Open Rank Faculty Position in Applied Linguistics

The Department of English at American University of Sharjah, an internationally ranked and accredited American-style university in the United Arab Emirates, invites applications for a full- time open-rank faculty position in applied linguistics, beginning in August 2024. The position includes teaching courses in the MA TESOL program and the undergraduate English Language and Literature program, including general education, academic writing and linguistics courses.

A PhD in Linguistics or Applied Linguistics is required. Applicants with a specialization in TESOL are particularly encouraged to apply; however, all areas of linguistics will be considered. Successful candidates will have a strong record of excellence in teaching, ongoing scholarly publication, and a demonstrated commitment to productive institutional service. As a university based on American liberal arts education, AUS will give priority to candidates with experience in American models of higher education.

Candidates should include the following in their online application: (1) 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 22, 2023. Positions are available subject to budgetary approval. Please apply online using the following link:

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 eight 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.


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