Senior Academic Specialist

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

Al Ain, UAE

Ref: RP749-768

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Purpose: Instruction of both the lecture and lab sections of Biology courses.

- Use Black Board as a learning management system to conduct the course.
- Teach courses in terms allotted by the Department of Biology, using diverse teaching methods.
- Maintain records for attendance, submit grades, and stay current with planned course outcomes and assignments.
- Meet instructional design and delivery expectations that also includes designing learning activities and materials that facilitate student engagement, active learning, critical thinking, and achievement of course learning outcomes.
- Meet service expectations that includes providing support for academic advising activities and/or tutoring, serving on college committees and workgroups, and providing service to the community.
- Hold regular office hours


Minimum Requirements
- Master's degree in biology or in a related field with 18 hours of biology graduate coursework.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
- Experience in instructing students from diverse culture and/or backgrounds
- Skill in integrating technology into curriculum
- Ability to work independently
- Ability to analyze problems, identify solutions, and take appropriate measures to resolve problems while following college policies and procedures
- Demonstrate culture competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds of program students, faculty and staff.

Desired Qualifications
- College teaching experience
- Familiarity with BlackBoard and/or other online teaching platforms.
- Experience teaching introductory biology
- Experience with online learning and/or hybrid course delivery, and
- Experience with academic advising and/or student support services such as tutoring.

Minimum Qualification

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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