- Guggenheim Fellow (1961)
Vatikiotis served as Instructor at the American University in Cairo from 1948-1949; Instructor in Arabic at Johns Hopkins University from 1952-1953; and Professor at Indiana University from 1953-1965.
He was awarded Guggenheim Fellow in 1961, and was named Distinguished Visiting Professor at the American University in Cairo in 1986. He was named Emeritus Professor of Politics of the Near and Middle East at the University of London 1989. Visiting Professor, American University in Cairo 1989-1990.