Core Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows 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 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.
Job Description: The American University in Cairo (AUC) is pleased to announce the continuation of its program of Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowships for recent PhD graduates. Successful applicants will be appointed as Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellows with the rank of visiting assistant professor, and will become part of a unique program designed to provide young scholars with the opportunity to acquire the skills and experience necessary for success in teaching. The program also supplies fellows with travel and other support for research purposes. In addition, one of its principal objectives is to provide fellows with unparalleled opportunity to observe, work in and learn about one of the most fascinating countries in the world, Egypt. Fellows will primarily teach students engaged in AUC’s Core Curriculum. The Core is designed to introduce students to the liberal arts and sciences and includes a variety of freshman-level courses in the humanities, social sciences and sciences. Fellows will teach Core courses that reflect their personal interests and disciplinary backgrounds. They will also have the opportunity to teach additional courses in their own or related disciplines while at AUC.
Requirements: Review of candidates will begin immediately; applications will be accepted until positions are filled. One or more Fellows will be appointed to AUC’s program of Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowships beginning in fall 2015. Candidates are welcome in any of the following disciplines: Anthropology; Arab and Islamic History; Archaeology; Astronomy; Biology; Chemistry; Economics; Egyptology; Geology; History and Philosophy of Science; Mathematics; Philosophy; Physics; Psychology; Sociology. To be eligible for appointment, applicants for Post-Doctoral Fellowships should have received their PhD’s within three calendar years of the date of application. In exceptional cases ABD’s will be considered. Teaching experience is not required. Additional Information: Successful applicants will hold a term of appointment for three academic years, and receive an annual research award up to $5,000.
Application Instructions: All applicants must submit the following documents via online. a) an updated C.V; b) a letter of interest; c) a completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF); an d d) A list of names & contact information of at least three references familiar with your professional background, to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
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