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Job Opportunity: Assistant/Associate Professor in Sociology, Zayed University

04/24/2018
Zayed University, a premier university in the United Arab Emirates, is an innovative institution based on an international model of higher education. With its campuses in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the University prepares graduates to become leaders in government, business, civil society, and family life.
 
The University expects its graduates to be competent in English and Arabic, proficient in the use of computing technology, and strong in 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 Department
The Department of Social Sciences, which is part of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, is an interdisciplinary department that offers undergraduate programs in International Studies and Emirati Studies and graduate programs in Diplomacy and International Affairs (MA) and Judicial Studies (MA). The majors in the College take a broad, multidisciplinary approach to the study of politics, society, economy, and law at the local, regional and international levels.
 
The Opportunity
The Department of Social Sciences at Zayed University invites applications for full-time faculty positions in Sociology. Candidates should hold a doctorate in either sociology or a related field at the time of appointment and be willing to contribute to teaching in the undergraduate and post - graduate programs. Apart from standard introductory, theory, methods, and critical thinking courses, specialization in one or more of the following substantive areas would be an advantage: political sociology, gender studies, and sociology of development.
 
In addition to teaching and scholarly requirements, faculty are expected to provide service to the College and to the University; to participate in the development, evaluation and revision of the college curriculum; to participate in the implementation of assessment of major learning outcomes; and actively engage in research activities leading to the publication of peer-reviewed articles and/or books in their area of specialization. Faculty liaise extensively with external constituents to further the mission of the University within the community.
 
The Requirements
Successful candidates will fully meet the expectations for the position, which include:
  • A PhD in Sociology.
  • A proven record of excellence at baccalaureate-level teaching.
  • Dedication to curricular innovation.
  • Record of professional accomplishment including peer-reviewed publications and/or presentations.
  • Commitment to a sustained research program and interest in collaboration with other Faculty.
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate web-based and/or digital technology in the classroom.
  • Willingness to provide service to the University and the College.
  • Experience with graduate programs would be an asset.
 
The Benefits
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 an d immediate family, educational subsidies for children and subsidized healthcare provided to the employee and sponsored family members.
 
How to Apply
To apply, please visit the Zayed University website and 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, the names and contact details of three professional references, a statement of teaching philosophy and a statement of scholarly and creative interests.
 
Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.


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