Assistant Professor in Anthropology/Sociology American University of Armenia


The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) and the General Education (GenEd) program at the American University of Armenia (AUA) are seeking an Assistant Professor in Anthropology/Sociology starting Fall 2023. Full-time faculty positions at the AUA typically involve teaching three courses per semester, pursuing research activities, and providing university and public service. Key responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Anthropology, Sociology, Cultural Studies, or Gender Studies. Teaching may also include an interdisciplinary first-year course focused on the development of critical thinking and analytical and academic writing skills. Expanding one’s research portfolio is encouraged while engaging in cross disciplinary synergies among the breadth of expertise at the University. In addition to teaching and research, faculty are expected to contribute to the community and university service for the advancement of the AUA mission and vision.

Required qualifications:

  • PhD in Anthropology, Sociology or a related fields (or Ph.D. Candidate with an expected graduation date prior to Fall 2023);
  • Teaching experience in a university setting;
  • Experience in implementing innovative teaching techniques; 
  • Active record of research and scholarship;
  • Experience in an international setting or teaching non-native English speakers is a plus.
  • This is a full-time position requiring residence in Armenia


Application process: Inquiries, nominations and applications should be submitted electronically to [email protected]. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications by April 30. Shortlisted applicants will be notified by the Search Committee by e-mail. 

Applicants must submit:

Letter of interest detailing their qualifications for the position; 

Curriculum Vitae with a list of academic publications;

Statement of teaching philosophy; 

Sample student evaluations (if available);

Statement of research agenda;

Sample publications (if available);

Names and contact information of three referees that have firsthand knowledge of the applicant's potential for an academic career. 

Compensation: Compensation is commensurate with university-wide pay scale, qualifications and experience. AUA offers competitive benefit packages. Foreign faculty will be offered a housing subsidy, health coverage and an annual round-trip airfare.

The University: The American University of Armenia is a privately endowed, independent American institution of higher education affiliated with the University of California. Located in Yerevan, the capital of the Republic of Armenia, it has an enrollment of approximately 2,200 students, including 420 graduate students.  The American University of Armenia is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, 1080 Marina Village Parkway Suite 500, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, AUA’s academics are centered in four colleges with graduate programs in Business Administration, Computer and Information Science, Economics, Industrial Engineering and Systems Management, Human Rights and Social Justice, International Relations and Diplomacy (2023), Laws, Management, Public Affairs (2023), Public Health, and Teaching English as a Foreign Language; and undergraduate programs in Business, Computer Science, Data Science, Engineering Sciences, English and Communications, Nursing,  Politics and Governance, Environmental and Sustainability Sciences (2023).

AUA Mission: The American University of Armenia aims to have an impact on students and the community as a center of academic excellence, innovation, inquiry, and diversity that contributes to the further development and advancement of Armenia, the region and the world through teaching and scholarship, fostering creativity, integrity and community service.

AUA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active non-discrimination program within the institution.