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The School of Arts and Sciences invites applications for the position of Assistant / Associate Professor of Middle Eastern Studies to begin in Fall 2013/September 2013.

The specific area of specialization and primary teaching assignment will be in the Arabic language courses, but the ideal candidate will also be able to support the Middle Eastern Studies Certificate program with expertise in a particular region (e.g., Gulf, Iraq, Iran) or additional academic qualifications (e.g., business, Islamic Art/Architecture).

The successful candidate will have:


  • Middle Eastern Studies or a related field, from a Western accredited university
  • previous teaching experience in a Western higher education system, with high ratings of teaching effectiveness;
  • evidence of scholarly activity or strong potential for scholarly contributions;
  • excellent written and oral communication skills; and
  • an ability to work collegially within a team of faculty members from diverse disciplines.

Preferable candidates will have evidence of successful teaching experience or must demonstrate significant potential and promise of teaching effectiveness and excellence at the undergraduate level. Additionally, candidates are expected to meet standards for personal professional scholarship, and assist in student advising and other services to the department, school, and community.

The compensation package for this position is competitive and is based on the expatriate model. Besides tax-exempt basic salary, it includes housing, annual two-way airfare, health / life insurance, professional memberships, conference attendance expenses, assistance with children’s tuition, and other components.

The American University in Dubai is a premier institution of higher learning situated in the heart of the region’s commercial hub. Nestled between the world-renowned Knowledge Village, Dubai Media City and Dubai Internet City, the American University in Dubai offers an array of opportunities for consulting and scholarly pursuits. Selected candidates will join a group of culturally-diverse and forward-looking scholars making significant contributions to one of the fastest growing and diversified economies in the world today.

Applications will be accepted and evaluated until this position is filled.

Interested applicants must send a cover letter, including CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the contact information of three academic and/or professional references to the following address:


Faculty Recruitment,
The American University in Dubai,
P.O. Box 28282, Dubai, UAE.
Email: (Please specify the position being applied for in the subject line.)

No telephone calls please.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for a follow-up interview.


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