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Assistant/ Professor in (Plant Biology/Botany)
UAE University

Date Posted Apr. 21, 2021
Title Assistant/ Professor in (Plant Biology/Botany)
University UAE University
Al-Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Department College of Sciences
Application Deadline Jun. 30, 2021
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Biology - General
    Botany/Plant Sciences

Role Summary
The Department of Biology seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor in Plant Biology/Botany with experience in Plant Biology/Botany or related discipline.

The Professorship will be held in the College of Science. Candidates will be an established authority in their field, with a developed external profile. They will become a leading member of the department and the College contributing to a dynamic, cutting edge research culture, with access to the excellent teaching and research facilities which UAEU offers. They will have a vital role to play in the development and achievement of COS within the context of the strategic goals of UAEU, leading research and scholarship in the field.

The Professor will be expected to lead advanced, internationally excellent research in Plant anatomy, Morphology and Biochemistry of plants/plant cells, securing external funding to deliver high impact research, to deliver teaching and supervision at both [undergraduate and graduate levels, together with admissions, examining and assessment, and to contribute fully to academic administration in both the Department and the College.

Key Responsibilities
The successful candidate will make a full contribution to the academic life of the University through research, teaching and academic service. They are expected to have extensive teaching experience, proven research experience with a significant publication record and to have demonstrated academic leadership and an ability to lead and manage effectively. The broad balance of duties for Professors (at all levels) includes Teaching, Supervision and Examining (40%), Research (40%) and academic and community service (20%). All faculty are expected to contribute to the overall development of the College and Departmental profile as a world-leading provider of (discipline) education, training and research at the highest academic standard and through building partnerships and collaborations.

The University
United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) is the oldest university in the United Arab Emirates – founded in 1976 – and has a clear mission to maintain and enhance its high reputation in the country, the region and beyond as "The University of the Future".

With a faculty of more than 930 and 13,000 students from 64 countries, UAEU is internationally-oriented with a strong emphasis on social impact and external collaboration in both its education and research. The University offers 52 Bachelors’ degree programs and 37 Masters’ programs as well as a Doctorate of Medicine (MD), Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) and a number of other PhD programs. It was recently recognized in the QS World Rankings as among the top 300 universities in the world and the 27th best ‘Young University’ globally.

Our scientists and students work in close collaboration with internal and external parties to solve national and global social challenges. Our academic community is inspired by the dynamism and cosmopolitanism of the UAE, its values of tolerance and its rapid development as an internationally-recognized center of innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship.

The College and Department
The Department of Biology is housed in a state-of-the -art facility with modern research and teaching equipment on Maqam campus offering undergraduate to doctoral programs. The undergraduate program is accredited from the Royal Society of Biology, UK. There are 23 full-time faculty members in the Department; with research interests, covering a broad spectrum of topics encompasses ecology, genomic, cancer biology, organismal biology among other specialties. Much of the research carried out in the Department of Biology is aimed to address challenges such as health, environment and energy.
The College of Science is one of the oldest Colleges in the University and remains a cornerstone of scientific education and research supporting the economic and technological development of the country. In addition to modern technology supporting teaching and learning and excellent departmental laboratories, the College boasts special purpose facilities such as the Nano-Physics Research Laboratory, Genomic Analysis and Microbial Studies Laboratory, Central Analytical Laboratory, Inorganic Geochemistry Laboratory, Geophysics and Seismic Laboratory, and the Museum of Living Resources and Geological Museum.

What We Offer
Faculty arriving at UAEU will join a lively, intellectually stimulating and multi-disciplinary academic community with internationally-competitive standards in research and teaching. You can enjoy an excellent standard of living in beautiful surroundings on campus and in the city of Al Ain.

Set in the historic oasis region of Al Ain, UAEU is at the heart of a beautiful, cosmopolitan university city. As well as the attractions of the world-famous cities of Abu Dhabi and Dubai just 1.5 hours’ drive away, the beauty of the region’s natural environment in the desert and on the coast is within easy reach as is are the sites of neighboring Oman.

The University offers a competitive compensation package for faculty with a starting annual salary commensurate with experience.

Education & qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD in Plant Biology/Botany or other relevant disciplines and additional qualifications in teaching and learning or other professional skills relevant to a faculty role. Other evidence of working in teaching or research discipline/s as well as the ability to engage in international-quality research.

Application procedure
Applicants should upload a CV and cover letter (max 750 words) which should be a concise statement of motivation and interest in the role. This should include your research interests and plans and teaching philosophy. Please also provide the names of TWO academic references and indicate whether they may be contacted during the application process or only after an offer has been accepted.
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed remotely.

Final round interviews may be held on campus and candidates may be asked to submit a more detailed research proposal and/or give a short presentation as part of the interview process.
All materials should be uploaded via the UAEU Job Portal at

The closing date for applications is June 30 2021. Initial interviews are planned to be held soon after closing date. The post start date is as soon as possible thereafter.
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