Physics Faculty

Physics (PHYS-1-0-09) American University in Cairo Founded in 1919, AUC's campus has moved recently to a new, state-of-the-art campus in New Cairo beginning Fall Semester, 2008. AUC's degree programs are accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. All eligible Engineering and Computer Science programs are accredited by ABET and the Management program is accredited by AACSB. For more information visit our website at In view of AUC's protocol agreement with the Egyptian government, which requires specific proportions of Egyptian, U.S., and third-country citizen faculty, at this time preference will be given to qualified applicants who are U.S. citizens.
The normal teaching load is three courses per semester and English is the language of instruction. For expatriates, benefits include housing, annual round-trip air travel for appointee and qualifying dependents, plus schooling for the equivalent of up to two children at Cairo American College. Job Description: The Department of Physics invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position beginning September 2009. The successful applicant will teach a variety of undergraduate physics courses, in addition to teaching and mentoring graduate students in the department's Master's program. Currently, faculty members of the Physics Department at AUC have multimillion-dollar research grants and it is expected that the applicants should be capable of conducting research and of attracting extramural funding. Requirements: It is preferable that applicants have a strong Experimental Physics expertise especially in the subfield of Alternative Energy. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Physics or related field. The applicants should be actively engaged in research. Strong potential for outstanding teaching is necessary. Accordingly, the successful applicant must demonstrate high potential for a strong record in research and excellent student evaluation in teaching. Additional Information: Deadline of applications is January 15, 2009. Review of applications will start immediately.
One-, two- or three-year appointment, subject to mutual agreement will begin September 2009. Renewal of an appointment depends upon institutional needs and/or the appointee's performance.
Application Instructions: All applicants must submit the following documents via the online system. a) an updated C.V; b) a letter of interest; c) a completed AUC Personal Information Form (PIF); d) names and contact information for at least three references familiar with your professional background.