American Association of Teachers of Arabic


Faculty Position in Arab Intellectual Thought and Culture, American University of Sharjah

06 Nov 2013 10:10 AM | Ali Kimbrell (Administrator)

Faculty Position in Arab Intellectual Thought and Culture, American University of Sharjah

The Department of Arabic and Translation Studies at the American University of Sharjah invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor (subject to budgetary approval).

Applicants must have a PhD upon appointment in the fields of Heritage and Arab Intellectual Thought and Culture, Classical Arabic Literature, Islamic Studies or other related areas. The selected candidate will be expected to teach courses on Arab and Islamic heritage and culture.

Solid knowledge of the Arabic culture and heritage, and training in Western methodologies are essential. The language of instruction in this department is English, but native or near-native proficiency in Arabic is required. Preference will be given to dynamic applicants with good research record and experience at the university level in a liberal arts environment.

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 5,500 students of 82 nationalities. The Department of Arabic and Translation Studies is a growing department with a minor in Arabic Language and Literature and an MA in Translation Studies. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the expanding agenda of the department dealing with the teaching of Arabic Heritage.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application highlighting experience and accomplishments of relevance, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research, and the names and contact details of three references. The deadline for submitting applications is December 10, 2013. Review of the applications and interviews of the applicants (by phone and/or in person) will start immediately after that date. The anticipated start date of the position is September 2014. Application materials should be sent by email to Dr. Mahmoud Anabtawi, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, email: cashr@aus.edu.

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