Visiting Faculty Positions in Physics American University of Sharjah, Department of Physics United Arab Emirates


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Application deadline:
March 1, 2019

The Department of Physics at American University of Sharjah (AUS) is seeking applicants at the assistant/associate professor levels for a one-year visiting appointment commencing in August 2019.


Successful candidates must have a PhD in physics, a record of excellent teaching, solid scholarly record and a commitment to productive institutional service. The university is fully committed to equal opportunity at all levels without discrimination on the basis of race, gender, religion, age, family status or national origin.


Application materials must include a letter of interest in the position, curriculum vitae, samples of research publications, research statement and contact information for three references.


Complete applications received by January 20, 2019 will be given priority.


Following the AUS research strategic plan approved by the Board of Trustees, the university had recently established four institutes and two centers: the Bioscience and Bioengineering Research Institute (BBRI), the Materials Science and Engineering Research Institute (MSERI), the Smart Cities Research Institute (SCRI), the Gulf Environments Research Institute (GERI), the High-Performance Computing Center (HPCC) and the Geospatial Analysis Center (GAC). These institutes and centers have recently commenced the work outlined in the strategic plan, including laboratory renovation, equipment purchasing and installation, research program initiation, PhD program development, outreach activities and more. More information on the research institutes can be found at


Successful candidates will work collaboratively in the department and within and across the institutes and colleges to conduct research. The applicant should clearly state his/her preference to associate with one of the above-mentioned research institutes and this shall be supported by the research record and the research statement. Areas of emphasis for these positions are: materials science, ultrafast physics, laboratory astrophysics, or computational physics. However, all related fields will be considered.


Interested candidates should fill out an application form and upload the required documents in a PDF format using the following:


The selected candidate is expected to assume duties around mid-August 2019. Applications will be reviewed after December 20, 2018 and the review will continue until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an initial Skype-based interview.

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