Job description / Role
The United Arab Emirates University invites applications for a faculty member rank: Associate Professor position in the Department of Media and Creative Industries. The position posted is for a full-time Faculty Member in Media and Convergent Journalism. Candidates are expected to have a strong commitment to teaching excellence in specialized courses on convergent journalism, social media reporting, and digital content production. The Candidate would be expected to play a major role in the new MA program that has courses on convergent and well as data journalism. The candidate will be expected to supervise graduate thesis in the area.
The candidate will play role in student advising at the undergraduate 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 candidate will also contribute to curriculum and program development, participation in department and college committees, as well as rendering services within the department and the UAEU.
Applicants must have an earned doctorate in the field of journalism and mass communication from a highly reputable university. The successful applicant will also have a record of refereed publications (scopus, indexed), and an agenda of on-going research, or evidence of noteworthy scholarly promise in the case of younger scholars.
The ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in English is a must. Professional experience in journalism, reporting, editing, or newsroom related activity specially in the digital era is essential.
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.