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POLS International Relations
The American University in Cairo

Date Posted Nov. 12, 2020
Title POLS International Relations
University The American University in Cairo
Cairo, Egypt
Department Political Science
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Fall 2021
  • Associate Professor
    Assistant Professor
  • Political Science - International
Company Description:

The American University in Cairo (AUC) has a rich legacy that dates back 100 years. Founded in 1919 as an English-language university based on high standards of conduct and scholarship, AUC remains a vibrant institution that contributes to the intellectual growth, discipline, and character of the future leaders of Egypt and the region. AUC emphasizes a liberal arts education, with all undergraduate students studying a common set of courses in the humanities and the natural and social sciences as part of the University's Core Curriculum. The AUC Libraries contain the largest English-language research collection in the region and are an active and integral part of the University's pursuit of excellence in all academic and scholarly programs. AUC is chartered and accredited in the United States and Egypt. It has a diverse body of students and faculty. Faculty salary and rank are based on qualifications and professional experience. According to AUC policies and procedures, faculty are entitled to generous benefits.

Job Description:

The Department of Political Science invites applications for two positions in International Relations starting Fall 2021. The position is on a fixed-term contract (four years) and open to candidates at the Assistant or Associate Professor levels. Teaching responsibilities will include a combination of courses in the fields of theories of international relations, foreign-policy analysis, international organizations and global security. This position will involve teaching at the BA and MA levels within the Department of Political Science. Candidates with a focus on critical international relation theories, the Global South (Asia, Africa, and/or Latin America), and/or history and historical approaches to international relation are particularly encouraged to apply. The search committee is eager to review applications of individuals with demonstrated excellence in teaching, an accomplished and active research agenda, and an interest in living and working in the Middle East.


A PhD is required at the time of appointment. Successful candidates should have an ongoing research and publication program and teaching experience. In addition to research and teaching, responsibilities include service to the Department and the University.

Additional Information:

Priority will be given to applications received by December 15, 2020.

The position is open until filled.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must submit the following documents online:

a) A current CV

b) A letter of interest (specifying the rank - assistant or associate professor - for which the candidate wishes to be considered)

c) A statement of teaching philosophy

d) A completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF) submitted online with your application

e) A copy of a recently published or accepted article or chapter

f) Three letters of reference

Please ask three referees familiar with your professional background to send letters directly to; with the name of the candidate/Faculty position/ Department.

All applications should be uploaded online:

Please take note of your account login details.

For more information, e-mail Dr. Rabab El Mahdi, Chair,; Ms. Gehan Wissa, Executive Assistant to the Chair,; or visit the department's website at:

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Rabab Elmahdi
    Political Science
    The American University in Cairo



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