Faculty Position in the Department of English

The Department of English seeks full-time faculty members to teach academic writing courses at American University of Sharjah starting in Fall 2023. Candidates should have a master’s degree (PhD preferred) in a relevant area including rhetoric and composition, applied linguistics, English, 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 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 as is experience with writing program administration.

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.

Situated nearby Sharjah International Airport in the expansive University City area, and only 30 minutes from Dubai International Airport, AUS is located in a dynamic and cosmopolitan area that includes abundant opportunities for travel, entertainment, cultural experiences and natural beauty. Salary and benefits are competitive.

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 seven consecutive years.

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 (1007 North Orange Street, 4th Floor, MB #166, Wilmington, DE 19801 USA) 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 November 17, 2022. Positions are available subject to budgetary approval.

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