American University of Sharjah

Staff Positions


Academic Staff

Mechanical Engineering Lab Instructor

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 a 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 December 2015 and will continue until the positions are filled. The successful candidates are expected to assume duty on August, 2016.

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 university and the Mechanical Engineering Department can be found at More information about the location of AUS is available here.