Faculty Member, Mass Communication

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Monday, 1 February 2021
End of advertisement period
Monday, 15 March 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

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 in Media and Television Production. The primary teaching role involves practicum courses in television production I and II, digital production, news, documentaries, 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. 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. Qualified candidates are expected to have a strong commitment to teaching excellence and student advising at the undergraduate levels as well as published research in scopus journals.

Minimum Qualification

Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. in Media field. The ability to teach undergraduate courses is a TV practicum/studio-based courses is a must. Applicants must have a minimum of 10 years Industry and professional experience in TV/digital content production, TV 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. Applicants must have bilingual proficiency (Arabic/English), and ability to teach in both languages.

Preferred Qualification

Professional industry experience in films/documentaries or news production

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience  

Special Instructions to Applicant  

Division College of Humanities &S. Sc.(CHSS)
Department Media & Creative Industries-(CHSS)
Job Close Date 15-03-2021
Job Category Academic - Faculty