Assistant Professor or Instructor in Writing Studies

The Department of English at American University of Sharjah seeks applicants for several full-time permanent positions at the Assistant Professor (PhD-qualified) or Instructor (MA-qualified) rank in writing studies. Candidates should hold qualifications in rhetoric and composition, applied linguistics, English studies, English for Academic Purposes (EAP), TESOL, or a closely related field, and a specialization in academic writing.


We seek candidates who can contribute in innovative ways to the department’s writing program, which includes a multiple course progression in academic writing and advanced research writing, as well as technical writing and creative writing courses. Candidates should have a strong record of excellence in teaching and developing academic literacy, evidence of scholarship in their field 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.


Required Qualifications:

  • PhD or MA in relevant field
  • Demonstrated experience and excellence in undergraduate teaching


Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in relevant field
  • A minimum of three years’ experience teaching composition or academic writing in North American-style higher education
  • Demonstrated potential for strong research and publication in relevant fields
  • Demonstrated commitment to writing studies pedagogies and curriculum development
  • Overseas teaching experience
  • Experience with writing program administration


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 5,800 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 nine consecutive years. The Department of English at AUS supports an extensive curriculum, including the university writing program, a BA in English Language and Literature, and an MA in TESOL.

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.

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 include the following in their online application: (1) a letter of interest detailing teaching experience and research agenda; (2) current curriculum vitae including the names and contact details of three references; (3) teaching philosophy statement (1-2pp). Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

For full consideration, completed applications should be submitted by March 4, 2024.

Positions are available subject to budgetary approval.

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