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October 09, 2019

The Department of Arabic and Translation Studies at American University of Sharjah invites applications for faculty positions in classical or medieval Arabic literature at the rank of assistant or associate professor to begin in Fall 2020, subject to budgetary approval. A PhD in Arabic studies is required, with a specialization in a genre or era of classical or medieval Arabic literature. The willingness and ability to teach entry-level Arabic heritage classes is essential.

Successful applicants will have native or near-native proficiency in Arabic and English. The language of instruction at AUS is English, however, candidates able to teach courses in both Arabic and English are preferred. A strong scholarly record/potential and relevant teaching experience are expected.

For best consideration, applicants are requested to submit their complete application materials by November 15, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Those interested should send a letter of application and a curriculum vitae, including a list of referees, to the following address:

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, United Arab Emirates (about 15 km from Dubai), AUS offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs to approximately 5,000 students from more than 90 nations. English is the language of instruction and the workplace.

AUS was recently named by Times Higher Education as hosting the most internationally diverse student body in the world, reflecting a dynamic and cosmopolitan metro area that includes abundant opportunities for travel, entertainment, cultural experiences and natural beauty.

AUS is licensed and its programs are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the Ministry of Education’s Higher Education Affairs Division in the United Arab Emirates. AUS has been accredited in the United States of America by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA, Tel +1 215 662 5606) since June 2004.

For information about the American University of Sharjah (AUS), please visit the university’s web page:


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