The American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates invites applications for a one-year visiting faculty position in Psychology starting mid-August 2019 or January 2020. 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. The successful candidate will teach Introduction to Psychology, a two-semester sequence in Research Methods, and/or courses in their area of expertise.
Successful candidates will have a PhD in psychology or a closely-related field, professional experience reflecting a commitment to teaching, 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. Administrative experience is a plus.
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.
AUS is accredited in the United States by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Situated nearby Sharjah International Airport in the expanding University City area, we are positioned only 30 minutes from Dubai and its international attractions. AUS offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs to approximately 5,600 students from more than 95 nations. 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.
Application materials requested for the first stage of evaluation include: a letter of interest in the position (detailing at minimum your interest and teaching experience), curriculum vitae, one sample publication, and contact information for three referents. Please limit your materials to these documents and submit your application via
https://acg-apps1.aus.edu/cas/empapp/apply.php?p=INT-19-03. We may request additional information from applicants who meet our initial criteria for employment.
You are welcome to contact the chair of the search committee, Angela Maitner (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Department Head, Vernon Pedersen (email@example.com), with any questions about the position, the American University of Sharjah, or expatriate life in the UAE.
Applications submitted by 31 July 2019 will be given priority.