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Visiting Professor of Sociology
American University of Sharjah

Date Posted May 29, 2018
Title Visiting Professor of Sociology
University American University of Sharjah
Department Department of International Studies
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Fall 2018
  • Sharjah
    United Arab Emirates
  • Visiting Professor
  • Sociology - General

The Department of International Studies at American University of Sharjah invites applications for a visiting professor in sociology for the Fall 2018 semester. Successful candidates will have a PhD in sociology. Prior teaching experience is highly desirable. We are particularly interested in candidates who can teach Introduction to Sociology and a course on Global Stratification. The position includes on-campus housing.

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

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. The UAE is a highly diversified, technologically advanced and secure country with an excellent reputation for tourism, business, and engineering.

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.

Application materials requested for the first stage of evaluation include a letter of interest in the position, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three referents. Please limit your materials to these documents and submit your application via the following link:

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

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Contact Information

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


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