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Visiting Faculty Position | Philosophy
American University of Sharjah

Date Posted Feb. 21, 2023
Title Visiting Faculty Position | Philosophy
University American University of Sharjah
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Department International Studies Department
Application Deadline Mar. 7, 2023
Position Start Date Fall 2023
  • Visiting Professor
  • Philosophy

The Department of International Studies at American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates seeks to hire a full-time open-rank visiting position in Philosophy starting on August 13, 2023. The department will conduct a search for a full-time rolling-track position in philosophy in Fall 2023 pending budgetary approval. Any candidates who are applying for the current visiting position will not be precluded from applying for the full-time rolling-track position. Areas of specialization and competence are open. Candidates must be able to teach a range of introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses in their fields.

Successful candidates will have a PhD in Philosophy at the time of appointment, a record of excellent teaching, an active research agenda, and be willing and able to move to the UAE by  August 13, 2023. The regular teaching load is three courses per semester.

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

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 about 5,400 students from approximately 90 nations.

AUS is among the top five universities with the highest percentage of international students according to the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings (2022), 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 (1007 North Orange Street, 4th Floor, MB #166, Wilmington, DE 19801 USA) since June 2004.

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

The application deadline is March 7, 2023.


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  • Yuting Wang
    International Studies Department
    American University of Sharjah
    United Arab Emirates


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