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Founded in 1919, AUC moved to a new 270-acre state-of-the-art campus in New Cairo in 2008. The University also operates in its historic downtown facilities, offering cultural events, graduate classes, and continuing education. Student housing is available in both downtown Zamalek and New Cairo. Among the premier universities in the region, AUC is Middle States accredited; its Engineering programs are accredited by ABET, its Chemistry program is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry, and the Management program is accredited by AACSB. The AUC Libraries contain the largest English-language research collection in the region and are an active and integral part of the University’s pursuit of excellence in all academic and scholarly programs. AUC is an English-medium institution; eighty-five percent of the students are Egyptian and the rest include students from nearly ninety countries, principally from the Middle East, Africa and North America. Faculty salary and rank are based on qualifications and professional experience. All faculty receive generous benefits, from AUC tuition to access to research funding; expatriate faculty also receive relocation benefits including annual home leave, and tuition assistance for school age children.


Job Description:

The Department of English and Comparative Literature seeks an Assistant Professor of Contemporary Literature for a full time, tenure-track appointment beginning in Fall 2013. Possible fields of interest include but are not limited to: postcolonial theory, transnational and comparative literature, creative writing, and translation studies. Knowledge of Arabic and/or Turkish is an asset. The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, actively engage in research, supervise master’s theses in contemporary literature, and oversee the Writing Minor.



Applicants must have a Ph.D. in English or Comparative Literature by the time of appointment, preferably with a record of an active research agenda and teaching experience.


Additional Information:

Review of applications will begin April 7, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.


Application Instructions:

All applicants must submit the following documents online:
a) a current C.V; 
b) a letter of interest; 
c) a statement of teaching philosophy; 
d) a completed Personal Information Form; e
) Please ask at least three referees familiar with your professional background to send reference letters directly to

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