Job description / Role
The United Arab Emirates University invites applications for a faculty position in the Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, College of Medicine and Health Sciences (CMHS). The position is for a Medical Microbiologist with an established track record of research accomplishments in the area of bacteriology. It is likely that the appointment will be at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor. However, more senior applicants may apply with the possibility of being appointed at the level of Full Professor. The College of Medicine is housed in a purpose built state-of-the-art facility with the mission to "improve the health care and well-being of the UAE population through innovative medical and health sciences education, advanced research, and best practices in clinical services." English is the language of instruction. Current research in the department focuses on antibiotic resistance, host-pathogen interactions, cancer immunology, autoimmune diseases, retroviral RNA packaging, dimerization, and regulation of retroviral gene expression, and oncogenic viruses, in particular EBV and its role in the pathogenesis of human diseases.
The successful candidate must have an MD/PhD or PhD with a strong track record of research in clinical or medical bacteriology and published their research findings in reputable journals. It is expected that the successful candidate will also have experience in teaching medical students, and preferably also postgraduate students. Relevant clinical experience and board certification would be an advantage, but not essential. Importantly, candidates must demonstrate the potential to establish an independent and sustained research program in their area of expertise and be able to obtain peer-reviewed internal and external funding. International collaboration is encouraged.
About the Company
Founded in 1976 by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, UAEU is a comprehensive, research-intensive university enrolling about 14,000 Emirati and international students. As the UAE’s flagship university, UAEU offers a full range of accredited, high-quality graduate and undergraduate programs through nine Colleges: Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Food and Agriculture; Humanities and Social Sciences; IT; Law; Medicine and Health Sciences; and Science. With a distinguished international faculty, state-of-the art new campus, and full range of student support services, UAEU offers a living-learning environment that is unmatched in the UAE.
As a research-intensive university of international stature, UAEU works with its partners in industry to provide research solutions to challenges faced by the nation, the region, and the world. The University has established research centers of strategic importance to the country and the region which are advancing knowledge in critical areas ranging from water resources to cancer treatments. UAEU is currently ranked the number one research university in the GCC, number two in the Arab World, and #370 globally.
UAEU’s academic programs have been developed in partnership with employers, so our graduates are in high demand. UAEU alumni hold key positions in industry, commerce, and government throughout the region. Our continuing investments in facilities, services, and staff ensure that UAEU will continue to serve as a model of innovation and excellence.