Faculty Position in the Department of English

The Department of English  at American University of Sharjah seeks a full-time faculty member to teach academic writing courses starting in Fall 2022. Candidates should have a master’s degree in a relevant area including rhetoric and composition, applied linguistics, English for Academic Purposes (EAP), TESOL or a closely related field, and a specialization and interest in academic writing.


Candidates should have demonstrated commitment to excellence in developing academic literacy and evidence of some scholarship in this area. Candidates should have a minimum of three years’ experience teaching composition or academic writing in North American-style higher education. Overseas teaching experience is an advantage. 


Successful candidates will have a strong record of excellence in teaching and a demonstrated commitment to productive institutional service. AUS is fully committed to equal opportunity at all levels without discrimination on the basis of race, gender, religion, age, family status, or national origin. As a university formed on American models, AUS will give priority to candidates who have substantial experience in American models of higher education.


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.  Visit www.aus.edu for more information.


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.


Candidates should submit their applications to the following online address:



Candidates should include the following in their online application: (1) a letter of application; (2) current curriculum vitae including the names and contact details of three references; (3) teaching philosophy statement. Incomplete applications cannot be considered.  For full consideration, completed applications should be submitted by October 21, 2021. Positions are available subject to budgetary approval.




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