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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 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 School of Business is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. 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. According to AUC policies and procedures, faculty are entitled to generous benefits.

Job Description:

The Department of Political Science invites applications for a position in International Relations starting Fall 2020. The position is on a fixed-term contract (four years) and open to candidates at the Assistant or Associate Professor levels. Teaching responsibilities will include a combination of courses at the B.A. and M.A. levels in the field of international relations (including introductory courses in international relations theory), foreign-policy analysis and international security. Candidates with a focus on the global south (Asia, Africa, and/or Latin America) and/or critical security studies are particularly encouraged to apply. The search committee is eager to review applications of individuals with demonstrated excellence in teaching, an accomplished and active research agenda, and an interest in living and working in the Middle East.


A PhD is required at the time of appointment. Successful candidates should have an ongoing research and publication program and teaching experience. In addition to research and teaching, responsibilities include service to the Department and the University.

Additional Information:

Priority will be given to applications received by November 30, 2019.
The position is open until 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 AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF)
e) A copy of a recently published or accepted article or chapter
f) Three letters of reference
Please ask three referees familiar with your professional background to send letters directly to; with the name of the candidate/Faculty position/ Department.
For more information, e-mail Dr. Rabab El Mahdi, Chair,; Ms. Gehan Wissa, Executive Assistant to the Chair,; or visit the department’s website at:

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