Faculty Position at the American University in Cairo
Feb 17, 2017
The American University in Cairo (AUC) is seeking to fill a faculty position in community psychology. We are open to making this position fit the status and needs of the person we hire, so while the position is listed as tenure-track, we would be happy to hire a professor of practice or a visiting professor. We are especially interested in faculty with expertise in prevention or evaluation.
AUC is a fantastic place to work with great students and supportive colleagues. It's one of the handful of universities worldwide that are accredited in the U.S. so the teaching curriculum, books, environment, etc. are like teaching in the U.S. Yet at the same time you're living in the context of a vibrant and cultural mega-city with less crime and safety concerns compared to larger cities in the U.S. and other countries. The cultural intersections are enriching and influence the academic endeavors in a unique way. The university has so many services for faculty adjustment and professional development, including comprehensive re-location process, housing supports, generous grants for research and conference attendance, professional development workshops in teaching skills, relaxing faculty lounge overlooking the gorgeous gardens and fountains, etc.
Teaching community psychology at AUC is special on so many levels. We have an undergraduate track and to our knowledge one of only two community psychology Masters degrees in the continent and region. Both programs have a high level of experiential learning including community-based learning courses. There is a 600-hour internship at the graduate level. We have developed over 60 community partnerships with endless opportunities for work with U.N. agencies, World Health Organization, government ministries, international nonprofits (e.g., Save the Children, CARE, Médecins Sans Frontières, etc.), European development agencies, local NGO's, religious institutions, schools, foundations, etc. Our students' community psychology work has been featured on the front page of newspapers, in magazines, on popular TV talk shows, etc. Until now 100% of the graduate students have presented their theses at international conferences, and both undergrads and grads have published refereed and non-refereed articles about their work.
Here are a few articles describing some of the diverse and innovative student and faculty work: