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Faculty Position in the Department of Writing Studies

Date 2012-11-28 14:11:25 Location : Middle East

Location:United Arab Emirates
Employment Level:Tenured, tenure track
Application Deadline:December 1, 2012
Category: Humanities
Employment Status:Full-time
Salary: Commensurate with experience

The Department of Writing Studies invites applications from qualified professionals to teach freshman composition in an international university setting. The department will fill one or more positions this year. We seek both Ph.D. and MA instructors. The Ph.D. instructor will teach a three-course load and have research responsibilities. The MA instructor will teach a four-course load.

Candidates must have at least a master's degree and a minimum of two years of experience in teaching composition at the university or community college level, preferably in North American institutions with a liberal arts emphasis. Candidates must have excellent English proficiency. Areas of expertise and training should include composition, professional writing, or applied linguistics/ESL. Overseas experience will be viewed favorably.

AUS is located in the emirate of Sharjah, adjacent to Dubai, UAE. Founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, AUS is an independent, not-for-profit coeducational university in the Gulf, serving some 5,500 students of 82 nationalities. The American University of Sharjah (AUS) is accredited by the Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Review of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, applications must be received before December 1, 2012. Interested applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of research, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. MARK RUSH, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, e-mail: