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Faculty Position in Physical Chemistry
American University of Sharjah

Date Posted Nov. 30, 2023
Title Faculty Position in Physical Chemistry
University American University of Sharjah
Sharjah, University City, United Arab Emirates
Department Department of Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Sciences
Application Deadline Open Until Filled
Position Start Date Spring 2024 or Fall 2024
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Chemistry - Biochemistry
    Chemistry - General
    Chemistry - Physical

American University of Sharjah  (AUS) in the United Arab Emirates invites applications for a full-time, rolling-track faculty position (assistant or associate professor) in physical chemistry, starting Spring 2024 or Fall 2024. The successful candidate will be required to instruct general chemistry courses in addition to advanced courses related to their area of expertise. The successful candidate is expected to instruct courses at the undergraduate level as well as graduate courses in the PhD in Materials Science and Engineering (PhD-MSE) program.

As an American-accredited institution in the liberal arts tradition, we seek candidates with a passion for both teaching and research in any area of specialization to join our faculty. Candidates should indicate any interests, qualifications or experiences related to program development. Successful candidates must have professional experience reflecting strong commitments to teaching, research and service. As a university formed on the American model, with English as the language of instruction, we give priority to candidates who have experience in North American models of higher education.

Required Qualifications:

  • A PhD in Chemistry
  • An established record in teaching, research and service, or a clear ability to establish such a record at AUS

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a North American-style of higher education
  • Experience in teaching introductory chemistry courses
  • Experience in teaching courses in physical chemistry, physical biochemistry, surface chemistry, electrochemistry and/or computational chemistry
  • Experience in conducting research in the aforementioned areas of expertise

The Department of Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Sciences offers bachelor of science degrees in biology, chemistry and environmental sciences, and minors in biology, environmental sciences and environmental policy.  The department currently has 17 full-time faculty members and 10 full-time laboratory staff actively engaged in research within the three disciplines.

For the first stage of evaluation, we require only your CV and a letter detailing your interest in and fit with the position. Please submit these two documents in PDF format through We will request additional information from candidates who make it to the next stage of evaluation. 

Position open until filled.

Situated nearby Sharjah International Airport in the expansive University City area, and only 30 minutes from Dubai International Airport, AUS is located in a dynamic and cosmopolitan area that includes abundant opportunities for travel, entertainment, cultural experiences and natural beauty. Salary and benefits are competitive.

American University of Sharjah is a not-for-profit, independent, coeducational institution of higher education formed on American models but thoroughly grounded in Arab culture. Located in University City, Sharjah, AUS offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 5,800 students from approximately 90 nations. English is the language of instruction and the workplace. AUS has been ranked among the top ten Arab universities by QS World University Rankings every year for the past nine consecutive years.

AUS is licensed and its programs are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the Ministry of Education’s Higher Education Affairs Division in the United Arab Emirates. AUS has been accredited in the United States of America by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (1007 North Orange Street, 4th Floor, MB #166, Wilmington, DE 19801 USA) since June 2004.

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Contact Information

  • Amin Majdalawieh
    Department of Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Sciences
    American University of Sharjah
    Sharjah, University City
    United Arab Emirates


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