American University of Sharjah

Faculty Positions


Faculty positions for College of Arts and Sciences

Research Associate Position

The Department of Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Sciences (BCE) at the American University of Sharjah seeks to fill an opening for a research associate position.

The successful candidate will work on a project focused on chemical and structural characterization of dust and debris near GCC airports. The primary duties for this position are: fieldwork that involves particulate sampling and lab work that includes sample preparation, analysis and data processing. Samples will be collected near the Dubai airport during the initial phase and the collection may be extended to other airports in the GCC region in the later phases. We expect to conduct sampling and measurements during the next 18 months after hiring.

Desired qualifications/skills include:

  • PhD or MSc in Chemistry, Atmospheric or Environmental Sciences; Chemical or Civil Engineering; or a related discipline
  • Experience with atmospheric dust and particulate sampling techniques
  • Experience with sample preparation and chemical analysis techniques for dust/particulates
  • Familiarity with safety rules and procedures associated with chemistry labs and environmental processes
  • Experience in analytical chemical techniques such as inductively coupled plasma (ICP), ion chromatography (IC) and various liquid and gas chromatographic techniques, as well as basic chemistry lab techniques
  • Familiarity with SEM, SEM-EDS and FAAS techniques
  • Knowledge of analytical software tools and Microsoft office software
  • Fluency in English
  • Valid UAE driver's license

The project duration, as well as the length of the appointment, is 18 months. The project is led by Dr. Sofian Kanan (PI) and Dr. Yehya Elsayed (Co-PI)).

Position will remain open until filled. Email cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to Dr. Sofian Kanan

Adjunct Chemistry Faculty Position in the Department of Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Sciences (BCE)

The American University of Sharjah ( seeks Chemistry Ph.D. holders to serve as adjunct faculty in the Department of Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Sciences (BCE). The successful candidate will be required to instruct mainly general chemistry courses. The successful candidate will have a  PhD in Chemistry and an established record teaching in North American style, liberal arts environment.

BCE offers BS degrees in Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Sciences and minors in Biology, Environmental Sciences and Environmental Policy. BCE currently has 16 full time faculty members actively engaged in research in diverse areas within the three disciplines.

Review of applications will begin immediately and short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.  Applicants must be residents of the UAE.  Interested applicants should electronically send a cover letter and cv to Further information about the department can be found at:

Faculty Position in History

The Department of International Studies at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates seeks a full-time faculty member specialized in the modern history of South Asia or sub-Saharan Africa . A sub-field in East Asian history is an advantage. Candidates must be able to teach a range of courses in their field of specialization as well as survey courses in world history and an upper division course on imperialism.

Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in the relevant field, 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 and with English as the language of instruction, the American University of Sharjah will give priority to candidates who have substantial experience in American models of higher education.

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 & Sciences, American University of Sharjah, e-mail:

Review of applications will begin on 1 November 2015 and 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-semester position as an adjunct faculty to teach Advanced Academic Research Writing, Writing for Engineers, and/or Business Writing during the (AUS) Fall semester 2015 (possibly renewable depending on student interest and funding). Applications will be screened and selected candidates will be appointed on a rolling basis.

Candidates having a Ph.D. in English or a related area 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 start immediately.

Further information about the department can be found here.