Working at AUC
The American University in Cairo (AUC) is an American institution incorporated in the State of Delaware. It has been serving higher education in Egypt and the Middle East since its establishment in 1919. AUC is an independent, non-profit, apolitical, non-sectarian, and equal opportunity institution, committed to providing quality higher and continuing education for students from Egypt and the region.
It is accredited in the United States by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, its undergraduate Engineering and Computer Science programs are accredited by ABET and its Management program is accredited by the AACSB.
Dedicated to the ideals of American liberal and professional education, the University provides a broad spectrum of disciplines and learning opportunities, contributes to knowledge, and promotes international understanding through scholarship and learned discourse. It offers undergraduate and graduate programs in selected areas of importance to the Egyptian society. The University is open to all ideas, and freedom of academic expression is fundamental to its mission. High standards of academic achievement, professional behavior, and ethical conduct are expected of all members of the University community.
The University provides an environment in which students develop their critical thinking capabilities, language and communications skills, and proficiency in the tools of learning. English is the language of instruction. Students are educated to achieve an appreciation of their own cultural heritage, become aware of their responsibilities to society, and prepare themselves for successful careers and leadership roles. The University promotes research and dedicates itself to open and ongoing interaction with scholarly institutions and colleagues in Egypt and other parts of the world. Through its adult and continuing education programs, the University offers educational opportunities designed to enhance the language and professional skills of non-degree students.
The University maintains high standards in recruiting faculty and administrators. Emphasis is placed on excellence in teaching, research, creative activities and service to the community. The institution assists faculty members to perform their duties and to develop their skills through its policies, personnel practices, and support services. The University’s full-time faculty is complemented by adjunct faculty, frequent visiting lecturers, and the Distinguished Visiting Professor Program. Similarly, the University recruits, develops, and retains highly qualified administrative and support staff.