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Lab Instructor in Computer Science and Engineering (Hardware Area)
American University of Sharjah

Date Posted Apr. 11, 2022
Title Lab Instructor in Computer Science and Engineering (Hardware Area)
University American University of Sharjah
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Department Computer Science and Engineering Department
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2022
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Computer Engineering
    Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at American University of Sharjah invites applications for the position of Lab Instructor commencing in Fall Semester 2022 (August 2022). The successful candidate is expected to prepare lab materials in consultation with the faculty, provide laboratory instruction to students, and contribute to the continuous improvement of lab course materials.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Instruct in laboratories related to academic programs in computer science and computer engineering
  • Work with faculty to develop lab materials for experiments
  • Closely administer lab activities and provide timely feedback to faculty
  • Supervise students in a professional manner and grade lab assignments
  • Assist students in senior design project activities
  • Perform regular lab equipment checks and follow up on equipment orders
  • Support students’ extracurricular activities
  • Conduct other duties as assigned by the Head of Department


  • Master’s degree in computer engineering or a related area
  • Experience in design using FPGA/PLDs
  • Knowledge of Verilog HDL or VHDL
  • Familiarity with Xilinx, Actel, or Altera based PLDs Design & Simulation Tools
  • Experience in programming microcontrollers such as PIC, Arduino, Particle Photon and Raspberry PI using assembly and high-level languages
  • Experience in interfacing sensors and actuators to microcontrollers
  • Hands-on experience in troubleshooting and maintaining lab equipment
  • Excellent programming skills in C, C++, Java, and Python
  • Knowledge of basic networking and network device configuration
  • Familiarity with hardware development platforms
  • Familiarity with cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and machine learning platforms
  • Good communication skills in English (spoken and written)
  • Able to work in an interdisciplinary team environment

Applicants should fill out an application form and upload the required documents (PDF) using the following link.

The required documents are a cover letter and a detailed curriculum vitae (including a teaching statement, and names of at least three references who would be willing to write letters of recommendation). The position is open until filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The department has over 800 undergraduate students, 20 graduate students, 15 full-time faculty and 7 lab instructors. The department offers a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Master of Science in Computer Engineering.

AUS is located in the Emirate of Sharjah (about 15 km from Dubai), UAE. AUS is an independent, not-for-profit, coeducational university, serving some 5,500 students of more than 90 nationalities.

AUS is licensed and its programs are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the UAE Ministry of Education’s Higher Education Affairs Division. AUS has been accredited in the United States of America by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA, Tel +1 215 662 5606) since June 2004. Additionally, the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET and the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET (

Applications will be reviewed starting April 15, 2022, and the reviewing will continue until the position is filled and the posting is removed from the AUS website. We welcome questions related to this posting.

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Contact Information

  • Computer Science and Engineering Department
    American University of Sharjah
    United Arab Emirates


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