The Department of Civil Engineering (CVE) at American University of Sharjah (AUS) invites applications for full-time visiting faculty positions at all ranks commencing in Fall Semester 2019. The applicants are required to have a BS and PhD degree in an applicable area of civil engineering or related field, and show evidence of a significant teaching portfolio that includes breadth of courses taught and relevant experience, preferably at a North American university. The regular teaching load for a visiting faculty position is three courses per semester. The greatest teaching needs at present are in construction management, structure, transportation, geotechnical and water resources. Candidates with ability to teach in multiple areas of civil engineering and across engineering majors are especially encouraged to apply.
Currently, the department has 410 undergraduate students, 47 graduate students, 20 full-time faculty, 3 lab instructors and an administrative assistant. The department offers a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and Master of Science in Civil Engineering. The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (http://www.abet.org).
AUS is located in the Emirate of Sharjah (one of the seven emirates within the United Arab Emirates) adjacent to Dubai. The UAE is a highly diversified, technologically advanced and secure country with an excellent reputation for tourism, business, and engineering. The university, founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, and is a private, not-for profit, co-educational institution with a healthy mix between teaching and research activities. It serves some 5,000 students of more than 90 nationalities. Further information about AUS, the College of Engineering, and the Department of Civil Engineering can be obtained from
Interested candidates should fill out an application form and upload the required documents in a PDF format using the following link. The selected candidate is expected to assume duties around mid-August 2019. Applications will be reviewed after December 1, 2018 and the review will continue until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an initial Skype-based interview.
About American University of Sharjah
Founded in 1997, AUS has achieved exceptional enrollment growth and earned academic renown during its short history. We have almost 5,500 students representing 93 nationalities and 366 full-time faculty. Our university is acclaimed throughout the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and the Middle East for its academic excellence and multicultural campus environment. We are an independent, non-profit, coeducational institution of higher education formed on the American model, which integrates broad-based liberal arts education with professional education studies. At AUS, all classes and administrative functions are conducted in English.
The university has proven to be an ideal setting for the promotion of cross-cultural understanding as well as an educational environment where every student can realize his/her full potential. We are proud of having an almost 50:50 ratio of male and female students, including both graduate and undergraduate students.