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Assistant or Associate Professor - Agricultural Plant Pathology

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

Al Ain, UAE

Ref: RP749-1121

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Job Description
The United Arab Emirates University invites applications for a Faculty position in the area of agricultural plant pathology. Candidates are expected to have a strong background in diagnosis and management of health problems of crops in greenhouses as well as in the open field. Experience in the development of diagnostic protocols and plant disease management strategies for agro-ecosystems of arid lands would be of great advantage. The successful candidate is expected to establish and further develop cutting edge micro- and molecular biological methods for identification, cultivation, and characterization of pathogenic organisms in our laboratories. Candidates should have a strong commitment to teaching excellence and student advising at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We further expect a demonstrable research capability that will enable the candidate to develop and sustain an internally and/or externally funded research program in his/her area of expertise, publish his/her research findings in refereed journals, and actively engage in promoting the growth of the UAE University. Candidates should be able to establish active and productive interdisciplinary research collaborations with colleagues within and outside of the University. As the largest agricultural institution of higher education in the UAE, the Department of Integrative Agriculture of the UAEU holds a great number of highly qualified academics from a broad range of research fields and offers a motivating international working environment along with up-to-date laboratory and classroom facilities.


Minimum Qualification
Candidate mush hold a PhD degree in the area of agricultural plant pathology, or Closely related filed and must have documented research experience in plant Disease management. Post Doctoral experience with a scholarly emphasis on Agricultural Entomology, plant protection.

Preferred Qualification
PhD in area of agricultural plant pathology

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience
The position is typically for academic year, which involves in teaching undergraduate and graduate students along with research activities. The successful candidate must develop a competitive and internationally visible research program with emphasis on sustainable management of plants. Assessing Plant Pathology and plant diseases and its current/future impact on crop productivity will be highly encouraged. The incumbent should be able to obtain/attract extramural funding through individual and collaborative efforts

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.

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Assistant salaries in UAE

Average monthly compensation
AED 6,000

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