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Position in Arabic Studies and/or Islamic Studies
American University of Sharjah

Date Posted Dec. 5, 2019
Title Position in Arabic Studies and/or Islamic Studies
University American University of Sharjah
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Department Arabic & Translation Studies
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Fall 2020
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Middle Eastern Studies
    Foreign Languages/Literatures

The Department of Arabic and Translation Studies at American University of Sharjah invites applications for a faculty position in Arabic and/or Islamic studies at the rank of assistant or associate professor to begin in Fall 2020, subject to budgetary approval. A PhD in Arabic studies or Islamic studies with experience in teaching courses on the art and architecture of the Islamic world is required. The willingness and ability to teach entry-level Arabic heritage classes is essential.

Applicants should have experience in and/or familiarity with the North American higher educational system, and experience in dealing with cultural and educational needs of a linguistically and culturally diverse student population.

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. A strong scholarly record/potential and relevant teaching experience are expected.

For best consideration, applicants are requested to submit their complete application materials by January 20, 2020. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Those interested should send a letter of application and a curriculum vitae, including a list of referees, to the following address:

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 approximately 5,000 students from around 90 nations. English is the language of instruction and the workplace.

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.

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.

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Contact Information

  • David Wilmsen
    Arabic & Translation Studies Department
    American University of Sharjah
    United Arab Emirates


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