Faculty Position in Modern Middle Eastern History

The Department of International Studies at American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates seeks to hire a full-time faculty member in modern Middle Eastern history beginning in the fall of 2022. This full-time position is open to applications from all ranks. Candidates whose scholarship and teaching connect developments in the Middle East with broader transnational or global issues are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates are expected to teach existing courses in World History, Globalization, Imperialism, the Israeli–Palestinian conflict and also develop courses in their field of specialization. Ability to teach courses in Ottoman History and Women’s Studies is a plus.

Successful candidates will have a PhD in History or related discipline; a record of excellent teaching, ideally of at least 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 of 2022. 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, research travel and access to internal research funding

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 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 https://acg-apps1.aus.edu/cas/empapp/apply.php?p=INT-21-11

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 is among the top three universities with the highest percentage of international students according to the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings (2021), 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. For more information, visit http://www.aus.edu.

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

Applications submitted by November 1, 2021 will be given priority.


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