American University of Sharjah

Staff Positions


Academic Staff

Lab Instructors - Academic Year 2016

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the American University of Sharjah invites applications for laboratory instructor appointments. Instructors in the department of Mechanical Engineering cover three main tracks:

1) Thermo-Fluids track

2) Design and Manufacturing track

3) Dynamics and Control track

We are seeking enthusiastic and dynamic candidates, with strong technical and hands on skills, in all areas of Mechanical Engineering. The candidate must have a bachelor's degree and an earned master degree in mechanical engineering or related areas. Duties will include teaching undergraduate laboratory courses, at both introductory and advanced levels, and assisting in departmental functions and duties. Teaching experience in an American model of higher education and/or work experience in North American industry are highly desirable.

Applicants should fill out an application form and upload the required documents (PDF) using the following link. The required documents are a cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae. Candidates are required to classify their area of expertise in one of the three Mechanical Engineering tracks listed above. Review of applications will begin in January 2016 and will continue until the positions are filled. The successful candidates are expected to assume duty on August, 2016.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Applicants who do not meet specified requirements will not be shortlisted. The successful candidates will join an established and growing department with a great ambition to serve the industrial needs of UAE and the Gulf region. The Department currently has 20 full-time faculty positions, approximately 600 undergraduate students and 30 graduate students. AUS is located in the Emirate of Sharjah, one of the seven emirates within the United Arab Emirates. The UAE is a highly diversified, technologically advanced and secure country with an excellent reputation for tourism, business, and engineering. The University, founded in 1997, is a private, not-for profit, co-educational institution with a healthy mix between teaching and research activities.

Additional information about the Mechanical Engineering Department can be found here.

If interested, applicants should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae with the names of three references to  The position applied for should be mentioned in the email subject line.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Applicants who do not meet specified requirements will not be shortlisted.

AUS Alumni are encouraged to apply for these positions

American University of Sharjah is an equal opportunity employer. We adhere to a policy of making employment decisions without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or marital status. We assure you that your opportunity for employment with us depends solely upon your qualifications.

NOTICE TO APPLICANTS: AUS complies with the US Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. During the interview process, you may be asked questions concerning your ability to perform job-related functions. If you are given a conditional offer of employment, you may be required to complete a post-job offer medical history questionnaire and undergo a medical examination, and all information will be kept confidential and in separate files.

American University of Sharjah, Human Resources
PO Box 26666, Sharjah, UAE, Fax: +971 6 515 2139