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About The American University in Cairo:

Founded in 1919, AUC moved to a new 270-acre state-of-the-art campus in New Cairo in 2008. The University also operates in its historic downtown facilities, offering cultural events, graduate classes, and continuing education. Student housing is available in both downtown Zamalek and New Cairo. Among the premier universities in the region, AUC is Middle States accredited; its Engineering programs are accredited by ABET, its Chemistry program is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry, and the Management program is accredited by AACSB. The AUC Libraries contain the largest English-language research collection in the region and are an active and integral part of the University’s pursuit of excellence in all academic and scholarly programs. AUC is an English-medium institution; eighty-five percent of the students are Egyptian and the rest include students from nearly ninety countries, principally from the Middle East, Africa and North America. Faculty salary and rank are based on qualifications and professional experience. All faculty receive generous benefits, from AUC tuition to access to research funding; expatriate faculty also receive relocation benefits including annual home leave, and tuition assistance for school age children.

Job Description:

The Sociology Program, SAPE Department, at the American University in Cairo invites applications for an open rank position to begin fall 2013 for a one-year replacement. The Department is seeking candidates with a strong background in sociological theory and research methodology and methods and a specialization in one or more of the following areas: development and civil society, political sociology, social movements and public sphere participation (including youth as well as other groups), gender, family, stratification, population and health and/or medical sociology. Knowledge of the Arab world/Middle East is considered a plus.


PhD in Sociology is required at time of appointment. Teaching experience is preferred.
Successful candidates should have an ongoing program of research and publication and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. Responsibilities include undergraduate as well as graduate teaching in a joint Sociology-Anthropology MA program, 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 April 25, 2013. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed by video-conference by end of May 2013.

Application Instructions:

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 Personal Information Form; e
) Please ask at least three referees familiar with your professional background to send reference letters directly and please place a writing sample on the online form.
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