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Faculty Position in Sociology
American University of Sharjah

Date Posted Feb. 28, 2023
Title Faculty Position in Sociology
University American University of Sharjah
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Department International Studies Department
Application Deadline Mar. 31, 2023
Position Start Date Fall 2023
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Sociology - General

The Department of International Studies at American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates seeks to fill  an open-rank position in sociology starting on August 13, 2023. Successful candidates may be offered a one-year visiting position or a rolling-track full-time position, depending on their academic profiles. Areas of specialization and competence are open. Demonstrated ability in conducting quantitative research and teaching research methods courses is a plus. Candidates must be able to teach a range of introductory and upper-level undergraduate/graduate sociology courses in their subfields.

Successful candidates must have earned a PhD in Sociology at the time of application, a record of excellent teaching, a strong record of publication in well-respected outlets, and be willing and able to move to the UAE by August 13, 2023. The regular teaching load is three courses per semester.

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. The university offers a globally competitive salary and benefits package, including free on-campus housing.

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 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 about 5,400 students from approximately 90 nations.

AUS is among the top five universities with the highest percentage of international students according to the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings (2022), 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 (1007 North Orange Street, 4th Floor, MB #166, Wilmington, DE 19801 USA) since June 2004.

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

The application deadline is March 31, 2023.


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


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