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Faculty Position in Psychology
American University of Sharjah

Date Posted Sep. 24, 2018
Title Faculty Position in Psychology
University American University of Sharjah
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Department International Studies Department
Application Deadline Nov. 1, 2018
Position Start Date Fall 2019
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Psychology - Developmental
    Psychology - Cognitive
    Psychology - General

American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates invites applications for a full-time faculty position in psychology beginning in Fall 2019. As an American-accredited institution in the liberal arts tradition, we seek candidates with a passion for both teaching and research in any area of specialization. However, expertise in biological, cognitive, developmental, health or personality, and an ability to contribute to introductory and research methods, is a plus.

Successful candidates will have a PhD in psychology or a closely related field, professional experience reflecting a commitment to teaching, an active research agenda and strong communication skills. 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.

With two dedicated lab spaces, specialized software and hardware (such as E-Prime and MediaLab/DirectRT), a research participation pool and support services such as Sona Systems, our current faculty regularly publish in peer reviewed journals and have won both internal and external competitive grants for their research, often integrating AUS undergraduates into their lab activities. Our cultural context presents the opportunity to introduce psychological science to thousands of young adults who might otherwise find few such chances.

We are in the final stages of securing initial accreditation for a new undergraduate program in psychology to begin in 2019. As such, candidates should indicate interests and experiences related to undergraduate program development. Administrative experience is a plus.

Application materials requested for the first stage of evaluation include a letter of interest in the position, curriculum vitae, one sample publication and contact information for three referents. Please limit your materials to these documents and submit your application via We may request additional information from applicants who meet our initial criteria for employment.
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. 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.

You are welcome to contact the chair of the search committee, Angela Maitner (, or the Head of the Department of International Studies, Vernon Pedersen (, with any questions about the position, the American University of Sharjah, or expatriate life in the UAE.

Applications submitted by November 1, 2018 will be given priority.

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Contact Information

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


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