Mechanical Engineering

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
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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, and the Master of Public Administration and the Master of Public Policy programs of GAPP are accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA). . 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.

Job Description:

The Department of Mechanical Engineering in the School of Sciences and Engineering of the American University in Cairo has an opening for a faculty position in Power at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor for appointment beginning Fall 2020. The successful candidate must have a strong background in thermofluids and energy applications, both conventional and nonconventional. Familiarity with combustion applications is a plus. Research interests and history in fields related to transport phenomena, energy economics and management, modelling of energy systems, and advanced measurement or computational techniques are desirable.

As part of his/her teaching responsibilities, the successful candidate will contribute to teaching and research in the undergraduate major and graduate studies. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to develop and/or teach courses in their area of expertise, as well as conduct research and solicit funding in support of scholarly activities. The School is home to programs in Natural Sciences and Engineering. The School is also home to graduate engineering programs and interdisciplinary programs in Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Environmental Sustainability, Environmental Engineering and Global Public Health. Four centers are housed in the School, including a robust extended education center. In addition, the School and University are embarking on initiatives that focus on industrial and community engagement.  


The candidate should have an earned doctorate, be proficient in English and have a demonstrated track-record of practice, teaching and research or demonstrated potential of the latter. A solid record of professional practical experience and established record in attracting funded research and scholarship is highly desirable. We seek applicants who are enthusiastic about their profession and undergraduate and graduate education with classroom and laboratory teaching experience, and are highly motivated researchers capable of leading a project and training students with passion. Translational experience beyond the didactic is highly desirable, and are demonstrable evidence of interdisciplinary interests and collaboration.

Additional Information:

The application review process will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must submit the following documents online:
(a) a current CV including full publications list; (b) a letter of interest; (c) a statement of teaching philosophy; (d) a completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF); (e) a copy of recently published articles or manuscripts in progress; (f) Please ask at least three referees familiar with your professional background to send reference letters directly to 


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