Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Urban Studies- Abu Dhabi, UAE- August 2013
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||United Arab Emirates|
|Position:||Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Full Professor|
Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in
CAMPUS: Abu Dhabi
Zayed University, a premier university in the United Arab Emirates, is an innovative institution based on an international model of higher education. The University has experienced rapid growth, and currently has over 900 faculty and staff serving approximately 8500 undergraduate and 1000 graduate students on its campuses in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Zayed University prepares graduates to become leaders in government, business, civil society, and family life, and to contribute to building a knowledge-based economy and society. Through a curriculum grounded in learning outcomes, the University expects its graduates to be proficient in both English and Arabic, and to possess the skills in communication, technology, information literacy, research, critical thinking, and global awareness that will make them leaders in the interconnected 21st-century world. English is the primary language of instruction.
Zayed University is fully accredited in the UAE and by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in the US. The United Arab Emirates is a progressive country known for its high standard of living and its safe, family-friendly, multi-national environment.
This opening is in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, one of two Departments of the College of Sustainability Sciences and Humanities (CSSH). Faculty working in the Department include a wide range of scholars from around the world specializing in Anthropology, Archaeology, History, Political Science, Political Economy, Sociology, Philosophy, and Literature.
The College, which also houses the Department of Natural Science and Public Health, is firmly grounded in the UAE’s determination to build a sustainable future while conserving its cultural heritage, protecting its natural environments and promoting the welfare of its citizens. The College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in key areas that promote the study of issues related to environmental, social, cultural and economic sustainability. The majors in the College take a broad, multidisciplinary approach to identifying and addressing the complex, intertwined areas of modern society and its sustainable relationship to the natural environment. CSSH students are uniquely equipped, through research and internship experience, to understand and to work at the intersections of the cultural, social, humanitarian, political and scientific fields.
The position in Urban Studies is to contribute to undergraduate programs in International Studies and Sustainable Development. The Department is especially interested in applicants whose research interests intersect urban studies and sustainability studies, and who have a familiarity with the Middle East. The teaching load might also include one or more courses in the University’s Colloquy on Integrated Learning.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in a relevant field and the capacity to teach and research in an interdisciplinary environment. Evidence of teaching excellence and experience is important, including potential to supervise thesis projects.
If you meet these requirements and would like to make any informal enquiries regarding this opportunity, please feel free to contact the Dean of the College of Sustainability Sciences and Humanities, Dr. Chris Southgate (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The University’s benefits package is highly attractive, with competitive salaries free of tax in the United Arab Emirates, housing, a furniture allowance, annual vacation airline tickets for the employee and immediate family, educational subsidies for children and subsidized healthcare provided to the employee and sponsored family members.
Please visit our web site www.zu.ac.aeand click on ‘Employment’ to be directed to the recruitment website. In addition to completing the online application form, attach a cover letter, a current CV, and the names and contact details of three professional references.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled.
|Primary Category:||Urban History / Studies