Visiting Faculty Position in Psychology

United Arab Emirates
Competitive Salary
May 18, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates invites applications for visiting faculty positions in psychology (starting August 2021). This is a one-year position covering two semesters (faculty teach three courses per semester) but applicants who prefer to visit for one semester only will be considered. As an American-accredited institution in the liberal arts tradition, AUS seeks candidates with a passion for teaching at the undergraduate level and the ability to reside in the UAE during the academic term.


Successful candidates will have a PhD in psychology or a closely-related field. As a university formed on the American model, with English as the language of instruction, AUS gives priority to candidates who have experience in American models of higher education. Applicants should be able to teach at least two of the needed psychology electives: Abnormal, Personality, Cognitive, Health, Organizational, Biopsychology, Creativity, Psychotherapy and Counseling, or Teaching and Learning.


Review of applications will begin on June 15, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.


To apply, submit your CV and a letter of interest detailing your prior teaching experience, training or preparation. Both files should be submitted in PDF format through the university’s application portal:


Applicants are welcome to contact the Search Committee Chair Dr. Mark Aveyard ( or the Department Head Dr. Vernon Pedersen ( with any questions about the position, American University of Sharjah or expatriate life in the UAE.

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. For a visual introduction to AUS, visit:

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.