The Department of Political Science at the American University in Cairo invites applications for a fixed term contract (five years renewable) position in international relations at the Assistant or Associate Professor level beginning in Fall 2017. The course load is normally three courses per semester, applicants should have a research and teaching specialization in international relations. Strong preference will be given to applicants with a sub specialization in IR Theory. Teaching responsibilities will include a combination of courses on theories of international relations, contemporary foreign policies, international organization and political theory. This position will involve teaching at the BA and MA level within the Department of Political Science. The search committee is eager to review applications of individuals with demonstrated excellence in teaching, and an interest in living and working in the Middle East.
PhD is required at time of appointment. Successful candidates should have an ongoing program of research and publication. Teaching experience is preferred. Responsibilities include undergraduate as well as graduate teaching, an active program of research and publications, and service to the Department and the University.
Priority will be given to applications received by February 20, 2017. Position is open until filled.
All applicants must submit the following documents online:
a) a current CV;
b) a letter of interest;
c) a statement of teaching philosophy;
d) a completed AUC Personnel 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
About the American University in Cairo
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 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 School of Business is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. 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. According to AUC policies and procedures, all faculty are entitled to generous benefits.