The American University in Cairo (AUC) has a rich legacy that
dates back 100 years. Founded in 1919 as an English-language
university based on high standards of conduct and scholarship, AUC
remains a vibrant institution that contributes to the intellectual
growth, discipline, and character of the future leaders of Egypt
and the region.
The Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz AlSaud Center for
American Studies and Research (CASAR) is under the umbrella of the
School of Global Affairs & Public Policy (GAPP). Its mission is
to further mutual understanding between the Middle East and North
Africa (MENA) and the United States through academic research on
MENA-U.S. cultural and political interactions, and the development
of academic programs on American studies, including American
politics, history, foreign policy, culture and society.
Furthermore, CASAR supports research by students and faculty
members on topics related to the center's objectives and interests.
The Center also runs an active public outreach program focused on
dialogue among practitioners, public intellectuals and academics on
American-Egyptian relations, and US relations with the Middle East
The School of Global Affairs & Public Policy (GAPP) at the
American University in Cairo invites applications for a
Directorship position of the The Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin
Abdulaziz Alsaud Center for American Studies and Research
The successful candidate should have ten years of academic
experience including holding a PhD in American Studies or a related
discipline. The position is also open to professors of practice
with fifteen years of professional experience in US foreign policy
especially as it relates to the Middle East and the Arab world.
A Ph.D. degree in a relevant field of study. Minimum of an MA
degree for professors of practice.
Ten years of academic experience including teaching and research
in American studies or a related discipline.
For Professors of Practice candidates should have 15 years of
professional experience in American foreign policy especially as it
relates to the Middle East and the Arab and Islamic world.
Having a research record showing interest and contribution to
the field of American Studies and Middle East studies.
Ability to lead the center in developing its own research agenda in
collaboration with relevant departments/units.
Ability to work with and engage various departments and faculty on
campus to enhance their research contributions and course offerings
related to Arab American understanding.
Ability to initiate and manage relevant active outreach policy
seminars and conferences including but not exclusively with
regional and international partners.
Previous administrative experience in a reputable academic or
think tank organization is preferable.
Ability to contribute to teaching in the academic program
administered by CASAR, either by teaching existing courses or
developing new ones.
Ability to expand on the current portfolio of course offerings
related to American Studies and introducing changes that reflect
the dynamic nature of American society and related new emerging
interests in the field of American studies.
Ability to help in recruiting Egyptian and international students
to the Center's undergraduate programs.
Ability to engage a well-established international and regional
network of scholars and professionals that can be called upon to
contribute to the Center's activities, debates, symposia,
Ability to fund raise for the center, internationally,
regionally and locally working in close collaboration with the
designated offices at the University.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until
the position is filled.
Applicants must submit the following documents via the online
(a) an updated CV; (b) letter of interest or cover letter for
the position that details research/practice focus and