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The Department of Arabic and Translation Studies in the American University of Sharjah invites applications for a faculty position in Arabic Studies at the rank of Assistant or Associate professor beginning in the Fall 2015. A Ph.D. is required in Arabic studies with a focus on the classical age and preferably in Arabic literature, Islamic studies or a related field. The ability to teach entry level Arabic heritage courses is essential.

The successful candidate will have a native or near-native proficiency in Arabic, while being able to teach in English. The language of instruction at AUS is English, however, candidates able to teach courses in both Arabic and English are preferred. Strong scholarly record/potential and relevant teaching experience are expected.

AUS is located in the emirate of Sharjah, adjacent to Dubai, UAE. Founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, AUS is an independent, not-for-profit coeducational university in the Gulf, serving some 6,000 students of 92 nationalities. The American University of Sharjah (AUS) is accredited by the Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Review of applications will begin immediately. Applicants should have experience in and/or familiarity with the North American higher educational system, and experience in dealing with cultural and educational needs of a linguistically and culturally diverse student population. The ability to contribute to other courses offered by the Department will be a distinct advantage.

Interested applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of research, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of at least three referees to: Dr Mahmoud Anabtawi, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, e-mail: For full consideration, applications must be received before May 10, 2015For information about the American University of Sharjah (AUS), please visit:

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