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Employment: Full Time

Job Description

The Department of Nutrition and Health, College of Medicine and Health Sciences at the United Arab Emirates University invites applicants for a full-time faculty position in Human Nutrition and Food at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

The successful candidate must demonstrate research capabilities with applications in human nutrition, clinical nutrition, community nutrition, and wellness, leading to impactful publications. The candidate will coordinate, develop and teach in-person or online undergraduate and graduate courses in human nutrition and dietetics, including, but not limited to, nutrition through the life cycle, community nutrition, food security and sustainability, and nutrition assessment. Candidates should demonstrate evidence of successful teaching practices, including student learning outcome assessment methods and the use of modern teaching tools, as well as advising and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. The successful candidate will interact closely with health agencies/organizations and develop programs for the benefit of the community. He/she will be also required to serve in the Department, College, and University committees, as appointed.


Minimum Qualification:
- Ph.D. in Human Nutrition or a closely related field and experience in teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses.

Preferred Qualification:
- Ph.D. in Human Nutrition or closely related and experience in teaching human nutrition courses at graduate and undergraduate levels, mentoring graduate students, and demonstrable research capability.
- The successful candidate must 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.
- Skills in biostatistics and/or research methods are considered a plus.

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience:
- At least 2 years as an Assistant/Associate Professor obtained by academic promotion process rather than appointment.
- Evidence of excellence in research publications, successful research grants, diverse teaching experience, and participation in university and community service.

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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