Visiting Faculty Position in Sociology

United Arab Emirates
Competitive Salary
May 20, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of International Studies at American University of Sharjah (AUS) in the United Arab Emirates seeks to hire a one-year, open rank, visiting faculty member in sociology.  Candidates must be able to teach introductory courses as well as upper-level undergraduate courses in their field. An ability to teach courses in urban sociology, sociology of religion, environmental sociology or East Asian societies a plus. 


The successful candidate will have a PhD in Sociology, a record of excellent teaching, or demonstrated potential for excellent teaching, and be willing to move to the UAE by August 21, 2021. Travel expenses to and from the UAE will be covered.  Housing on the AUS campus is also provided.  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 at:


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 is ranked among the top three universities with the highest percentage of international students according to the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, 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.


Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applications received before June 20 will be given priority. Hiring is available pending budgetary approval.