Assistant Professor / Associate in Ecology and Conservation Biology

United Arab Emirates (AE)
Friday, 12 March 2021
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 12 May 2021
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

FEB (2021)

The University
Zayed University, a premier university in the United Arab Emirates, is an innovative institution based on an international model of higher education.  With approximately 550 full-time faculty serving approximately 9500 undergraduate and 1000 graduate students on its campuses in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the University prepares graduates to become leaders in government, business, civil society, and family life. The University expects its graduates to be competent in English and Arabic, proficient in the use of computing technology, and strong in quantitative and research skills. English is the primary language of instruction and administration.

Zayed University is fully accredited in the UAE and by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in the US. 

The United Arab Emirates is a progressive country known for its high standard of living and its safe and family-friendly environment. 

The Department/ College 

The Department of Life & Environmental Sciences, which is part of the College of Natural and Public Health, is an interdisciplinary department that currently offers undergraduate programs in Life & Environmental Science, Psychology and Human Services, and Public Health and Nutrition, as well as Health Care Administration (Executive Masters). 

The College of Natural and Public Health (CNHS), which also houses the Department of Life & Environmental Sciences, is firmly grounded in the UAE’s determination to build a sustainable future while preserving the integrity of its traditions.  The College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in key areas that promote the study of issues related to environmental, social, cultural and economic sustainability.  The majors in the College take a broad, multidisciplinary approach to identifying and addressing the complex, intertwined areas of modern society and its sustainable relationship to the 

natural environment.  CNHS students are uniquely equipped, through research and internship experience, to understand and to work at the intersections of the traditional disciplines of the cultural, social, humanitarian, political, scientific and technological fields.

The Opportunity

The Department of LES invites applications for a position in Ecology and Conservation Biology.  Experiences in Human Physiology will be an addition. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to contribute to the goal of developing environmental scientists and managers for the U.A.E. and to display leadership in curriculum development and research.  Faculty is sought who can offer high-quality teaching and research in areas related to Biology, and related introductory science courses, and help develop innovative interdisciplinary courses and programs. 

The Requirements 

Candidates should have a PhD at the time of appointment in Ecology and Conservation Biology from a recognized university, and the capacity to teach and research in an interdisciplinary environment. Experiences in Human Physiology will be an addition. Evidence of teaching excellence and experience is important along with a student-centered and innovative approach to teaching. Preference will be given to those able to teach introductory courses at the undergraduate & graduate level Biology in Abu Dhabi campuses, as well as help develop programs. Also candidate expected to start in the next academic semester start in August 2021.

To Apply

Please visit our web site and click on ‘Employment’ to be  directed to the recruitment website. In addition to completing the online application form, attach a cover letter, a current CV, and the names and contact details of three professional references.

Review Process

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and continue until the position has been filled.  

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