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Employment: Full Time

Job Description
The Department of Cognitive Sciences at the United Arab Emirates University has a vacancy for an Assistant Professor of Philosophy. AOS and AOC are open, but the successful candidate would be expected to coordinate and teach the Minor in Citizenship (social & political philosophy) and to teach General Education courses in applied ethics and/or critical thinking. Those who also have competence in philosophy of cognitive science may be preferred. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Department of Cognitive Sciences at UAEU is dynamic and diverse, with an excellent track record in research. We seek a collegial, congenial and talented colleague in the discipline of philosophy. The UAEU is located in the city Al Ain (emirate of Abu Dhabi), on the border with Oman and about 1.5 hours' drive from both Dubai and Abu Dhabi cities.

The UAEU offers an attractive tax-free salary, free housing, medical insurance, and annual return airfares to the country of origin for expatriate employees and their immediate families. There is also a modest relocation allowance and a generous furniture allowance on appointment, as well as other benefits, such as an education subsidy for children.

Please submit a cv with a brief description of current/future research activities, teaching philosophy and courses taught.

The successful candidate would be expected to start work at UAEU in January 2021.


Minimum Qualification
Applicants must have an earned doctorate in philosophy.

Preferred Qualification
We are seeking an energetic researcher, well-published in highly-ranked international journals, and with well-established international research networks. The successful candidate is expected to have a well-developed research plan, with the potential to attract competitive grant funding.

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience
The language of instruction is English, in which native or near-native competence is required.

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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