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.
The School of Sciences and Engineering at the American University in Cairo has openings for 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.
Epigenetics: This position requires the candidate to have demonstrable experience in epigenetic and genetic/genomic teaching and research experience relevant to mechanisms of communicable and non-communicable diseases, inclusive of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. Experience with bioinformatics of epigenetic mechanisms as they apply to the investigation of healthy and disease states is highly desirable. The School has a rich intellectual environment in biomedical research encompassing structural biology, mechanistic biochemistry, control of gene expression, cancer biology, biotechnology and nanomedicine. We intend candidate to play a key collaborative role pertinent to School-wide activities in Global Health and clinical collaborations with scientists and healthcare institutions. The candidate will enjoy a joint appointment with our Biology Department.
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.
Position is open until filled. The appointment will ideally start Fall 2017.
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.