Adjunct Faculty Open Positions

The Department of Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a part-time adjunct faculty position to teach in the 2014 spring semester.


The successful candidate will teach a course on acoustics to a mixture of audio technology, audio production and physics majors. The class will have up to 24 students enrolled, and will meet on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:20 – 11:35 am during the spring semester, which runs from January 13 – May 6, 2014. Applicants must have a Master’s Degree (or higher) in Physics, Acoustic Engineering, Audio Technology or an appropriate field, and a demonstrated capacity for teaching. Applicants must meet requirements to receive and maintain an adjunct teaching appointment at American University. Please submit a résumé and cover letter detailing applicant’s related experience to physics@american.edu, or in hard copy to:

Search Committee
Department of Physics
American University
Washington, DC 20016-8050

American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus. American University is an Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


The Department of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a part-time adjunct position in the Arab World Studies Program for spring 2014 semester


Course Title: SOCY 225 Arab Societies

Course Format: This is a “co-taught” course, which means there is a single standardized syllabus for all sections.

Course Description: Arab Societies is a foundational course that is required of all Arab World Studies majors and minors, and serves as a general education course for students across the university. It is meant for students who are at least in their sophomore year. The course is a survey course that covers some historical material and major thematic issues around the economy, family, gender and sexuality, media, and religion.

This is a great opportunity for any person who wants to bolster their teaching experience without having to design a new course. It is also ideal for anyone who is interested in teaching an interdisciplinary course that is the core of a newly minted program.

Requirements: At minimum an MA in sociology, history, political science, or related field with a concentration on the Arab region (Middle East studies more broadly may be considered). Preference given to advanced PhD candidate or PhD holder.

If interested or would like more details, please send CV, questions, and a brief statement of interest to:

Randa Serhan: serhan@american.edu

Mailing Address:

Arab World Studies Program
Battelle-Tompkins T-12
American University
4400 Massachusetts Ave
Washington, DC 20016

American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus. American University is an Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.