Assistant Professor of Music | Arabic Music Specialist

American University of Sharjah
United Arab Emirates
Mar 19, 2019
Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The American University of Sharjah Performing Arts Program invites applications for a one-year visiting faculty position, with the possibility of renewal for a full-time, three-year faculty position in Arabic music. Responsibilities include teaching three classes per semester for undergraduate students, leading the AUS Arabic Ensemble, and developing a concert each semester. The faculty member is also expected to conduct scholarly and creative activities, and engage in university service as assigned.


Other teaching responsibilities will be assigned based on background and departmental needs, but could include courses in music history and/or applied lessons in a specific area. Suitable candidates are required to have an established reputation as performer and scholar, a record of successful teaching at the university level, and must demonstrate commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. An earned doctorate (DMA or Ph.D. preferred) or equivalent in music from an accredited institution is required. Applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. Applicants must be committed to undergraduate education and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship with undergraduates.


The new faculty member will contribute to the sustainability, growth and development of the Performing Arts Program’s (music and theatre) artistic goals, and serve on college and/or university-wide committees. Applications will be reviewed immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should complete the application form and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references using the following portal:


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 5,200 students from more than 90 nations. English is the language of instruction and the workplace.


AUS was 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.