Visiting Faculty Position in Anthropology

United Arab Emirates
Competitive Salary
Nov 16, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of International Studies at American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates seeks to hire a one-year visiting faculty member in cultural or social anthropology.  Candidates must be able to teach introductory courses as well as upper-level undergraduate courses in their field. An ability to teach courses on globalization and geography is a plus.


Successful candidates will have a PhD in anthropology, a record of excellent teaching, an active research agenda, and be willing to move to the UAE in August 2021. All department members are expected to contribute to a range of faculty and student-oriented service activities in what is a vibrant interdisciplinary department.  


As a university formed on the American model and with English as the language of instruction, American University of Sharjah will give priority to candidates who have substantial experience in American models of higher education.


Application materials must include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three references, a writing/publication sample and evidence of teaching effectiveness.  Please apply online at


Applications submitted by January 15, 2021 will be given priority. Hiring is available pending budgetary approval.


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, AUS offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 5,000 students from approximately 90 nations. English is the language of instruction and the workplace. AUS has been ranked among the top ten Arab universities by QS World University Rankings every year for the past six consecutive years. 


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.