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Job Available | Faculty Position in Political Science

  • Location Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  • Sector Education
  • Experience Mid Career
  • Posted Oct 03

Position description

The Department of International Studies at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) in the United Arab Emirates seeks to hire a faculty member in political science beginning in Fall 2023.

This position is open to applications from all ranks. The successful candidate will have a primary focus on comparative politics with a preference for candidates whose research focuses on comparative public policy, especially in relation to issues of environmental policy, human rights, development, and/or gender equality. The position is open in regard to regional expertise, but candidates with expertise in East Asia or Africa will be given priority. Candidates must be able to teach introductory classes in political science and comparative politics, as well as a range of upper-level courses at the undergraduate and master levels in their area of expertise. The ability and willingness to teach courses in research methodology at the undergraduate and master levels is a special bonus.

Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in Political Science; a record of excellent teaching, ideally no less than one year; a proven record of scholarship; and an active research agenda. The new department member will be expected to reside in the UAE starting in August 2023. All department members are expected to contribute to a range of faculty and student-oriented service activities in what is a vibrant interdisciplinary department. The regular teaching load is 3-3, with support for conference travel and research.

As a university formed on the American model and with English as the language of instruction, the 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

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.

The 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 among the top five universities with the highest percentage of international students (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022), reflecting a dynamic and cosmopolitan metro area that includes abundant opportunities for travel, entertainment, cultural experiences, and natural beauty

American University of Sharjah

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