Assistant Professor

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

Al Ain, UAE

Posted
Ref: RP749-442

Job description / Role

The UAE University Department of Languages and Literature invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in the area of English or American Literature in the Fall semester 2018. The rank will depend on qualifications and experience. Candidates are expected to have an earned PhD in the discipline obtained from a reputable university preferably from North America. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated excellent skills in research and in teaching both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Expertise in the fields of rhetoric, writing, critical theory and/or any area of British and American literature will be an asset. The university's expectations for faculty include effective teaching, productive scholarship, and appropriate forms of service. The initial appointment will be for a four-year period, with the first two years probationary. Faculty members are expected to teach at all levels in the Department, to share in general education teaching, and participate, as appropriate, in Masters and PhD programs.

Requirements

Applicants must have an earned doctorate in the field. English is the language of instruction and communication. The standard teaching load is 9-12 hours per semester, modified in varying degrees by course remissions arising from funded research and consultative activities or administrative roles. All faculty members are expected to have an ongoing research agenda and to be engaged in the publication of work that has been subject to external peer review and appears in internationally recognized and cited journals or books.

The application package should include a cover letter, a detailed resume, and a brief description of current/future research activities, teaching philosophy, and courses taught.

Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Preferred Qualification
PhD from North American University

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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