Faculty Positions in Arabic / Islamic Studies

The Department of Arabic and Translation Studies at American University of Sharjah invites applications for faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in Fall 2023, subject to budgetary approval. A PhD in Arabic Studies, Islamic Studies or related areas is required. The willingness and ability to teach entry-level Arabic heritage classes is essential. Candidates should also indicate any interests, qualifications or experiences related to program development. We seek candidates with a passion for both teaching and research in any relevant area of specialization to join our faculty.

Successful applicants will have native or near-native proficiency in Arabic and English. The language of instruction at AUS is English, however, candidates able to teach courses in both Arabic and English are preferred for these positions. Strong scholarly record/potential and relevant teaching experience are expected. Familiarity with Western models of higher education is preferred.

Applicants are requested to submit their CV including a list of three referees, a cover letter outlining their areas of expertise, teaching philosophy, research interests and how they fit with the position.

Please submit the required documents in PDF format through https://acg-apps1.aus.edu/cas/empapp/apply.php?p=ATS-22-01. Additional information may be requested from candidates who make it to the next stage of evaluation.

The deadline for application submission is November 20, 2022, however, the positions will remain open until filled. Online interviews with short-listed candidates are expected to take place in early December 2022.

You are welcome to contact the department at ATS@aus.edu with any questions about the position, American University of Sharjah, or expatriate life in the UAE.

Situated nearby Sharjah International Airport in the expansive University City area, and only 30 minutes from Dubai International Airport, AUS is located in a dynamic and cosmopolitan area that includes abundant opportunities for travel, entertainment, cultural experiences and natural beauty. Salary and benefits are competitive.

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 has been ranked among the top ten Arab universities by QS World University Rankings every year for the past seven consecutive years.

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.

For information about American University of Sharjah (AUS), please visit www.aus.edu.

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