Assistant Professor in Arid Land Agriculture

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

Al Ain, UAE

Posted
Ref: RP749-215

Job description / Role

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE POSITION
The Department of Arid land Agriculture seeks to fill this position in Fisheries and Marine Science at the of level of Assistant Professor with primary research and secondary teaching responsibilities. This position focuses on Marine and Fisheries resource management, production and conservation.

RESPONSIBILITIES The college envisions educating, training and conducting frontier research to advance commercial fisheries, recreational fisheries, and aquaculture systems. The successful candidate must develop a competitive and internationally visible research program with emphasis on sustainable management of fisheries while preserving optimal marine ecosystem for advancing the UAE fishery industry. Assessing climate change and its current/future impact on costal productivity will be highly encouraged.

The incumbent should be able to obtain/attract extramural funding through individual and collaborative efforts.

The candidate must develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in areas of emphases described above, supervise M.S. and Ph.D. students, and building a strong outreach program with the relevant government organizations/institutes, private sector and agricultural industry.

Requirements

Minimum Qualification
Candidate must hold a PhD degree in Fisheries or Marine Sciences, or closely related field and must have documented research experience in marine resource management, and development of sustainable harvesting practices for commercial fisheries stocks. Post-doctoral experience with a scholarly emphasis on freshwater fish ecology, aquaculture, or quantitative fishery science is desired. Evidence of research excellence, ability to develop and effectively teach undergraduate and graduate courses is expected.

Preferred Qualification
Post-doctoral experience with a scholarly emphasis on freshwater fish ecology, aquaculture, or quantitative fishery science is desired. Evidence of research excellence, ability to develop and effectively teach undergraduate and graduate courses is expected.

SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. UAEU offers excellent benefits in the form of tax-free salary, housing, health benefits, education allowance for children, paid summer break, and return ticket for the family once a year to country of permanent residence.

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.