American University of Sharjah

Faculty Positions


Faculty positions for College of Arts and Sciences

Visiting Faculty Position in Sociology

The Department of International Studies at the American University of Sharjah has an urgent need for a one-year visiting faculty appointment, rank open, in sociology for the academic year 2016-2017.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in sociology. The teaching load is 2 sections of Introduction to Sociology and 1 upper-level sociology course per semester. Ability to teach Environmental Sociology is a plus.

A complete application must include:

  1. A letter of application including teaching experience and research interests
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. Contact information for three references.

All materials should be addressed to Review of applications will begin immediately. Priority will be given to applications received before 15 June 2016.

The American University of Sharjah is located in the Emirate of Sharjah, approximately 20km from Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. Founded in 1997, AUS is an independent, not-for-profit coeducational institution serving some 6,000 students of more than 90 nationalities. AUS is accredited in the United States of America by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The language of instruction is English. Benefits include on-campus housing for faculty and dependents.

Adjunct Positions in Arabic Studies

The Department of Arabic and Translation Studies in the American University of Sharjah invites applications for  part time adjunct positions in Arabic Studies beginning in the Fall 2016.The successful candidates will have Ph.D. or MA in Arabic studies (Arabic Language, literary/cultural studies, or Islamic Studies) Candidates are expected to be able to teach in English. Candidates with MA must have at least 5 years teaching experience in a relevant field.

Interested applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of at least three referees to: Ms. Lamiaa Elanany, email:

Candidates must have a valid UAE residency Visa.

Review of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, applications must be received before July 1, 2016.