The Department of Computer Science and 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 2019. Particular areas of interest are Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Robotics, Blockchain, Big Data Infrastructure, High Performance and Distributed Systems, and Computer Networks. The visiting faculty positions are primarily focused on teaching. Successful candidates for the regular positions will have a reduced teaching load and will be expected to establish high-level, active research programs supported by internal and external funding sources. Preference will be given to candidates whose research areas relate directly to one of the four research institutes set by the university’s strategic plan: Smart Cities Research Institute, Biosciences and Bioengineering Research Institute, Materials Science and Engineering Research Institute, and Gulf Environments Research Institute. Exceptional applicants in other computer science and engineering areas may be considered.
American University of Sharjah provides a competitive research startup package and access to two supporting research centers: the High-Performance Computing Center (HPCC) and the Geospatial Analysis Center. For more information about the research institutes and centers, please visit www.aus.edu/research.
Applicants are required to have a PhD in Computer Engineering/Computer Science or a closely related field. Teaching and industrial work experience in North America, in addition to experience in supervising PhD dissertations (for the permanent positions), are 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 research statement, a teaching statement, 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.
The department has approximately 450 undergraduate students, 20 graduate students, 14 full-time faculty and 6 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. Interdisciplinary doctoral programs are currently being developed in each of the four research institute areas.
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 (http://www.abet.org) and the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.
Applications will be reviewed starting December 1, 2018, and the reviewing will continue until the positions are filled and the posting removed from the AUS website. We welcome questions related to this posting.