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Professor of Practice in Psychology
American University of Sharjah

Date Posted Sep. 24, 2018
Title Professor of Practice in Psychology
University American University of Sharjah
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Department International Studies Department
Application Deadline Nov. 1, 2018
Position Start Date Fall 2019
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Psychology - School
    Psychology - Neuropsychology
    Psychology - Industrial/Organizational
    Psychology - Educational
    Psychology - Clinical
    Psychology - Behavior Analysis

American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates invites professional psychologists to apply for our new Professor of Practice faculty positions, within the Department of International Studies, beginning in Fall 2019. We seek candidates who are active psychology professionals in the UAE in any applied area of psychology, including but not limited to clinical, counseling, educational, school, neuro, behavioral and I/O psychology.

Successful candidates will have, at minimum, a professional licensure and terminal Master’s degree, though PhD, PsyD, MD, or equivalent degree in the relevant field are preferred. Other requirements include strong experience and skills in teaching-related activities, professional experience reflecting a strong commitment to psychological science, prior (or ongoing) contributions to scholarly activities in psychology, and an interest in contributing to student development. The position requires teaching three courses per year and involves service activities to the psychology program.

As a university formed on the American model and with English as the language of instruction, American University of Sharjah gives priority to candidates who have experience in American models of higher education.

We are in the final stages of securing initial accreditation for a new undergraduate program in psychology, to begin in 2019. As such, candidates should also indicate any interests, qualifications, or experiences related to undergraduate program development.

Application materials must include a letter of interest in the position, curriculum vitae and contact information for three referents. If published, please also provide one sample publication. Please limit your materials to these documents and submit your application via We may request additional information from applicants who meet our initial criteria for employment.

American University of Sharjah is a not-for-profit, independent, coeducational institution of higher education formed on American models but thoroughly grounded in Arab culture. Located in University City, Sharjah (about 15 km from Dubai), AUS offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs to approximately 5,600 students from more than 95 nations. English is the language of instruction and the workplace.

AUS was recently named by Times Higher Education as hosting the most internationally diverse student body in the world, reflecting a dynamic and cosmopolitan metro area that includes abundant opportunities for travel, entertainment, cultural experiences and natural beauty.

AUS is licensed and its programs are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the Ministry of Education’s Higher Education Affairs Division in the United Arab Emirates. AUS has been accredited in the United States of America by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA, Tel +1 215 662 5606) since June 2004.

You are welcome to contact the chair of the search committee, Angela Maitner (, or the Head of the Department of International Studies, Vernon Pedersen (, with any questions about the position or American University of Sharjah.

Applications submitted by November 1, 2018 will be given priority.

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Vernon Pedersen
    International Studies Department
    American University of Sharjah
    United Arab Emirates
  • 97165154463


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