The Department of International Studies at American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates seeks applications for two visiting faculty positions for the 2019-2020 academic year. The department seeks candidates specializing in any of the following disciplines: anthropology, history, philosophy or sociology. Applicants must be willing to teach introductory courses as well as upper level courses in their area of specialty.
Successful candidates will have a PhD in their field and either a record of excellent teaching or demonstrated potential as an instructor. The position comes with faculty housing on campus and transportation to and from the United Arab Emirates. The regular teaching load is three sections per semester. Hire is contingent upon funding.
As a university formed on the American model and with English as the language of instruction, 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 and the names and contact information of three references. 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 5,200 students from more than 90 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 February 3, 2019 will be given priority.