Assistant/Associate or Professors of Economics

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Ref. No.: BUS-ECON-2020

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, faculty are entitled to generous benefits.

Job Description:

The Department of Economics has openings for faculty positions at the level of Assistant/Associate/Professor for non-tenure track, fixed term four-year appointments, to begin in Fall 2020. The Department of Economics seeks a candidate with an exceptional teaching record and whose research complements our existing strengths while transcending traditional mainstream output in the areas of Macroeconomics, International Trade, Public Finance, Monetary Economics, Financial Economics, Econometrics, Project Evaluation, Economic History, or International Development.

The candidate is expected to build a diverse research team in collaboration with local and international participants addressing the manner in which the above sub-disciplines specifically relate to the Middle East and African regions. Strong practical quantitative and research methodology skills will also be highly valued.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching, actively engage in research and service, and supervise masters' theses. Finally, all faculty must be willing to teach introductory courses.


Applicants must have a PhD in economics or closely related field from a reputable university, preferably with a record of an active research agenda, teaching experience, thesis supervision, and academic service.

Additional Information:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must submit the following documents online:

  • Cover letter
  • Current resume
  • Statements of research and teaching
  • Sample of current research
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • Completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF); and,
  • Three names of reference to [email protected] with the subject line BUS/Econ/2020.

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Posted: 8/27/2019
Application Due: 10/28/2019
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