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The Department of Sociology, Egyptology and Anthropology (SEA) at the American University in Cairo (AUC) is seeking to recruit for a five-year position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of sociology beginning in the fall 2019. The teaching load is three courses per semester. Candidates with any area of expertise in the global south are encouraged to apply.
A PhD in sociology or a related discipline with the ability to teach and publish within the discipline of sociology. Commitment to teaching and engagement of students, as well as service to the university, particularly the sociology program and the department, are necessary, as well as an active research agenda.
Priority will be given to applications that are submitted by November 1, 2018. Informational interviews will be held at the annual American Sociological Association (ASA) meeting in Philadelphia, PA between August 11-14 and the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) meeting in San Antonio, TX between November 15-18. If interested in setting up an informational interview at ASA or MESA, please contact the SEA Department at email@example.com. Formal interviews will be held in late November/early December.
All applicants must submit the following documents via the online system:
(a) an updated CV; (b) a letter of interest detailing research and teaching experience; (c) a completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF); (d) names and contact information for at least three references familiar with the candidate's academic professional background; (e) one page statement on teaching goals and philosophy, including courses that the candidate would like to teach/develop; (f) one page statement on the candidate's research agenda and (g) a writing sample or publication. Letters of reference may be sent directly by the referees to firstname.lastname@example.org. Inquiries can be submitted through the on-line application system or by e-mail at email@example.com.