American University of Sharjah

New Faculty

New Faculty Orientation


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 different 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.

This website will attempt to answer many questions and concerns you may have as an employee in the United Arab Emirates at American University of Sharjah.