POLS International Relations

American University in Cairo
  • Location
    Cairo, Egypt
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 11

Position description

The American University in Cairo (AUC) has a rich legacy that dates back 100 years. Founded in 1919 as an English-language university based on high standards of conduct and scholarship, AUC remains a vibrant institution that contributes to the intellectual growth, discipline, and character of the future leaders of Egypt and the region. AUC emphasizes a liberal arts education, with all undergraduate students studying a common set of courses in the humanities and the natural and social sciences as part of the University's Core Curriculum. 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 chartered and accredited in the United States and Egypt.  It has a diverse body of students and faculty. Faculty salary and rank are based on qualifications and professional experience. According to AUC policies and procedures, faculty are entitled to generous benefits.


The Department of Political Science invites applications for two positions in International Relations starting Fall 2021.  The position is on a fixed-term contract (four years) and open to candidates at the Assistant or Associate Professor levels. Teaching responsibilities will include a combination of courses in the fields of theories of international relations, foreign-policy analysis, international organizations and global security. This position will involve teaching at the BA and MA levels within the Department of Political Science. Candidates with a focus on critical international relation theories, the Global South (Asia, Africa, and/or Latin America), and/or history and historical approaches to international relation are particularly encouraged to apply. The search committee is eager to review applications of individuals with demonstrated excellence in teaching, an accomplished and active research agenda, and an interest in living and working in the Middle East. 


A PhD is required at the time of appointment.  Successful candidates should have an ongoing research and publication program and teaching experience.  In addition to research and teaching, responsibilities include service to the Department and the University.  

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