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Faculty Position in Microbiology
American University of Sharjah

Date Posted Mar. 2, 2023
Title Faculty Position in Microbiology
University American University of Sharjah
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Department Department of Biology, Chemistry & Environmental Sciences
Application Deadline Apr. 30, 2023
Position Start Date Fall 2023
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Biology - Microbiology

American University of Sharjah  (AUS) in the United Arab Emirates invites applications for a full-time faculty position (Any rank) in microbiology, starting August 2023. The successful candidate will be required to instruct general biology courses in addition to advanced courses related to their area of expertise. 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 also indicate any interests, qualifications or experiences related to program development.

Successful candidates will have a PhD in Microbiology or a closely related field, and 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.

The successful candidate must have:

  • a PhD in Microbiology (or related area)
  • an established record of excellence in teaching, research and service, or a clear ability to establish such a record at AUS

The successful candidate will preferably have:

  • experience in a North American style of higher education
  • experience in teaching introductory biology courses
  • experience in teaching courses in general microbiology and specialized areas of microbiology (e.g., medical microbiology, food microbiology, applied and industrial microbiology, bacteriology, virology, parasitology, etc.)

The Department of Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Sciences (BCE) offers bachelor of science degrees in biology, chemistry and environmental sciences, and minors in biology, environmental sciences and environmental policy. The department currently has 15 full-time faculty members and 10 full-time laboratory staff actively engaged in research within the three disciplines.

For the first stage of evaluation, applicants should submit a CV and a letter detailing their interest in and fit with the position. Please submit these two documents in PDF format through Additional information will be requested from candidates who make it to the next stage of evaluation. 

Applications submitted by April 30, 2023 will be given priority.

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 5,000 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 seven 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 & Environmental Sciences
    American University of Sharjah
    United Arab Emirates


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