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Job Description:

The Department of Political Science invites applications for a five-year fixed term contract position in Comparative Politics with emphasis on methods at the Assistant or Associate Level Professor beginning in Fall 2018. Teaching responsibilities will include a combination of courses in comparative politics, using examples outside as well as inside the Middle East and North Africa. Candidates who can teach quantitative and qualitative methods and apply them to studies of surveys and elections in the Arab region are encouraged to apply. This position will involve teaching at the BA and MA level within the Department of Political Science. 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. The American University in Cairo is committed to recruiting a diverse faculty to complement the diversity of its student body.


PhD is required at time of appointment. Successful candidates should have an ongoing program of research and publication. Teaching experience is required. Applicants should address the two criteria of teaching and research Excellence. Responsibilities include undergraduate as well as graduate teaching, an active program of research and publications, and service to the Department and the University.

Additional Information:

Priority will be given to applications received by December 1, 2017. 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 article or manuscript chapter in progress. f) Please ask three referees familiar with your professional background to send reference letters directly to;

All applications should be uploaded online:

Please remember your account login enables you to respond to AUC additional questions (if required). For more information, e-mail Dr. Ibrahim Elnur, Chair, (; Ms. Gehan Wissa, Executive Assistant to the Chair, ( or visit the department’s website at

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