The Department of Mechanical Engineering (MCE) in the College of Engineering at American University of Sharjah (AUS) invites applications for visiting and regular faculty positions at the assistant, associate or full professor level commencing in Fall Semester 2023. The visiting faculty positions are primarily focused on teaching. Successful candidates for the regular positions will be expected to establish high-level, active research programs supported by internal and external funding sources. The visiting position is a one-year renewable contract, and the regular position is a three-year renewable contract.
The applicant is required to have a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field and show evidence of a significant teaching portfolio. Evidence of excellence in teaching and research are expected from the candidates. In addition, experience in the American model of higher education is highly desirable.
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, a research statement, list of courses that can be taught or were taught, and names of at least three references who would be willing to write letters of recommendation). Positions are open until filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Candidates are required to classify their research area in one of the three mechanical engineering fields:
- design, materials and manufacturing
- dynamics and control
The Department of Mechanical Engineering has approximately 220 undergraduate students, 25 graduate students, 14 full-time faculty and 4 lab instructors. Students and faculty represent very diverse backgrounds and nationalities; approximately 90 nationalities are present on campus. The department offers a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. In addition, the department is involved in offering the Master of Science in Mechatronics Engineering and the PhD in Material Science and Engineering.
AUS is located in the Emirate of Sharjah (about 15 km from Dubai). AUS is an independent, not-for-profit, coeducational university, serving approximately 5,000 students. Further information can be obtained from https://www.aus.edu/cen/department-of-mechanical-engineering/.
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. The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering offered by the College of Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org/.