Assistant/Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

United Arab Emirates
Competitive Salary
Feb 14, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant/Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK), Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department is currently seeking a faculty member at the assistant or associate professor level beginning fall 2021. Candidates for this position must hold a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and have demonstrated excellence in teaching, research, and service or the potential for doing so. The successful candidate is expected to teach the following courses: Dynamics, Mechanical Vibrations, Mechanical Design I, Mechanical Design II, Theory of Machines and Control Systems. All classes and other campus activities are conducted in English.

Extent of experience with ABET accreditation requirements must be indicated in the cover letter. Applicants must indicate in the cover letter whether they would like to be considered for a full-time continuing position or a full-time visiting position.

Applicants are requested to submit a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interests, transcripts, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three references.  All application materials should be submitted online at the following link: 

Primary responsibilities include:

• Teaching undergraduate courses

• Establishment and/or continued development of a nationally or internationally recognized research program 

• Participation in departmental, school, and university committees 

• Advising and mentoring students 

• Participation in outreach activities, such as continuing education workshops 

• Obtaining sponsored funding in support of research program 

 Required qualifications:

• Doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited institution of higher education 

• Effective oral and written English communication skills

• Commitment to excellence in teaching, including the use of high-impact educational practices, and excellence in scholarship 

• Interest and experience in working effectively with a diverse student population 

• Ability and willingness to work collaboratively with faculty from a variety of disciplines 

• Experience with ABET accreditation requirements 

• University teaching experience

Description of AURAK: 

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) is a public non-profit, independent, coeducation institution of higher education which delivers an integrated American-style, undergraduate and graduate education with a strong focus on the local indigenous culture.  All programs are accredited by the Ministry of Education of the UAE. In addition, AURAK has recently achieved accreditation with the U.S. regional accreditation association, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), and all of AURAK’s Engineering programs are now ABET accredited.  The American model of higher education employed at AURAK ensures not only the acquisition of knowledge and skills in specific academic fields, but also a general education curriculum that exposes students to new ideas and ways of thinking critically about local and global issues. The multicultural student body at AURAK offers candidates the opportunity to teach and conduct research in one of the most diverse countries in the world. AURAK is located in Ras Al Khaimah, one of the Northern Emirates and a rapidly growing region, please visit: