Job ID: 226570

Faculty Position in Psychology

American University of Sharjah

  • Nov. 30, 2023
  • Faculty Position in Psychology
  • Department of Psychology
  • American University of Sharjah
    Sharjah, University City
    United Arab Emirates
  • Open Until Filled
  • August 2024
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Psychology - General

American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates invites applications for full-time faculty positions in psychology, starting August 2024 (in exceptional circumstances, January 2025). As an American-accredited institution in the liberal arts tradition, we seek candidates with a passion for both teaching and research in any area of specialization to join our faculty.

Successful candidates will have a PhD or a PsyD in psychology, and professional experience reflecting strong commitments to teaching, research and service. As a university formed on the American model, with English as the language of instruction, we give priority to candidates who have experience in American models of higher education.

Our new Department of Psychology is rapidly growing. We’ve recruited highly motivated student cohorts with internationally recognized student organizations, including Psi Chi and a psychology club. The program hosts dedicated lab spaces, specialized software and hardware, a research participation pool and support services such as Sona Systems. Our psychology faculty regularly publish in strong peer-reviewed journals, have won internal and external competitive grants, and integrate undergraduate students into their lab activities.

For the first stage of evaluation, we require only your CV and a letter detailing your interest in and fit with the position. Please submit these two documents in PDF format through Within two weeks of the submission deadline, only candidates who make it to the next stage of evaluation will be contacted for additional information. 

You are welcome to contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Juana Park ( or the Head of Department, Dr. Angela Maitner ( with any questions about the position, American University of Sharjah, or expatriate life in the UAE.

Applications submitted by January 15, 2024 will be given priority.

Situated nearby Sharjah International Airport, in the expansive University City area, and only 30 minutes from Dubai International Airport, the university is located in a dynamic and cosmopolitan area that includes abundant opportunities for travel, entertainment, cultural experiences and natural beauty. Salary and benefits are competitive.

American University of Sharjah is a not-for-profit, independent, coeducational institution of higher education formed on American models, but thoroughly grounded in Arab culture. Located in University City, Sharjah, AUS offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 5,000 students from approximately 90 nations. English is the language of instruction and the workplace. AUS has been ranked among the top ten Arab universities by QS World University Rankings every year for the past eight consecutive years.

AUS is licensed and its programs are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the Ministry of Education's Higher Education Affairs Division in the United Arab Emirates. AUS has been accredited in the United States of America by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (1007 North Orange Street, 4th Floor, MB #166, Wilmington, DE 19801 USA) since June 2004.

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  • Angela Maitner
    Department of Psychology
    American University of Sharjah
    Sharjah, University City
    United Arab Emirates

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