Construction and Environmental Engineering Positions

Feb 20, 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 two faculty positions within its Construction Engineering Department at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor.

As part of their teaching responsibilities, the successful candidate will contribute to teaching and research in the undergraduate major and graduate degrees, inclusive of interdisciplinary masters and PhD programs. 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 in Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Environmental Sustainability, and Environmental Engineering. Five centers are housed in the School. In addition, the School and University are embarking on initiatives that focus on community engagement in health and safety, including environmental assessment, to complement its ongoing activities in global health, environmental quality and sustainability.

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

Environmental/Water Engineering Position: The successful candidate should have teaching and research experience in the areas of environmental engineering with focus on water resources and quality, as well as wet utilities engineering. The selected candidate should be able to carry out research and supervise theses in water quality studies, assessment and remediation of hazardous sites, water quality management of open bodies and industrial establishments, and management of water-environmental safety and hazards. The selected candidate is expected to teach engineering courses in his/her area of expertise and contribute to the graduate environmental engineering, built environment and environmental assessment.

Structural Engineering Analysis and Design: The successful candidate will be involved in teaching and research in the field of Structural Engineering. She/he is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in the areas of steel and concrete design, structural analysis, structural mechanics, and structural dynamics and seismic design. She/he is expected to conduct research in her/his field of specialty and to supervise graduate research in advance structural design; structural modeling analysis and mechanics; earthquake engineering and structural dynamics; and innovative structural system and materials.


All candidates for the positions above must hold a doctoral degree and experience related to one of the fields cited above (Environmental or Structural Engineering). 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. We seek applicants who are enthusiastic about their profession and undergraduate and graduate education with classroom and/or laboratory teaching experience, and are highly motivated researchers capable of leading a project and training students with passion and enthusiasm. Translational experience beyond the didactic is highly desirable, as are demonstrable evidence of interdisciplinary interests and collaboration.

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.