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 9000 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. The University expects its graduates to be proficient in English, Arabic, the use of computing technology, and quantitative and research skills. English is the primary language of instruction and administration.
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.
The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies is one of four departments within University College. Through its innovative general education common core curriculum, University College offers students a high-quality, foundational, liberal-arts program, designed to prepare them for their future majors and professional careers. The General Education experience instills in the students a desire for lifelong learning, fosters intellectual curiosity, and engenders critical thinking. Interdisciplinary Studies courses emphasize quantitative reasoning and comprehensive use of information technologies in order to develop students’ scientific literacy and global awareness. In addition to teaching responsibilities, faculty are expected to have an acceptable pace of engagement with their discipline/profession; and to become active members of the University and College community.
The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies invites applications for several faculty positions in various natural and life sciences on both the Abu Dhabi and Dubai campuses, with appointments starting in August 2017. We seek faculty who possess a strong commitment to teaching the University’s core curriculum, and are ardent advocates of general education as understood in the US model of education. You will be familiar with a quantitative reasoning-based curriculum; you will value teaching 100 and 200 level courses; you are committed to your discipline and contribute to its knowledge base via conference presentations and an increasingly strong record of publication. You will be inclined to contribute to an ongoing process of curricular revision and be involved in the design and development of the set menu of courses. Teaching load at Zayed University is established at five courses per semester with a possibility of reallocated time for research pursuits with tangible deliverables. It is a unique opportunity to join a progressive College that is actively working to enhance the mathematical, scientific and computing education of young people in one of the world’s most dynamic nations. The successful candidates will demonstrate excellence in student-centered teaching. University College is committed to student success and seeks faculty who are committed to ensuring it. Faculty members conversant with use of iPads, and tech-savvy in the classroom are particularly encouraged to apply.
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A Master’s degree in related fields of science from an accredited university.
Evidence of commitment to excellence in classroom teaching and student-centered learning.
Familiarity with, and an interest in, a Quantitative Reasoning-based curriculum.
The ability to integrate computer technology into the curriculum.
A demonstrated interest in promoting science and technology to non-majors.
Experience of working with faculty teams on multi-section courses.
Fluency in English is compulsory, and the ability to work among diverse cultures is essential.
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.ae and click on ‘Employment’ to be directed to the recruitment website. In addition to completing the online application form, kindly attach a cover letter, a current CV, and the names and contact details of three professional references.
Review of applications will begin immediately for August 2017.