The American University in Cairo (AUC) has a rich legacy that dates back 100 years. Founded in 1919 as an English-language university based on high standards of conduct and scholarship, AUC remains a vibrant institution that contributes to the intellectual growth, discipline, and character of the future leaders of Egypt and the region. AUC emphasizes a liberal arts education, with all undergraduate students studying a common set of courses in the humanities and the natural and social sciences as part of the University's Core Curriculum. Ranked as one of the top 30 best universities in the Arab region by U.S. News and World Report, AUC is proud to have programs in the arts and humanities; business, management, and accounting; social sciences and sciences and engineering that rank in the top ten in the region. Located in one of the most interesting and important cities in the world - at the nexus of Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe, and the center of events of the Arab world - AUC's academic programs draw on the city of Cairo as an extension of the classroom, integrating it into the curriculum and allowing students to be actively engaged in the society and world around them. As a chartered and accredited university in the United States and Egypt, AUC creates opportunities for diverse students, serves as the fountainhead of arts and culture, and further advances a global exchange that brings the world to Egypt and Egypt to the world.
The American University in Cairo (AUC) is pleased to announce the continuation of its program of Core Teaching positions, intended for recent PhD graduates. Successful applicants will be appointed for a four-year term, as Core Curriculum Teaching Faculty with the rank of Assistant Professor. This faculty appointment is in the Academy of Liberal Arts and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. The primary responsibility of the hired applicant will be to teach Sociology/Anthropology courses in the Core Curriculum. The courses focus on building student skills in the liberal arts, including critical thinking, written and oral communication, critical reading and ethics and civic engagement. A thematic approach that exposes students, non-majors and majors, to contemporary issues is key to demonstrating the relevance of research in everyday life and its applicability to challenges in various fields. Faculty will also have the opportunity to teach and/or develop additional courses in their own or related disciplines. Access to apply for AUC's generous travel (and other) grants in support of their research and collaboration, and to observe, work in and learn about one of the most fascinating countries in the world, Egypt.
Review of candidates will begin immediately; applications will be accepted until positions are filled. One or more faculty will be appointed in fall 2021, depending on needs, which are currently for those with the ability to teach sociology courses that can fulfill requirements for the Core Curriculum. Candidates should have backgrounds in any of, but not limited to, the following disciplines are welcome to apply:
Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology, History, Humanities fields, American History
Normally, applicants for Core Curriculum positions will have received their PhD degree within three calendar years of the date of application. Teaching experience is highly desirable. However, the overall candidate's experience and interview will weigh heavily in their assessment.
Review of candidates will begin immediately; applications will be accepted until positions are filled.
All applicants must submit the following documents through the online system:
a) an updated CV; b) a letter of interest, which should also address their aspirations in seeking this position; c) a completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF); and d) List names & contact information of at least three references familiar with your professional background to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.