Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Community Psychology

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Ref. No.: PSYC-2-2020

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 Psychology welcomes applications for an open rank full-time position in the field of Community Psychology beginning Fall 2020. The Department currently offers an advanced undergraduate track and a Master of Arts in Community Psychology with a strong emphasis on community-based and experiential learning. Courses focus on both theory and skills building. At the undergraduate level the candidate would be expected to teach introductory and advanced community psychology theories and projects, special topics courses within the candidate's area of specialization, and other introductory or methodology courses. At the graduate level the candidate should be able to teach program evaluation and/or prevention/intervention and to supervise internships. The candidate would be expected to maintain an active research/practice agenda and to be involved in Master's theses supervision and consultation. There will be many opportunities for the candidate to build partnerships with local and international organizations for teaching, research, and/or community practice; the department has partnerships with over 40 NGOs and multilateral organizations. The candidate will be expected to play an active role in university, school, and departmental service.


Candidates should hold a PhD or equivalent, and have a specialization in community psychology or related fields. Successful candidates should have an ongoing program of research and/or community practice, and skills or potential in high quality teaching. Candidates with research interests that are relevant to the region and those who show intradisciplinary or interdisciplinary links are preferred.

Additional Information:

Priority will be given to applications received by October 5, 2019. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions:

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

(a) an updated CV; (b) letter of interest or cover letter for the position that details research/practice focus and experience; (c) statement on teaching goals and philosophy, including courses that the candidate would like to teach/develop; (d) a writing sample or publication; (e) a completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF); (f) names and contact information for at least three references familiar with the applicant's professional background. Letters of reference may be sent directly by the referees to [email protected]. Inquiries can be submitted through the on-line application system or by e-mail to [email protected].

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Posted: 9/6/2019
Application Due: 11/6/2019
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