Position in Classical/Medieval Arabic Literature American University of Sharjah, Department of Arabic and Translation Studies United Arab Emirates

Position in classical/medieval Arabic literature


The Department of Arabic and Translation Studies in the American University of Sharjah (AUS) invites applications for a faculty position in Arabic Studies at the rank of Assistant or Associate professor to begin in the Fall 2017.  A Ph.D. in Arabic studies is required, with a specialization in a genre, era, or regional focus (Umayyad, Abbasid, Arab Spain, the Arabian Gulf) of classical or medieval Arabic literature. The willingness and ability to teach entry-level Arabic heritage classes is essential. Successful applicants will have native or near-native proficiency in Arabic and English. The language of instruction at AUS is English, however, candidates able to teach courses in both Arabic and English are preferred.  Strong scholarly record/potential and relevant teaching experience are expected.


Applicants should have experience in and/or familiarity with the North American higher educational system, and experience in dealing with cultural and educational needs of a linguistically and culturally diverse student population. The ability to contribute to other courses offered by the Department will be a distinct advantage.


Interested applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of research, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of at least three referees to: Dr. Mahmoud Anabtawi, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, e-mail: cashr@aus.edu

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