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Core Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows Fall 2018 (96657)
The American University in Cairo

Date Posted May 8, 2018
Title Core Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows Fall 2018 (96657)
University The American University in Cairo
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Fall 2018
  • Cairo
  • Visiting Professor
    Assistant Professor
  • Physics - General
    Mathematics/Applied Mathematics
    Geology/Geosciences - General
    Chemistry - General
    Biology - General
    Astronomy and Astrophysics
    Sciences - General
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 American University in Cairo (AUC) is pleased to announce the continuation of its program of Core Teaching Fellowships, intended for recent PhD graduates. Successful applicants will be appointed, for a three year term, as Core Curriculum Teaching Fellows with the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor. The primary responsibility of the Core Fellows will be to teach Scientific Thinking to students in the Core Curriculum Freshman Program. The course focuses on building student skills in critical thinking, the scientific method, research methods and quantitative reasoning. Fellows will also have the opportunity to teach additional courses in their own or related disciplines. While at AUC, fellows will have access to apply for AUC's generous travel (and other) grants in support of their research, and of course to observe, work in and learn about one of the most fascinating countries in the world, Egypt.


One or more Fellows will be appointed in fall 2018, depending on needs. Candidates in any of the following disciplines are welcome to apply:

Archaeology; Astronomy; Biology; Chemistry; Economics; Egyptology; Geology; History and Philosophy of Science; Mathematics; Physics; Psychology; Sociology.

Normally, applicants for Core Curriculum Fellowships will have received their PhD degree within three calendar years of the date of application. In exceptional cases ABD's will be considered. Teaching experience is an asset, but not required.

Additional Information:

Review of candidates will begin immediately; applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

Application Instructions:

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

a) an updated CV; b) a letter of interest; c) a completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF); and d) List names and contact information of at least three references familiar with your professional background to be sent to

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