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Associate Professor in Agricultural Extension

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

Al Ain, UAE

Ref: RP749-569

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Job Description
The Department of Integrative Agriculture of the United Arab Emirates University invites applications for an Assistant or Associate professor position in Agricultural Extension. Candidates should have a well documented record of their ability to develop community based research and outreach programs. Experience with agricultural extension in the Gulf Region, and/or Smart, IOT based urban farming systems would be appreciated.

The successful candidate should further strengthen the Department's research and educational capacity in the fields of agricultural extension service provision, technology transfer, community development and outreach. A demonstrated ability of working with local farming communities and stakeholders of the public and private agricultural sector would be of great advantage.
The Department of Integrative Agriculture offers a supportive and highly interdisciplinary working environment. Research projects and educational programs benefit from its' well established research facilities, and strong ties that are maintained with stakeholders from the agricultural industry, international academic institutions and related public bodies.

Qualified candidates will be considered at a rank commensurate with academic accomplishments.
Candidates are expected to have a strong commitment to teaching excellence and student advising at the undergraduate and graduate 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 application package should include, a detailed resume, a brief description of current/future research activities, teaching philosophy, and courses taught. English is the language of instruction and communication. Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Requirements

Minimum Qualification
Applicants must have an earned doctorate in the applicable field. The ability to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level is a must. Industrial and professional experience is a plus.

Preferred Qualification
Assistant or Associate Professor with a significant international research record in the concerned field.

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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Associate salaries in UAE

Average monthly compensation
AED 8,000

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