The American University in Cairo
Middle East Studies
|Institution Type:||College / University|
Founded in 1919, AUC moved to a new 270-acre state-of-the-art campus in New Cairo in 2008. The University also operates in its historic downtown facilities, offering cultural events, graduate classes, and continuing education. Student housing is available in both downtown Zamalek and New Cairo. Among the premier universities in the region, AUC is Middle States accredited; its Engineering programs are accredited by ABET, its Chemistry program is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry, and the Management program is accredited by AACSB. The AUC Libraries contain the largest English-language research collection in the region and are an active and integral part of the University’s pursuit of excellence in all academic and scholarly programs. AUC is an English-medium institution; eighty-five percent of the students are Egyptian and the rest include students from nearly ninety countries, principally from the Middle East, Africa and North America. Faculty salary and rank are based on qualifications and professional experience. All faculty receive generous benefits, from AUC tuition to access to research funding; expatriate faculty also receive relocation benefits including annual home leave, and tuition assistance for school age children.
The Middle East Studies Center invites applications for a one year position in Middle East Studies starting in Fall 2013. The position requires interdisciplinary research background in the general area of Middle East studies with a strong grounding in the methodologies of social sciences and an interest in public policy. The successful candidate will be expected to teach core graduate courses such as “Critical Introduction to Middle East Studies” and “Interdisciplinary Seminar in Middle East Studies,” as well as supervise MA theses and sit on comprehensive exam committees. The successful candidate will be expected to have some administrative responsibilities in particular:
-Act as Associate Director: Assist the director in the various administrative duties including serving on Departmental, School and University committees, and the development and implementation of outreach activities.
- Assist the Director with the duties of graduate advising.
A PhD in human or social sciences with a Middle East specialization is required at the time of appointment. Successful candidates should have an ongoing program of research and publication, as well as a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching.
Priority will be given to applications received by 30 July 2013. The position will remain open until filled.
All applicants must submit the following documents online: a) a current C.V; b) a letter of interest; c) a statement of teaching philosophy; d) a completed AUC Personal Information Form (PIF); e)a copy of a recently published article or manuscript chapter in progress. f) Please ask three referees familiar with your professional background to send reference letters directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
|Primary Category:||Middle East History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Public Policy