Job description / Role
The United Arab Emirates University invites applications for a faculty member rank: Assistant Professor position in the Department of Media and Creative Industries. The position posted is for a full-time Faculty Member in Mass Communication and multimedia production. The primary teaching role involves practicum courses in television production, digital and multimedia production, writing for broadcast, as well as other theoretical media courses that is offered in the department.
Candidates are expected to have an active role in utilizing the Department's facilities in teaching and training that includes production activities, to raise the competence and proficiency levels of students to industry standards.
Faculty members will also conduct appropriate scholarship and research that leads to full participation in the academic life of the University and the scholarly community at large. The faculty member, as a part of a cooperative and collegial campus community, will advise students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, perform college service and pursue an applied and/or practice research agenda, 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 in refereed journals, and actively engage in promoting the College as well as the Department of Media and Creative Industries.
- Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. in Media field.
- Ability to teach undergraduate courses in practicum/studio-based courses is a must.
- Applicants must have Industry and professional experience in multimedia offline/online media production, newsroom, and editorial experience.
- The successful applicant will also have a record of refereed publications and an agenda of on-going research, or evidence of noteworthy scholarly promise in the case of younger scholars. He or she will also exhibit a commitment to a student-centered approach to teaching.
- Professional industry experience in multimedia/digital production.
- English and Arabic Language proficiency
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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