[URBANTH-L]JOB: American University, Cairo, Forced Migration and Refugee Studies, Director

Benito Vergara bvergara at sfsu.edu
Wed May 17 08:46:28 EDT 2006


AUC is seeking an energetic academic director to provide leadership and 
vision for a multi-disciplinary Forced Migration and Refugee Studies 
Program (FMRS), located in the School of Humanities and Social Science. 
FMRS offers a graduate Diploma in Forced Migration and Refugee Studies 
designed to meet the needs of individuals whose professional, research 
or academic interests focus upon issues of forced migration or 
population and migration generally. FMRS combines teaching with dynamic 
research opportunities, unique outreach and service activities for 
refugee communities, and ongoing networking and collaboration with 
academic institutions and organizations that work with those 
communities, locally, regionally and internationally. For more 
information, see www.aucegypt.edu/fmrs.

The incumbent should have expertise in the field of forced migration and 
refugee studies in terms of both teaching and research, and to hold 
appropriate credentials in Law, Political Science, Anthropology or 
Sociology. With a proven track record of program leadership, the 
applicant is expected to work with the Joint Steering Committee 
representing a number of university departments and with a team of 
dedicated staff, to advise and support FMRS students; teach; manage 
research programs and community outreach activities and further develop 
the Program's regional and international collaborations. Fundraising for 
these activities would also be expected.

Founded in 1919, AUC's campus is currently located in downtown Cairo, 
Egypt, but will be moving to a new, state-of-the-art campus in New Cairo 
beginning Fall Semester, 2008 (see the New Campus website at 
www.aucegypt.edu/ncd/New%20Campus.html). AUC is accredited by the 
Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of 
Colleges and Schools. For more information see our website at 
www.aucegypt.edu. Initial appointment is for two or three years. Renewal 
of an appointment depends upon institutional needs and/or the 
appointee's performance. 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. 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.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: E-mail a letter of intent specifying Position 
# FMRC-1 with a current C.V. to facultyaffairs at aucnyo.edu or mail to:

Dr. Earl (Tim) Sullivan, Provost
American University in Cairo
420 Fifth Avenue, Fl. 3
New York, N.Y. 10018-2729

For full consideration, candidates must also complete the Personnel 
Information Form provided at 
http://forms.aucegypt.edu/provost/pif3.html. Review of candidates will 
begin immediately; applications will be accepted until the position is 

The American University in Cairo is an equal opportunity employer.

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