You have just joined a vibrant, multicultural community. As faculty and staff residents comprise an integral part of our lively campus community, the university provides a wide range of facilities, services and opportunities that cater to the needs of our community members.
Coming to a new country and new position can be a stressful time for everyone concerned, especially if you also have family to consider. American University of Sharjah (AUS) faculty members come from many countries and cultures. Some are already acquainted with the Middle East. For others, this appointment introduces a completely new dimension to their lives. You will want to know what to expect and how to make the transition from your country to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and AUS. While you will enjoy the general atmosphere of conviviality and warm hospitality that prevails here, there will always be cultural and behavioral differences that will take time to assimilate and accept. The FDC will attempt to answer the many questions and concerns you may have as a new faculty member at AUS.
Your contract has been signed and returned to the Office of the Chancellor, and now the process of getting to AUS commences. You should have received a welcome letter from Human Resources (HR) along with forms to complete and a list of required documents to be sent. For more information, download our Guide for New Faculty. This guide contains useful information about these services to help with your transition to AUS and the UAE.
The New Faculty Orientation is a week-long event designed to help new faculty transition to living and working at American University of Sharjah.
Download our New Faculty Welcome Kit.
Office of the Provost
Tel +971 6 515 2020
Human Resources Manager-Employee Services
Tel +971 6 515 2038