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The School of Arts and Sciences at the American University in Dubai invites qualified applicants for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Middle Eastern Studies beginning in August 2012.


  • *Ph.D. in Islamic Studies or Middle Eastern Studies (or closely related field)
  • Academic qualifications to to teach courses in history, business and/or culture, and courses with a geographic regional focus
  • Active research and/or scholarly production
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills
  • Strong team ethic
  • Experience teaching diverse student populations

This position will be at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor, and teaching responsibilities will commence Fall 2012. Candidates must have an earned Doctorate from a Western accredited institution at the time of appointment.

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 provide service to the department, school, and community.

The compensation package for this position is competitive and is based on the expatriate model. The package includes tax-exempt base salary, housing, annual two-way airfare, contributory 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.

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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