Core Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows Fall 2018 American University, Cairo

Students in gardenThe American University in Cairo (AUC) is pleased to announce the continuation of its program of Core Teaching Fellowships, intended for recent PhD graduates. Successful applicants will be appointed, for a three-year term, as Core Curriculum Teaching Fellows with the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor.  The faculty appointment is in one of 10 School of Sciences and Engineering departments, depending on the candidates’ qualifications. The primary responsibility of the Core Fellows will be to teach Scientific Thinking to students in the Core Curriculum Freshman Program. The course focuses on building student skills in critical thinking, the scientific method, research methods and quantitative reasoning.  A thematic approach that exposes students,  non-majors and majors, to contemporary issues to is key to demonstrating the relevance of science and research in everyday life and its applicability to challenges beyond science, and as informed global citizens. Fellows  will also have the opportunity to teach and/or develop additional courses in their own or related disciplines. While at AUC, fellows will have access to apply for AUC’s generous travel (and other) grants in support of their research and collaboration, and to observe, work in and learn about one of the most fascinating countries in the world, Egypt.

Founded in 1919, AUC moved to a new 270-acre state-of-the-art campus in New Cairo in 2008. The University also operates in its historic downtown facilities, offering cultural events, graduate classes, and continuing education. Student housing is available in New Cairo. Among the premier universities in the region, AUC is Middle States accredited; its Engineering programs are accredited by ABET, its Chemistry program is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry, and the School of Business is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. 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 an English-medium institution; eighty-five percent of the students are Egyptian and the rest include students from nearly ninety countries, principally from the Middle East, Africa and North America. Faculty salary and rank are based on qualifications and professional experience. According to AUC policies and procedures, all faculty are entitled to generous benefits.


Review of candidates will begin immediately; applications will be accepted until positions are filled. One or more Fellows will be appointed in fall 2018, depending on needs, which are currently for those with the ability to teach sociology courses that can fulfill requirements for the Core Curriculum. Candidates should have backgrounds in any of, but not limited to, the following disciplines are welcome to apply:

Astronomy; Biology, inclusive of Biomedical Sciences; Chemistry; Environmental Sciences; Geology; Health Sciences; History and Philosophy of Science; Mathematics; Physics; Psychology; Science and Health Policy, and Sociology.

Normally, applicants for Core Curriculum Fellowships will have received their PhD degree within three calendar years of the date of application. Teaching experience is highly desirable. However, the overall candidate’s experience and interview will weigh heavily in their assessment.

Additional Information:

Review of candidates will begin immediately; applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must submit the following documents through the online system:

a) an updated CV; b) a letter of interest, which should also address their aspirations in seeking this position; c) a completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF); and d) List names & contact information of at least three references familiar with your professional background to be sent to

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