Job Opportunity: Comparative Politics Teaching Job at the American University in Cairo

The Department of Political Science at the American University in Cairo invites applications for a position in Comparative Politics with emphasis on the Middle East starting Fall 2019.  The position is on a five-year fixed-term contract. Teaching responsibilities will include a combination of courses at the BA and MA levels in comparative politics of the Middle East, introduction to political science, research methods, and comparative theory.  Responsibilities will also include administering the Joint MA program in Comparative and Middle East Politics and Society (CMEPS) between AUC and the Institute of Political Science at the University of Tubingen in Germany. The search committee is eager to review applications of individuals with demonstrated excellence in teaching, an accomplished and active research agenda, and an interest in living and working in the Middle East.


About The American University in Cairo:

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, faculty are entitled to generous benefits.



PhD is required at the time of appointment.  Successful candidates should have an ongoing program of research and publication. Teaching experience is required.  Responsibilities include undergraduate as well as graduate teaching, an active program of research and publications, and service to the Department and the University.

Additional Information:

Priority will be given to applications received by November 30, 2018. Position is open until filled.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must submit the following documents online:

a) a current CV; b) a letter of interest; c) a statement of teaching philosophy; d) a completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF); e) a copy of a recently published article or manuscript chapter in progress. f) Please ask three referees familiar with your professional background to send reference letters directly to

For more information, e-mail  Dr. Rabab El Mahdi, Chair, (; Ms. Gehan Wissa, Executive Assistant to the Chair, ( or visit the department’s website at

All applications should be uploaded online:

Please find more information here.