be received before November 22nd, 2014.  Candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Mahmoud Anabtawi, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, email: cashr@aus.edu

Position in Arabic Studies

The Department of Arabic and Translation Studies in the American University of Sharjah invites applications for faculty positions in Arabic Studies at the rank of Assistant or Associate professor beginning in the Fall 2015. The successful candidates will have Ph. D. in Arabic studies (literary/cultural studies, intellectual history, modern Islam, Arabic historiography, classical literature and literary criticism, or related fields).

A native or near-native proficiency in Arabic and a strong command of English are expected. Strong scholarly record/potential and relevant teaching experience are also expected. The language of instruction at AUS is English. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Applicants should have experience in and/or familiarity with the North American higher educational system, and experience in dealing with cultural and educational needs of a linguistically and culturally diverse student population. The ability to contribute to other courses offered by the Department will be a distinct advantage.

Interested applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of research, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of at least three referees to: Dr Mahmoud Anabtawi, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, e-mail: cashr@aus.edu

For full consideration, applications must be received before November 15, 2014.

For information about the American University of Sharjah (AUS), please visit: www.aus.edu

Position in Translation Studies

The Department of Arabic and Translation Studies in the American University of Sharjah invites applications for a faculty position in Translation Studies at the rank of Assistant or Associate professor beginning in Fall 2015. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Translation Studies or closely related fields (the department is particularly interested in applicants with expertise in technological applications in translation, media and new media translation, cultural and/or sociological aspects of translation).

A native or near-native proficiency in English and a strong command of Arabic are expected.  Strong scholarly record/potential and relevant teaching experience, particularly at graduate levels, are also expected. The language of instruction at AUS is English. 

(the department is particularly interested in applicants with expertise in technological applications in translation, media and new media translation, audio-visual translation, cultural and/or sociological aspects of translation). Review of applications will begin immediately.

Applicants should have experience in and/or familiarity with the North American higher educational system, and experience in dealing with cultural and educational needs of a linguistically and culturally diverse student population. The ability to contribute to other courses offered by the Department will be a distinct advantage.

Interested applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of research, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of at least three referees to: Dr Mahmoud Anabtawi, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, e-mail: cashr@aus.edu

For full consideration, applications must be received before November 15, 2014.

For information about the American University of Sharjah (AUS), please visit: www.aus.edu

Media Studies Position

The Department of Mass Communication at the American University of Sharjah seeks a full time faculty member in Media Studies beginning Fall 2015. Successful candidates should have a doctoral degree in Mass Communication from an accredited university, and are expected to have an active research agenda in one or more of the following areas: Media History, Media Ethics, or International/Global Communication. Candidates should also have evidence of effective teaching in one or more of the following areas: media law and ethics; intercultural communication; international communication; media theory.

International teaching experience is a plus.

The Department of Mass Communication at AUS has one of the most vibrant and successful programs of its kind in the region. Its graduates are recognized as being amongst the best in the industry in the Middle East.

Review of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, applications must be received before November 15, 2014. Interested applicants should sent a letter of application , curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Mahmoud Anabtawi, Dean, College of  Arts and Sciences, e-mail: cashr@aus.edu and with subject : Application for Media Studies position.

Integrated Marketing Communication Position

The Department of Mass Communication at the American University of Sharjah seeks a full time faculty member in Integrated Marketing Communication beginning Fall 2015. Successful candidates should have a doctoral degree in IMC, Advertising, Public Relations, or related fields from an accredited university, and are expected to have an active research agenda in their area of expertise. Candidates should also have  evidence of effective teaching in IMC and/or related fields.

International teaching experience is a plus.

The Department of Mass Communication at AUS has one of the most vibrant and successful programs of its kind in the region. Its graduates are recognized as being amongst the best in the industry in the Middle East.

Review of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, applications must be received before November 15, 2014. Interested applicants should sent a letter of application , curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Mahmoud Anabtawi, Dean, College of  Arts and Sciences, e-mail: cashr@aus.edu and with subject : Application for Integrated Marketing Communication  position.

Faculty position in Political Science

The Department of International Studies at the American University of Sharjah invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Political Science to start Fall 2015. We encourage applications from candidates who have expertise in International Relations, Security Studies, International Organizations and Public International Law. The successful candidate would be expected to teach introductory courses in political science as well as advanced courses.  The ability to teach an upper-level undergraduate course on American foreign policy or U.S. national security would be a plus. 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. Application materials should be submitted via email at cashr@aus.edu and must include: a letter of application, CV, names and contact information of 3 references, writing/publication sample, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. The deadline for applications is November 15, 2014.  Review of completed applications will continue until the position is filled. AUS is committed to diversity in the workforce.

Faculty position in Physics

The Department of Physics at the American University of Sharjah invites applications for a full time faculty position at the assistant professor rank, to start in August 2015.  Strong candidates from all fields of physics, experimental and theoretical, will be considered. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Physics from a North American institution. Evidence of excellence in teaching, and strong communication skills in the English language, are expected. Experience in the American-style of higher education is strongly preferred.  The deadline to submit an application is November 15, 2014.

A complete application must include a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, and the names and addresses of at least three references. Only completed applications will be reviewed.  Please send applications to Dean Mahmoud Anabtawi, College of Arts and Sciences, American University of Sharjah, PO Box 26666, Sharjah, UAE, by email to cashr@aus.edu. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

The American University of Sharjah is accredited with both the Middle States Association in Delaware and the Ministry of Higher Education in the United Arab Emirates. Its curricula, teaching standards, and employment norms are fully in tune with the American model of higher education. Additional information about the American University of Sharjah can be found at http://www.aus.edu.

Faculty positions in Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the American University of Sharjah invites applications for faculty positions in mathematics at the Assistant or Associate Professor level beginning August 2015. Applicants with strong research potential in all areas of mathematics will be considered. While the area of specialization is open, candidates with research interests in applied mathematics, actuarial mathematics, and statistics are encouraged to apply.

Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in mathematics or statistics. Evidence of potential in research, excellence in teaching at all levels of the curriculum, and strong communication skills in English, are expected. Experience in American-style higher education is an advantage.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and arrange for at least three letters of recommendation (one of which addresses teaching) to be sent. All applications should be submitted via e-mail to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Mahmoud Anabtawi at cashr@aus.edu. Complete applications should be received by November 15, 2014 to receive full consideration.

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics at AUS offers a master of science in mathematics, an undergraduate major in mathematics, a minor in applied and computational mathematics, and a minor in actuarial mathematics. It provides courses in service to almost every academic program campus-wide. The department currently consists of twenty-nine full time faculty members who are actively engaged in original research in different areas of mathematics and statistics. The teaching load is nine credit hours per semester.

Faculty position in History

The Department of International Studies at American University of Sharjah seeks a full-time faculty member specialized in the modern history of the Middle East/North Africa. Candidates must be able to teach a range of courses on the history of the modern Middle East/North Africa as well as survey courses in world history.

Successful candidates will have a PhD in Middle Eastern/North African history, a record of excellent teaching, an active research agenda, and a wish to contribute actively to the interdisciplinary atmosphere in the Department of International Studies.

As a university formed on the American model, American University of Sharjah will give priority to candidates who have substantial experience in American models of higher education. Mastery of English is a requirement.

Application materials must include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three references, a writing/publication sample and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Please send applications to: Dr. Mahmoud Anabtawi, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, American University of Sharjah, email: cashr@aus.edu.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

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: khewettsmith@aus.edu.

Review of applications will commence immediately.