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Faculty Position in Political Science
American University of Sharjah

Date Posted Nov. 16, 2020
Title Faculty Position in Political Science
University American University of Sharjah
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Department International Studies Department
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Fall 2021
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Political Science - General
    Political Science - Comparative

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 Fall Semester 2021. This full-time position is open to applications from all ranks. The successful candidate will have a primary focus in comparative politics and a secondary focus in one other subfield of political science. Regional specialization is open, but candidates with a focus on populism and related phenomena are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates must be able to teach introductory classes in political science and comparative politics, 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. The new department member will be expected to reside in the UAE starting in August 2021. 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, 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

Applications submitted by January 15, 2021 will be given priority. Hiring is available pending budgetary approval.

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, AUS offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 5,000 students from approximately 90 nations. English is the language of instruction and the workplace. AUS has been ranked among the top ten Arab universities by QS World University Rankings every year for the past six consecutive years.

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.

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


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