Coptic Studies

The American University in Cairo in Egypt

Date Posted June 12, 2016
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Company Description:

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, all faculty are entitled to generous benefits.

Job Description:

The Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology and Egyptology Department (SAPE) is seeking a specialist in Coptic Studies (Coptology). Candidates must be able to teach the Coptic language and must also offer at least one other specialty from among the following: Coptic monasticism, Coptic archaeology, Coptic art and architecture, Late Antique Egypt. The candidate will teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.


Rank is open. Candidates must have completed the PhD degree at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will have a commitment to teaching and to an active program of research and scholarship. Priority will be given to applications received by November 1, 2016.

Additional Information:

The appointment will be for an initial period of two or three years effective Fall 2017. The appointment is tenure-track, with renewal dependent upon institutional needs and the appointee's performance.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must submit the following documents via the online system:

(a) an updated CV; (b) a letter of interest; (c) a completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF); (d) names and contact information for at least three references familiar with your professional background; (e) a statement of teaching philosophy; (f) copies of recent student evaluations; and (g) copies of two recent publications

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