Adjunct Instructors in Arab World Studies, American University

Arab World Studies at American University, Washington DC, is looking for adjunct instructors to join our faculty on a part-time basis to teach in our undergraduate program. The Arab World Studies program is based in the Department of Critical Race, Gender & Culture Studies. We welcome applicants who can teach broadly on the Arab World for our introductory courses, as well as more specialized topics around your area of expertise. We seek applicants who bring an intersectional, critical theory-based lens to their teaching that supports the mission of our department as a hub for decolonial scholarship and education. We welcome those who are committed to generating a learning environment that is intellectually rigorous, accessible and clear, and attentive to issues of inequity in the classroom.

Teaching is in-person at the American University campus. Accordingly, instructors must be based in the DC Metro Area, as per AU policy.

Job Responsibilities
• Teach specific classes in your chosen field in innovative, engaging ways that help students learn and encourage them to come to class regularly.
• Assign grades and assess student progress, potential, and achievement in concrete, understandable ways to ultimately help the student progress toward a degree.
• Maintain appropriate records in an organized, efficient manner for every individual class taught, and have this information prepared for students at all times.
• Cultivate a desire to build relationships, find solutions to problems and create a respectful class community

Job Qualifications
• Terminal degree in appropriate field
• Ability to teach broadly about the Arab World region for introductory courses and/or offer topical areas of interest
• Ability to offer course material that is grounded in critical theory and draws on the work of Arab voices.
• Flexible schedule and ability to teach several different courses at once
• Be based in the DC metro area
• Previous experience at an educational institution
• Experience living or working in the Arab World
• Solid rapport and relationships with past students and colleagues


For more information, please contact:

Irene Calis, PhD;

There is no application link for these positions. Please email Director of Arab World Studies, Irene Calis, for further details and/or inquiries.


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