Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences and Public Health

Feb 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Company Description:

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.

Job Description:

The School of Sciences and Engineering at the American University in Cairo has openings for four interdisciplinary faculty positions at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor.

As part of their teaching responsibilities, the successful candidate will contribute to teaching and research in biomedical, clinical science, including environmental health, and implementation policy. In addition, the successful candidate(s) will be encouraged to develop and/or teach course(s) in their area of expertise. The School is home to programs in Natural Sciences and Engineering. The School is also home to programs and centers in Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, and Environmental Engineering. Five centers are housed in the School, two of which focus on Environmental Development and Sustainability. In addition, the School and University are embarking on initiatives that focus on community engagement in health to complement its ongoing activities in diagnostics, therapeutics and environmental sustainability.

The successful candidate for any of these positions is expected to be active or capable of developing research and provide services in his/her field of specialization.

Public Health: Primary responsibilities for this position will be teaching introductory courses in Public Health, Contemporary Challenges in Public Health and Community Health research. The candidate must be willing and experienced in engaging students and communities in their research, pertinent to relevant issues of nutrition/obesity, environment, and behavior. The candidate may also contribute to other curriculum initiatives in the school's graduate and undergraduate programs. High quality and productive collaborative research with active involvement of internal and external constituencies is essential.

Clinical Pathologist: Primary responsibilities for this position is teaching and research relevant to the development and validation of disease diagnostics and evaluation of the efficacy and safety of nanoformulations involving collaborations with faculty in our Biotechnology and Nanotechnology programs. Skills consistent with establishing and practices of a clinical pathology laboratory are desirable. As well this individual will assist with instruction/training of students and residents in our ASCP eligible advanced certificate, as well as pursue community-based research in an area of their choosing. This may be in one or more areas of hematology, clinical chemistry and microbiology. The successful applicant will hold an MD or MBBS, in addition to the PhD degree or equivalent. The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements for practice in Egypt at the time appointment is scheduled to begin.

Environmental and/or Occupational Toxicologist: Primary responsibilities will include teaching, research, and service. Ability to teach in two or more of the following areas: Environmental Health and Toxicology, Occupational Safety and Health, Industrial Hygiene, and Human Health Risk Assessment. The successful applicant is expected to develop a community based collaborative research agenda focused within the field of Public Health and Human Ecology and advise/engage undergraduate and graduate students. The candidate will also actively participate in community-based projects relevant to their area of specialization.

Environmental and Health Policy and Sustainability: Challenges in Environment, Biodiversity and Health consequences are intricately linked. The harmony between components of the sciences, built environment and informed policy are essential to produce lasting solutions. The primary responsibilities of this interdisciplinary position are to bring together aspects of translational science, economics, policy and best practices into their teaching, research, and service. The successful candidate must demonstrate significant experience in engaging regional and international governmental organizations and NGOs in their portfolio to develop and implement conservation and sustainability programs. The candidate will work closely with faculty and colleagues in our environmental sustainability centers to develop and provide practical understanding and solutions to issues relevant to human ecology, inclusive of health. The successful candidate may have a unique and combined background in the sciences, economics, political sciences, and humanities.


All candidates for the positions above must hold a doctoral degree and experience related to one of the fields cited above. He/she should have a demonstrated track-record of practice, teaching and/or research. A solid record of professional practical experience and established record in attracting funded research and scholarship is highly desirable.

Additional Information:

Position is open until filled. The appointment will ideally start Fall 2017.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must submit the following documents via the online system, a) an updated CV; b) a letter of interest; c) a completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF); and d) names and contact information for at least three references familiar with the candidate's academic and professional background.