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Ref. No.: SOC-1-2018

About 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 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 Department of Sociology, Egyptology and Anthropology (SEA) at the American University in Cairo (AUC) is seeking to recruit for a five-year position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of sociology beginning in the fall 2018. The teaching load is three courses per semester. Candidates with any area of expertise are encouraged to apply, and interest in the following areas with emphasis on the global south could be considered an asset:

Sociology of Culture and Cultural Studies
Sociology of Media
Environmental Sociology
Sociology of Law
Sociology of Science and Technology

A PhD in sociology or a related discipline with the ability to teach and publish within the discipline of sociology. Commitment to teaching and engagement of students, as well as service to the university, particularly the sociology program and the department, are necessary, as well as an active research agenda.

Additional Information:
Priority will be given to applications that are submitted by November 10, 2017. Informational interviews will be held at the annual Middle East Studies Association (MESA) meeting in Washington, DC, between November 18-21. Formal interviews will be held in early December 2017.

Application Instructions:
All applicants must submit the following documents via the online system:

a) a current CV; b) a letter of interest; c) a statement of teaching philosophy; d) a completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF); e) a list of professional publications; a copy of recently published articles or manuscripts in progress; f) names of at least three referees familiar with your professional background to send directly to [email protected]

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Posted: 11/3/2017
Application Due: 6/1/2018
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