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Job Description

The United Arab Emirates University invites applications for a faculty position. Qualified candidates at all levels will be considered at a rank commensurate with academic accomplishments.

Candidates are expected to have a strong commitment to teaching excellence and student advising at the undergraduate and graduate levels, 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.

The application package should include a detailed resume with a brief description of current/future research activities, teaching philosophy, and courses taught. English is the language of instruction and communication.

Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled. The Department of Linguistics, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, United Arab Emirates University invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor position with a specialization in neurological aspects of language and communication disorders. The post is expected to be available from September 2019, pending budgetary approval.


The ideal candidate will have earned a PhD with a specialization in speech pathology, clinical linguistics, communication disorders or any other related field. All relevant areas of expertise will be considered. Applicants should demonstrate a strong publication record, teaching experience, and history of external funding commensurate with level of appointment. A research focus on language disorders or related fields is expected. Successful applicants are expected to teach undergraduate level courses in the Linguistics major and the minor in Aphasia. They should also be able to contribute to the teaching of courses in the general education program as needed, be engaged in research, advise students, and serve on committees. English is the language of instruction, and successful candidates must have native or near native competence in oral and written English. We are seeking an energetic researcher/lecturer who is interested in the opportunity to join a fast-growing and innovative department. Faculty in the Department of Linguistics are involved in numerous research projects and the department hosts a state-of-the-art EEG Lab, eye-tracking facilities, and a state-of-the-art Phonetics Lab. The Department aims to extend its language disorders program by introducing a new BSc program in Communication Sciences and Disorders (currently at the proposal stage). We seek an applicant who would be willing to lead the department towards achieving this goal. Compensation includes competitive tax-free salary, free housing in off-campus villa or apartment, a comprehensive health plan, education allowance for children, annual return travel to home destination, and an end-of-service gratuity. UAEU is the largest and most comprehensive federal university in the UAE. It has approximately 14,000 students, 800 faculty members and offers well over 70 programs at all levels through nine colleges, of which the College of Humanities and Social Sciences is the largest. The University recently moved to a newly-built campus, equipped with state of the art educational technology in all classrooms and laboratories. The University is developing rapidly into a research-intensive, globally recognized institution, and has high expectations for the research capacity of its faculty members. The city of Al-Ain, where the university is located, is often described as a garden city of palm trees, grassy parks and low rise buildings set in the mountainous inland region of the UAE. Al Ain is a very safe and clean city with a cosmopolitan population. The larger cities of Abu Dhabi and Dubai are an easy 1.5 hour drive on modern highways. UAEU operates an e-recruitment system for job vacancies

Minimum Qualification
Applicants must have an earned doctorate in the applicable field. The ability to teach undergraduate courses is a must. Industrial and professional experience is a plus.

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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