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Faculty Position in Political Science
American University of Sharjah

Date Posted Sep. 24, 2018
Title Faculty Position in Political Science
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
  • Political Science - International
    Political Science - Comparative
    Political Science - General

The Department of International Studies at American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates seeks to hire a full-time faculty member in political science beginning in the Fall 2019. The successful candidate will have a focus in either comparative politics or international relations. Regional specialization is open, but candidates with an interest in the Middle East, East Asia or Europe are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates must be able to teach introductory classes in political science and international relations, as well as a range of upper-level courses in their field.

Successful candidates will have a PhD in Political Science; a record of excellent teaching, ideally of no less than one year; a proven record of scholarship; and an active research agenda. All department members are expected to contribute to a range of faculty and student-oriented service activities in what is a vibrant interdisciplinary department. The regular teaching load is 3-3, with support for conference and research travel.

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

Application materials must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three references, a writing/publication sample, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Please apply online at

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, United Arab Emirates (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.

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

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Contact Information

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


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