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Faculty position | Cultural or Social Anthropology
American University of Sharjah

Date Posted Oct. 4, 2021
Title Faculty position | Cultural or Social Anthropology
University American University of Sharjah
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Department International Studies Department
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Fall 2022
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Anthropology

The Department of International Studies at American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates seeks to hire an open rank, full-time, rolling track faculty member in cultural or social anthropology. Candidates must be able to teach a range of introductory courses as well as upper-level undergraduate courses in their field. The ability to teach courses on globalization and cultural geography is a plus.

Successful candidates will have a PhD in Anthropology at the time of appointment, a record of excellent teaching, an active research agenda, and be willing and able to move to the UAE in August 2022. 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, research travel and access to internal research grants.

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 be uploaded as two files. One file should contain a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three references. A second file should contain a writing/publication sample and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Please apply on-line 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 about 5,000 students from more than 95 nations.

AUS is among the top three universities with the highest percentage of international students according to the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings (2021), 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. For more information, visit

You are welcome to contact Dr. Yuting Wang, Head of Department, at with any questions about the position.

The application deadline is November 15, 2021.

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Contact Information

  • Yuting Wang
    International Studies Department
    American University of Sharjah
    United Arab Emirates


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